Local News

  • Volunteers are lifeblood of BCM

    Representatives of both the Bedford and Bedford County governments were on hand to say “Thank you” to Bedford Christian Ministries volunteers recently.

        Kathleen Guzi, Bedford County’s county administrator, said that she chose a local government career because she wanted to make a difference. However, she said that volunteers in the community make the biggest difference.

        “Without you all, we wouldn’t be the wonderful place to live, work and play,” she told the volunteers.

  • Memorial scholarship will help BPS students attend camp

    Stephanie Hemenway and her husband John were thrilled this year when their son received an anonymous scholarship from someone at Bedford Primary School to attend Camp CHILD in Lynchburg.

  • Man remains in jail for allegedly killing infant

        A Bedford County man, charged with murdering his six-week old infant daughter last month, remains in jail without bond, though the initial autopsy was inconclusive about the cause of death.

  • Final defendant sentenced in home invasion case

    The final defendant who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a home invasion and robbery that took place last summer was sentenced Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        On Aug. 13, 2009, three masked men entered the Bellevue Road home of Robert Krebs, 22, and his girlfriend Alison Wood, 21. Krebs was assaulted and struck several times in the head with a hand gun.

  • They have a heart for nurses

        Bedford’s Mended Hearts chapter has a heart for nurses. That’s why it gives scholarships each year to help out nursing students with their educational expenses. The chapter recently presented checks for $250 to two LPN students, Michelle Ravizza and Sara Welch, at a luncheon.

        Members also heard from Dr. David Alligood, director of Bedford Memorial Hospital’s emergency room and co-director of the hospital’s chest pain center. Dr. Alligood has spent the last 10 years at Bedford Memorial’s emergency room.

  • Man pleads guilty to attacks on officers

    A Bedford man will spend 12 years in prison for two attacks on law enforcement officers over the past year, including attempting to gouge out the eyes of a correctional officer and pointing an arrow notched on a compound bow at an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Marching into history

    They still show up for anniversaries of D-Day, although there are fewer D-Day veterans every year.

        Jim Bryant has been at every one “since it opened, just about.”

        Bryant has written a book, called “Flying Coffins Over Europe,” about the use of gliders during World War II. It’s a subject he knows well as he served aboard them as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Bryant landed on D-Day in a Waco glider. one of five men handling a volatile cargo.

  • Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in dogfighting case

    A North Carolina man got a surprise when he stopped in Montvale to make a business transaction last Monday, May 24.

  • Honoring veterans

    Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first observed in the wake of the War Between the States. Originally dedicated to decorating the graves of soldiers who died in that conflict, it expanded, after World War I, to include Americans killed in all wars. As Veterans Day honors those still living who served their country in uniform, Memorial Day remembers those who have passed away.

  • Friday fire, started by severe storm, damages historic home

    A severe thunderstorm that rolled through the Bedford area Friday evening kept the area’s volunteer firefighters busy, including at a fire that damaged a historic home located off U.S. 460.