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Local News

  • Friends of Mill to build pavilion

        The Friends of Big Otter Mill broke ground on a new permanent pavilion at the Big Otter Mill site on Thursday, August 24.

        Big Otter Mill Board of Directors members Stan Bennett, Sheldon Cash, Nicole Johnson, Kristy Milton and Tom Richardson participated in the ground-breaking ceremony.

  • Bedford's Confederate memorials

    Bedford, like many Southern towns, has a Confederate memorial. Actually, the town has two. The best known is a granite obelisk that stands in front of the courthouse.

  • Bedford Get Together to be held Oct. 14

        Bedford Get Together, a community event to be held on October 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Edmund Street Park in Bedford, will be a celebration of the community’s shared values. 

  • The Gentleman from Bedford

        After a lifetime of service to Bedford County, former Delegate Lacey Edward Putney has permanently left the county. He died Saturday morning, Aug. 26, at the age of 89.

        Putney was a Big Island native, growing up in a family with tight finances.
        “We were a poor family, but everybody else was, so you didn’t think of yourself as poor,” commented his brother, Macon Putney.

  • Lynch Station woman dies in crash

        Virginia State Police Trooper T. C. Fairburn is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on August 21, 2017 at 8:58 a.m. on Route 834, at its intersection with Route 253 in Bedford County.
        A 2008 Saturn Astra was traveling west on Route 834 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
        The driver was identified as Paula Cox Wood, 64, of Lynch Station, VA.   Wood was not wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene, according to a report from the State Police.

  • Lynch Station man charged with soliciting minor to produce child porn

    On August 4, 2017, Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC) began investigating a case involving the solicitation of Child Pornography.

  • Chesapeake man charged with coming to Bedford to solicit a minor to produce child pornography

    On August 1, 2017, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for an unknown adult male found inside of a Bedford County residence. The male had exited the home prior to arrival of Deputies and Investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC), according to a report from the Bedford Countyo Sheriff's Office.

  • Local residents gather to promote unity

        Following Saturday’s hate-filled clash in Charlottesville, a group of area residents gathered in Centertown Park in Bedford Sunday to express unity, love and peace.

  • Rally leads to violence, deaths

    By Jesse Adcock

  • Local youth wins national honor

        Madison Martin has already accomplished a lot and she has big plans for the future.

        And she’s only 15.
        This summer Madison was named as the American Junior Paint Horse Association Youth Member of the Year. A rising sophomore at Jefferson Forest High School, she is also interested in politics and plans to start a Young Republicans Club at the school this year.
        One day, she plans to hold public office.