Today's News

  • Fields sentenced on fraud charges

        A Bedford County man who was a fugitive from justice for more than a year was sentenced last week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on a variety of fraud charges.

  • Four day hikers rescued

        On July 4, just after 8 p.m., a call was received from Big Island Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Cocke to Bedford County 911 Communication Center requesting deployment of the Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue’s Special Operations Command Team to aid in the rescue of several day hikers who needed assistance. 

  • Is this really the American dream?

    It’s interesting and ironic that we celebrate the anniversaries of both the Battle of Gettysburg and Independence Day over the same few days on the calendar.
        On the Fourth, last week, we marked yet another anniversary of    our Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, who had penned the phrase “all men are created equal.”

  • The devil’s method of Biblical exegesis

        Reading Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda last week made me think of the situation that foot soldiers found themselves in during the First Crusade. Desperately hungry, they resorted to picking undigested grains out of the horses’ manure.

  • Job well done!

    Our compliments go to Bedford's Moose Lodge for the excellent job they did putting on a fireworks show after Bedord announced that it would no longer fund 4th of July fireworks. The show was nice with 20 minutes worth of colorful aerial bursts.
        There was lots of parking and the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of volunteers, did a good job of making this work smoothly. Once the show was over, there were no problems getting out and onto U. S. 460. That also went smoothy.

  • Supervisors appoint new library board, discuss comp plan

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors regular meeting, Monday night, consisted of a series of housekeeping measures related to Bedford's reversion to town status.
        Under the reversion agreement, Bedford County purchased Bedford Elementary School and the Bedford Central Library. It also acquired the former city's interest in the Bedford Welcome Center. The vote the supervisors took was to authorize the board's chairman to sign these deeds.

  • Planning Commission begins review of comprehensive plan

        Bedford County’s planning commission is in the process of conducting a regular state mandated review of the county’s comprehensive plan. State law requires each locality to have a comprehensive plan and review it every five years.

  • 'Fowl play'

        The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was involved in a wild goose chase in the Lake Vista neighborhood in Forest last week.

  • Moose help Bedford celebrate the holiday

        In spite of the fact that Bedford’s Moose Lodge had less than a month to pull it together, the fireworks display the lodge sponsored Friday night went smoothly.

        “It turned out very well,” said Andy Dooley, the lodge administrator, “We were very pleased.”
        The people attending were very pleased, too. When the display ended, people cheered and applauded.

  • Blazing a trail

        Glenn Field was given some good advice when he started to put his Eagle Scout project together: Pick a project that you have a passion to complete.

        That wise advice came from his Scoutmaster, Jason Moore.
        Field did just that, and in the process, blazed a trail others can enjoy for years to come.
        “I was looking for an idea I could be proud of—something challenging,” Field stated.