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  • Rabies clinics scheduled for this weekend

    On April 9th Protect Your Pets and Your Family

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

  • Escapee captured in Thaxton

    Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call Monday April 4, 12:50 p.m. from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Moneta reporting one of its inmates that was on work release was missing.
    The caller stated that Scott M. Andrews, 29, was on court ordered work release for failure to pay child support and was working at Gardner Pallets on Crab Orchard Road in Huddleston when he disappeared. Deputies responded to the area and attempted to locate Andrews. Andrews’ home address is 2324 Magnolia Drive Bedford.

  • School bus driver injured in incident Tuesday

    The driver of a Head Start bus traveling on Va. 122 near Big Island was injured Tuesday morning when something blew off of a tractor-trailer and struck the windshield of the bus.

        According to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools, the bus, which had 10 children on board, was en route to Big Island Elementary when the accident occurred. The tractor-trailer, he said, was heading south when the item flew off of it and shattered the windshield glass.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

        Montvale Elementary School has two children who fit these definitions. One is a boy named Justin Ford, a fourth grader who showed great courage last year.

  • Supervisors won't support school budget that closes a school

    The Bedford County School Board may have to go back to the budget drawing board after a Monday night meeting with the Board of Supervisors.

    Three supervisors told Dr. Douglas Schuch, superintendent of schools, and Julie Bennington, vice chairman of the school board, that they will not support a school budget that includes closing a school. A fourth supervisor took the school board to task for giving school employees a pay raise while pay for other county employees remains frozen.

  • Man sought in connection with robbery at Goode Country Store in Bedford

     

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    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Jason Anthony Jackson in reference to charges in connection with the armed robbery of the Goode Country Store on Wednesday.

  • BCSO investigates armed robbery in Goode

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at Goode Country Crossroad Store located at 9065 Forest Road.

  • All clear at SRHS after lockdown

        All necessary precautions were taken this morning at Staunton River High School after law enforcement personnel say they received information from a parent that required immediate attention. Deputies say the father of one SRHS student called this morning to report that his firearm was missing, and that he feared his son has taken it to school.

  • Artists on the Loose at Bedford Memorial

        There are artists on the loose at Bedford Memorial Hospital. But, don’t worry, they aren’t escaping from anything. They are a group of artists from Bedford and Franklin counties whose work is on display at the hospital to brighten up a long hallway through the end of May.