Today's News

  • Victory lap

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford resident, just returned from what might be termed a victory lap.

        Jensen is a Navy veteran from World War II. He served aboard an LCS (L). Termed “Mighty Midgets,” they were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day.  Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these craft could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Hubbard resigns from council

    Bedford City Councilman Jeffrey B. Hubbard has resigned from council because his family has moved outside the city limits.

        Hubbard’s resignation became effective Aug. 17. In his letter of resignation to Mayor W.D. “Skip” Tharp, Hubbard expressed his “profound regret” for the necessity of this action. “I believe it is in the best interests of my family, the city and the goal of efficient and transparent government that I take this step,” he wrote.

  • Celebrating 70 years

    Sam Moore Furniture is celebrating 70 years of making furniture.
        The company held plant tours, Saturday, as part of that celebration. West Wind, which performs a mix of southern rock and country music, provided entertainment.

  • Sports commentary: Incongruous

     I never thought I’d see the day.

    By “the day,” I refer to a time when I lift pen to paper in defense of Roger Clemens.

  • Scrimmages wrap up

    As Hank Junior likes to sing, “Are you ready for some football?”

    Well, ready or not, it’s ready for you.

  • Local women tear up the courses

     The Bedford Country Club might be a place of quiet solitude.

    Don’t try to tell that to its lady golfers.

  • Week One preps predictions

     We present our picks for the first week of the season.  Given the newness of it all, we have little in the way of observation on which to base our picks.

    Therefore, we employ a scientific methodology, including coins, darts and tea leaves to deduce our picks.

  • Body Camp principal placed on administrative leave

    Dr. Marvin McGinnis, principal of Body Camp Elementary School, and Marsha Sheinman, the school’s secretary/bookkeeper, were placed on administrative leave last week just as students were preparing for this week’s return to school.

        Ryan Edwards, the school division’s spokesman, wouldn’t reveal the reason for the move, stating that it was a personnel matter. The Bedford County School Board will review the issue to see if any further action will be taken.

  • BMH named among region’s best

    Bedford Memorial Hospital celebrated, Thursday, a high score in patient satisfaction.

  • Man pleads guilty to burglary at restaurant

    A 24-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty to 32 felonies in connection with a burglary at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Bedford this May.

        Jordan Lee Davidson, a former employee of the restaurant, entered his pleas during a hearing Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court. Those pleas included one count of burglary, one count of grand larceny, one count of property damage, one count of possessing burglary tools, one count of larceny with the intent to sell and 27counts of credit card larceny.