Local News

  • Bedford Humane Society offers free service for pet owners

    Missing a pet? Now you can do more than just put up signs in your neighborhood.

        The Bedford Humane Society has established a service for helping lost pets find their homes.
        Area residents can call Sunshine Richards, the BHS office manager, on the Lost and Found hotline, at 540-425-0784.


  • Winter Storm Warning issued
  • Arrests made in New Years Day larceny

        The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has arrested  two men in connection with the larceny of items from a vehicle at Sheetz in Bedford County.  
        On January 1 at about 2:45 a.m. deputies responded to Sheetz at 14449 Forest Rd. in Bedford County.  Upon arrival deputies learned that a gun and some other items had been stolen out of a vehicle in the parking lot while the owner was inside. 

  • Bedford Most Wanted:

        The Bedford Police Department has warrants for Detrick Cordell Price for felony domestic assault and preventing another from calling police. 
        He is also wanted in the city of Roanoke for trespassing.  Price is 38 years of age and is 6’ tall, 160 pounds with slender build.  His last known address was Cook Street in the city of Bedford.

  • BCSO makes meth arrests

    Vice investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people who were allegedly in possession of a mobile methamphetamines lab, according to a report from the Sheriff's Office.

  • Guard infantry battalion recognized for service in Iraq

    By Cotton Puryear
    Virginia Department of Military Affairs

        Gov. Bob McDonnell presented the Virginia Governor’s National Service Medal to soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team during the unit’s Freedom Salute held Jan. 9 in Roanoke to honor their service in Iraq. The battalion returned in August 2010 after arriving in Iraq since early March.

  • Bedford House names executive director

    Bedford House now has a director.

        Linda Royal’s first day on the job was Jan. 7. She is coming in one day a week while she works through her notice at Carilion Hospice.
        Royal is a Tazewell native who came to Roanoke when she was 10 after her father, a state trooper, was transfered to that area. She currently lives in Vinton.
        She’s a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree from Bluefield College and has worked in the nursing field for 35 years.

  • Click leads to trip to show, then to Australia

    Last summer, Patti Jurkus, director of Bedford Memorial Hospital, did something she would never normally do, and ended up with a trip to Australia as a result.

        Jurkus was working late back in August. It was very late, almost 11 p.m when she went on Facebook to look at pictures of her grandchildren. An Oprah Winfrey fan icon popped up and she clicked on it. It asked her what Oprah Winfrey show had impacted her the most. Jurkus replied, listing the show and writing about how it affected her life.

  • TV shows add to interest in local storage auctions

    The regulars turned out and so did the newcomers.

        It might not have quite been “Storage Wars” or “Auction Hunters,” but it was a chance for area residents to bid on someone else’s stuff — and just maybe find some treasure.