Today's News

  • Singing the Blues

    Sedalia Center held its annual Blues Festival last weekend on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and evening. The afternoon featured blues bands and soloists competing for cash prizes and the opportunity to represent the Sedalia Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., next winter. The evening featured Trampled Under Foot and Stacy Brooks. Brooks won last year’s talent competition at Sedalia.

  • Horses and Hounds

  • Colorful quilts brighten the library

        They are kind of like colorful flowers that bloom for a couple of weeks and then go away for another year. In this case, they are quilts. The Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild is brightening the Bedford Central Library with its annual quilt show.

        Members note that quilting was once a way to turn odds and ends of fabric into warm bed coverings. Today, it’s turned into an art form and many creative efforts are on display.

  • Douglass unveils plan for Virginia families

        General John Douglass, a Democrat who is seeking to unseat 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, stopped in Bedford Monday afternoon to promote what he calls his “Help Virginia Families Plan.”

  • Getting children’s attention

        Nancy Kenton and The Great Haredini spent last week making appearances at all the Bedford area’s libraries.

        The Great Haredini is a big pink rabbit puppet. Nancy Kenton is the person behind Haredini’s act.

  • Forest Farmers Market continues to grow

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        When Dorothy McIntyre, Forest Farmers Market founder and market manager, realized Forest didn’t had a local market, she decided to take action. 
        McIntyre, along with her fellow founders, including Holly Brown of Island Creek Farm, worked with Scott Baker, Bedford County’s extension agent, and the Forest Library to create a market for Forest.

  • Judge dismisses Soering's lawsuit

    By Michael Sluss
    Landmark News Service

        RICHMOND — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by convicted murderer Jens Soering, who had challenged Gov. Bob McDonnell's authority to rescind consent for Soering to be transferred from a Virginia prison to his native Germany.
        Soering, the son of a German diplomat, is serving two life sentences for his role in the 1985 murders of his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in Bedford County.

  • Owen seeks to rescue Centertown building

        Don Owen is committed to saving Bedford’s history.

        One rescue was the building where American National Bank has its Bedford Branch on North Bridge Street. The building had been gutted by fire before Owen purchased and restored it.
        Now, he’s working on the empty building on 122 South Bridge Street, most recently the home of a book store.
        “The city was going to condemn it,” said Owen.

  • Elks explore options on future of National Home

        A delegation from the Elks’ governing board is in Bedford this week going over the Elk’s National Home.

        Resolutions passed at the fraternal organization this year authorized the board to look at options on what to do with the home. These options include partnering with other organizations, selling the home or closing it.

  • Minors get major victories

      By Gary Arrington