BEDFORD, Va. (AP) _ Organizers are expecting up to 10,000 visitors to attend the National D-Day Memorial’s events marking the invasion’s 70th anniversary. Today is the D-Day anniversary. Nicole Johnson with the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says event organizers have been working with local tourism groups to ensure visitors have a place to stay. There are only two hotels in Bedford, where the memorial is located. Johnson says some visitors are staying in hotels as far away as Botetourt County. The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center is expecting 400 people to attend its annual dinner for the D-Day anniversary. Sales associate Heather Massey says guests are flying in from as far as France, Ireland and England.
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From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: Investigators are investigating numerous burglaries of storage units that have occurred since January 2014. Suspect(s) are gaining entry into a single unit and are then able to access adjoining units. After gaining entrance, suspect(s) are stealing various items (jewelry, silverware, dinnerware, etc.). Storage units located in Moneta, Thaxton, New London and Forest have all been victimized.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 540-586-7699 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers caller remain anonymous and could receive cash reward at to $1,000.00 for information that solves the crimes.