Today's News

  • Thaxton man sentenced on child porn charges

        A Thaxton man pleaded guilty to 11 counts of possessing child pornography, following a tip authorities received from the parents of a boy who were in some of the photos the man had.
        Police arrested Joshua Earl Grimstead, 23, on Dec. 28 of last year following a case investigated by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Open house features historic home

        Bedford Lutheran Church will hold an open house on Sunday at its parish house of Burks Hill Road. Their parish house is an historic home that came into the congregation’s possession by accident.
        Bedford Lutheran is a new Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation that currently worships at the Bower Center. This works out well, while the church financially positions itself to build its own sanctuary.

  • Setting the record straight

    By Jeanne McKeague

        Supervisor Annie Pollard has again offered further justification in her attempt to “set the record straight.”

  • Tea party, religious right beaten in 19th


    In what many may consider a surprise for such a conservative area of Virginia, Republican primary voters here not only rejected a tea party activist and two religious crusaders, they chose a nominee for state delegate who’d helped raise taxes.
        Right here, no less, in the state House’s 19th district, which includes Bedford County, Botetourt supervisor Terry Austin won the Republican nomination to succeed retiring delegate Lacey Putney.

  • Where are we going?

  • There's no there, there

        It wasn't a good week for President Obama.
        First the Benghazi debacle hit the fan. Witnesses testified before Congress and the national media finally started doing its job. The result—more than ever, the affair smells of a political whitewashing at the time, and a cover-up of incompetence ever since.

  • New London Day dig provides look back

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

  • NC man faces 10 years in prison on child solicitation charges

        William Alan Brothers, 51, of Moyock, N.C., pleaded no contest last month to two charges of child solicitation, stemming from charges gathered last November through the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Supervisors approve bus facility

        David Halsey, who owns Grand Tour & Charter, will be able to build a facility for his tour buses in Montvale.
        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved his special use permit, Monday night, by a 6-0 vote. District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek was absent. The planning commission voted 6-0 with 6th district planning commission member Derrick Noell absent.

  • Public comments on new school sites

        The Bedford County School Board is still looking at the possibility of constructing a new middle school near Liberty High School, but it appears any possibility of building the school on the current LHS site is gone.