Local News

  • Bedford community says goodbye to John Turner

    By Tom Wilmoth
    and John Barnhart

        A lot has changed from the time John Massie Turner served with the Bedford Fire Department until today.
        But the mission hasn’t. Just like it was in the years he served, the department’s goal has been passed on to each generation—to be an aggressive interior firefighting company that gets in, puts the fires out and keeps damage to a minimum.

  • There will be fireworks — but not in Bedford

    This July 4 the skies surrounding Bedford will be dark—and quiet.

  • BCSO: Shooting leads to charges being filed

    A shooting that occurred at a Huddleston residence Wednesday night has led to a number of charges being filed.

    According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach of Roach Town Road Huddleston, stating that she had fired a gun through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

  • Memorial to commemorate 69th anniversary of landing

        On Thursday, June 6 the National D-Day Memorial will pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 69 years ago and honor those veterans who lived to fight another day.

  • Man dies in Friday wreck

        A man was killed Friday night in a wreck at a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460.
        According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, state police and local authorities were conducting a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460 at the line between Campbell County and Bedford County on Friday night.
        At 9:30 p.m., a 1997 Honda CR-V was traveling west on U.S. 460 when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had slowed down for the checkpoint, Geller said.

  • 160th General Hospital veterans visit Bedford

        Veterans of the 160th General Hospital paid Bedford a visit over the weekend.

  • LTP helps out with Cop Camp

        Little Town Players (LTP)  normally runs a theater day camp each summer. This year, according to Karen C. Hopkins, they aren’t able to do it, so they are assisting the Bedford Police Department with Cop Camp. The theater group made a donation of $500 to help the effort.

  • Veterans wives help, encourage one another

        A group of wives of Vietnam veterans started meeting at a restaurant in Lynchburg two-and-a-half years ago. Most of these women are caring for disabled husbands and the began meeting as a support group. Most of the husbands are combat veterans.

        “We are there to encourage one another,” said Judy Doering, who coordinates the group.
        The group grew and now meets at Lynchburg’s American Legion Post 16 on the fourth Thursday of each month.

  • Bedford Health Foundation has new director

        Denny Huff, who joined the Bedford Community Health Foundation as its new executive director on April 8, has spent the last 20 years — the entire time since graduating from college — working for non-profit organizations.

        Huff has a bachelor’s degree in history and he originally intended to teach history and political science. However, the first opportunity that opened up for him after graduation was with a non-profit organization. He took it, loved it and made non-profit organizations his career.

  • New London Day dig provides look back

        Friends of New London, a historical group, found itself the perfect headquarters.