UPDATE: Bedford To Become a Town

UPDATE 12:28 p.m.

Bedford, VA - The three-judge panel has approved and signed the reversion agreement between Bedford City and Bedford County.

The city and county presented nine joint exhibits to the panel Tuesday.

The announcement comes after five years of negotiations between the city and county.

The independent City of Bedford will become a town on July 1, 2013.


Bedford, VA - A three-judge panel will hear plans this week about reverting Bedford from a city to a town.

City and county officials will present their plan at the Bedford County Courthouse Tuesday.

If the panel approves the plan, Bedford will be an incorporated town within Bedford County in July of next year.

According to the city manager, converting to a town will remove artificial boundaries that have been obstacles for economic development.