Local News

  • Gift could provide ‘little bit of beauty’ in tough situation

        Barbara Owen, of Bedford Professional Women, noted that she had accumulated a number of  Estée Lauder cosmetic bags. What should she do with these colorful, feminine bags?

        “We women have a lot of bags at home,” she said.
        Owen and Kelli Reed, the  Estée Lauder counter manager at Peebles, got together and came up with an idea.

  • Fires destroy county homes

        Fires on two consecutive days kept county firefighters busy this week.

  • Woman tells dispatcher she saw Bigfoot

        Could Bigfoot be walking around your backyard?
        A Bedford County woman called Bedford County dispatch two weeks ago stating she saw Bigfoot and a baby on Sept. 9. The story has made the rounds on social media and a number of websites which deal with such stories.

  • Museum promoting model train layout

        Wally Post, of the Bedford Central Railroad Group, brought Phoebe Snow to Olde Liberty Station for a recent visit.

        Phoebe Snow is actually an imaginary person, the feature of an early 20th century long-running Lakawana Rail Road advertising campaign for a luxury train by the same name. Miss Snow — several models portrayed her over the years—always wore a white dress. The style of the dress changed over the years, but it was always white and there was a reason for this.

  • Centra wants hospice house

        Bedford Hospice House was built with great hopes. The folks who raised the money, a decade ago, saw it as a place where terminally ill people, who could not stay in their own homes, could still spend their last days in a home-like environment.

        The result was a beautifully designed hospice house, located on Falling Creek Road, next to the former county group home gym.

  • Christian Fellowship holds prayer breakfast

        Bedford Christian Fellowship held its annual 9/11 prayer breakfast at Main Street United Methodist Church, Friday. 

  • BCSO: Facebook hoax

        Some of you may have seen the following post on Facebook:

  • County man faces child endangerment charges

        A Bedford County man is facing two felony child endangerment charges, in addition to a DUI charge, as the result of a crash last week.

        According to Bedford Police, the crash occurred just before 1:48 p.m. on Sept. 9 on Maybeury Street. Thomas Pittman, 25, was driving a 2008 Kia Sidona minivan when he went off the side of the street, hit a culvert and went airborne. The minivan then hit a utility pole and rolled.

  • The Way of Saint James

        What did you do on your summer break?

        For Lloyd Parker, who teaches World History at Forest Middle School, it was hiking 561 miles across Spain. Lloyd, his wife, Robbi, along with their daughter, Meaghan, and son, Cailean, followed El Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James.
        The Roman empire and the Middle Ages are the areas of history that particularly fascinate Parker and this hike put him in direct contact with both.

  • Plane crash injured two

        A plane crash Sunday near Smith Mountain Lake sent two people to the hospital.

        According to Virginia State Police, a Cessna single engine aircraft was attempting to make a landing at Smith Mountain Lake Airport,  Sunday  afternoon when the pilot overshot the runway. When the pilot attempted to pull up for another landing attempt, the plane lost power, hit some trees and caught fire.