Today's News

  • Furniture store buys Taylor Brothers building; plans to open this summer

        A Franklin County furniture business plans to expand into the Bedford market, following its purchase last week of the former Taylor Brothers building off Independence Boulevard.
        Virginia Furniture Market announced its expansion into this market this week, moving into the building at 1052 Independence Blvd, adjacent to the major retail center anchored by Wal-Mart and a variety of other businesses.

  • Supervisors debate CIP, school budget at meeting

    By John Barnhart
    Staff Writer

        Bedford County’s supervisors reviewed their capital improvement plan and took a look at the school budget, Monday evening. The school board had passed the school budget late last week and the supervisors got their first look at it when copies were distributed to them at their 5 p.m. work session.

  • $106M: School board adopts 2013-14 budget

        Adding more than $2 million to School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch’s proposal, the Bedford County School Board approved a $106.1 million 2013-14 budget last Thursday—a budget members stressed that asks from the county supervisors only the same amount of funding that it received locally for the current budget.

  • Teen pleads guilty to attempted home invasion

    One of a group of men who allegedly attempted a home invasion in January has pleaded guilty to his participation in the incident.

        Augustus Xavier, 18, pleaded guilty last Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to wearing a mask, two charges of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted burglary, attempted robbery and malicious shooting into a dwelling.

  • Sentenced on child porn charges

        A Bedford County man was sentenced, last Tuesday, in Bedford County Circuit Court to two years and six months on child pornography charges.

        Milton Wright, 51, entered no contest pleas to five charges, all felonies, of possession of child pornography.

  • Variation on Stations of the Cross

        St. John’s Episcopal Church will observe Good Friday with the Stations of the Cross. This follows Jesus as He carries His cross to Calvary, His crucifixion and death. During this service, people physically follow Jesus moving to 14 stations in the sanctuary.

  • Bedford business recycles cooking oil from restaurants

        When brothers Tony and Daryl Hubbard saw the home renovation market begin to slow down, they decided to go in a different direction.

  • Local farmers support use of bioslids

        An informational meeting held last week by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)  on biosolids drew 54 people, mostly farmers in support of its use as fertilizer.
        Biosolids is a name given to sewer sludge that has been treated and prepared to be spread on agricultural land as fertilizer. Synagro Central LLC has applied for an issuance of a permit to authorize the land application of biosolids to 576 fields in Bedford County totaling about 13,033 acres of agricultural land.

  • The fire within

         Firefighters deal with fires.

  • Concert canceled

        Last year more than 500 people packed the Liberty High School auditorium to watch the  United States Air Force’s Rhythm In Blue Jazz Ensemble concert. The group was scheduled for a return visit this Saturday, but that concert has been scrapped.
        And you can blame sequestration.