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Today's News

  • Tour operators visit Bedford

    Bedford's tourism office will host a group of group tour operators from around the country today. A second group will be here Friday.

    "This is incredible to get," commented Sergei Troubetzkoy, the Bedford area's director of tourism.

    All told, there will be a total 27 tour operators here. Troubetzkoy said that he had that many visit during his entire 18 years as director of tourism in Staunton.

  • Big Island firefighter saves woman from fire

    A Big Island woman is alive today thanks to decisive action by a Big Island firefighter.

    It was Sunday morning. Frank Branch, the fire department's deputy chief, was at home when the emergency call came over his radio dispatching the department to a house fire off Folkes Street in Big Island. Branch knew the house. The fire department has a chimney clean-out program for elderly and disabled people. The program involves doing a basic chimney inspection, in the fall, and cleaning out creosote buildup.

  • Arrests made in shooting

    Three people have been charged with their involvement in a shooting on Thaxton School Road Jan. 2, including a mother and her daughter.

    This week Deepraj Islam Khan, 19, formerly of Forest, Sandra Faye Campbell, 46, of Thaxton, and her daughter, Amanda Lynn Campbell, 18, of Thaxton were each charged with aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Convenience store request OK'd

    Bedford County's supervisors, Monday night, approved a special use permit for convenience store on Hardy Road.

  • Fire burns vacation homes

    Four townhouses in the Waterways development near Saunders Point were destroyed in a Saturday morning fire.

    According to John Jennings, the county's primary fire marshal for investigation, the call came in at 8:21 a.m. The Saunders Point Volunteer Fire Department is the first responder for that area and units from that fire department were the first to arrive. They were assisted by other fire companies due to the size of the blaze.

  • Bedford and the Anzio Landing of World War II

    Sixty-four years ago this week, on Jan. 26, 1944, the Bedford community suffered its first multiple loss of servicemen in a single day during a major World War II military operation. The operation was the Anzio Invasion, codenamed Operation Shingle. This article remembers those servicemen on the anniversary of their deaths.

  • Robbery nets felony convictions

    The haul that three men got from robbing the participants at a poker game, last spring, consisted of some cigarettes, less than $1,000 in cash and 18 felony convictions.

  • Arrests made in shooting

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    Three people have been charged with their involvement in a shooting on Thaxton School Road Jan. 2, including a mother and her daughter.

    This week Deepraj Islam Khan, 19, formerly of Forest, Sandra Faye Campbell, 46, of Thaxton, and her daughter, Amanda Lynn Campbell, 18, of Thaxton were each charged with aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Commentary - Natives and C'meres

    I write this as a C'mere.

    There are two kinds of people in our area: Those that were born here and those that located here from elsewhere. In Richmond, all transplants were known as "C'meres," a contraction of "Came here," as opposed to "born here." (And, no, those folks are not known as "B'rneres." They are just plain Richmonders.)

    I haven't heard the C'mere term used here. However, for the sake of simplicity, I'd like to use it in pointing out the differences between locals and transplants when it comes to sports.

  • Dix leads way for Lady Cavs over Liberty

    It was Mandy Dix's night as Jefferson Forest easily handled Liberty on the Minettes home court a week ago, Tuesday. Dix played her heart out and Liberty was unable to answer her slashing drives in the middle.

    Dix made Liberty pay for her aggressive play. Seemingly every time Dix drove the paint, it resulted in either a layup or a foul. Throughout the third quarter, and into the fourth, she hit nine straight free throws, two layups and a turnaround, quick jumper, turning a nine point halftime lead into an insurmountable 20 point gap.