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News from July 2018


2018 Bedford County Fair to be held Sept. 27-30

July 31, 2018

This year’s Bedford County Fair will be held Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the Glenwood Center, 2074 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA. Admissions and parking is free.

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Bedford County teen named Virginia FFA President

July 31, 2018

Ethan Jackson, a recent graduate of Staunton River High School, has been named 2018-2019 Virginia FFA State President at the 92nd Virginia FFA State Convention held in June in Blacksburg. He’s the first to serve in the top role from Bedford County.

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Smith Mountain FFA shines at 2018 State Convention

July 31, 2018

The Smith Mountain FFA – Staunton River team brought home numerous awards at the 2018 Virginia FFA Convention held on June 18-21, 2018, including first place in the livestock judging competition.

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Governor Northam Announces Blue Ridge Optics to Invest in New Product Line in Bedford County

July 19, 2018

Company to invest $750,000, retrain seven employees.

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Governor Northam Announces $6.5 Million Investment in Bedford County

July 12, 2018

Smyth Companies to upgrade equipment at printing operation, retrain 28 employees.

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