Local News

  • Vinton man still missing after boat collision

    Conservation police officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are searching Smith Mountain lake for Ronald Lemons, 73, of Vinton, who remains missing after a Thursday night boat collision.

    According to Lt. Chris Thomas, of DGIF, Henry Brown, 64, Donald Schlosser, 64, and a 17-year-old male, all of Greesnboro, North Carolina were aboard a 37-foot Chris Craft cabin cruiser trolling for stripers when their boat was struck by a 21-foot Trident bass boat with Lemons and James McCulloch III aboard.

  • Descendents of plantation owner say ancestors buried in old cemetery

        An old graveyard on U. S. 460, just east of the Applebee’s restaurant, was the subject of a court hearing in Bedford County Circuit Court Monday morning.

  • Two decomposing bodies found at Evington home

    Two decomposing bodies have been discovered at an Evington home.

    On Saturday July 19, at 1:30 p.m., a Bedford County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home at Tucker Terrace, Evington, after receiving a call from a neighbor, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Out for a walk? How about picking up some litter along the way!

        A lot of people walk places in Bedford and the Keep Bedford Beautiful Commission (KBBC) has and idea about how to use all those eyes to help keep Bedford Beautiful.
        According to Ann Wood, KBBC’s chairman, the commission is encouraging people who walk the loop to pick up trash they find and take it to the first trash barrel they come to. Wood said the town has trash barrels on the loop. They are also encouraging people to pick up trash wherever they may see it.

  • Dooley thanks council for fireworks support

        Andy Dooley, the Bedford Moose Lodge’s administrator and chairman of its fireworks committee, spoke to Bedford Town Council last week.
        “I thanked them for the donation and allowing public works to help us with the current fireworks,” he said in a phone interview.
        The town had made a $2,000 donation to support this year’s fireworks display.

  • Australian Army donates flag

        The National D-Day Memorial flies the flags of every allied nation that had forces that participated in the D-Day landings.

        The hilltop where the Memorial is located is probably the windiest spot in Bedford and the flags take a beating whipping in the wind everyday. Volunteers make repairs to them but, eventually, the flags must be replaced.

  • Agencies work together at Cop Camp

        This year’s Cop Camp, the 10th year of the event, accommodated 150 youth, the most ever according to Lt. Todd Foreman of the Bedford Police Department.

        He said the number of slots they have depends on the number of adults, and the amount of money available.
        “We ran the camp off donations,” Lt. Foreman said.

  • Accident injures four in Bedford

        An accident late Monday afternoon in Bedford sent four people to area hospitals, though no injuries appeared to be life threatening.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman of the Bedford Police Department, around 4:40 p.m. a blue Toyota Camry, which was northbound on Independence Boulevard, apparently crossed the center line of the road and struck a Land Rover, which was southbound at the time of the accident.

  • World War II veterans to share experiences at D-Day Memorial

        The National D-Day Memorial will welcome a host of World War II veterans on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 5pm during the Memorial’s annual Family Day event.  Veterans from the 8th Air Force, the 29th Infantry Division, Merchant Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and other military units will be on hand to talk to visitors throughout the day.

  • Accolades continue

        “The accolades that have come to me are greater than they should have been,” commented former Delegate Lacey Putney a few weeks after receiving an honorary doctorate from Liberty University.
        This year marked the first General Assembly session that Putney was not a part of in more than half a century. First elected in 1961, Putney never lost an election in his life. He retired last year after announcing that he would not seek reelection.