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Today's News

  • Dealing with misuse at landfill

    Area residents, and those abusing the service provided, will no longer have unlimited access to the town of Bedford’s recycling drop off and public dumpsters.

  • Details revealed in Lyon sisters disappearance

        Details of how Bedford County became the central focus in the search for the bodies of sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon, ages 10 and 12, have emerged through an affidavit recently released as part of a search warrant in the investigation of the girls’ disappearance.

  • Lady M-Men hit the road

        The Liberty girls’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday for the longest ride of their careers.
        In the opening round of the Region 4A-West playoffs, the Lady Minutemen were to travel to Abingdon.
        For those of you who don’t have the travel bug, Abingdon is located 163 miles from Bedford.  That’s 326 miles round-trip.

  • BIA fosters relationship with communities in England, France

        The Bedford International Alliance was formed to cultivate a relationship between Bedford communities in England and France.

        The organization has a relationship with Ivybridge, England, the small town near the place where the Bedford Boys trained. The BIA also has a relationship with Bedfordshire, Bedford County’s English namesake. On one of the Alliance’s regular overseas trips, members were hosted by the 15th Duke of Bedford at his ancestral home.

  • County sending 10 to Salem’s State meet

        Friday afternoon’s first round of the State wrestling championship will feature a good number of Bedford County wrestlers.
        The question, of course, is what that number might be for Saturday night’s finale.
        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest will each send five of their best into the fray, courtesy of some fine performances at this past weekend’s regional tournaments.
        With the VHSL’s new format/structure, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

  • Teachers ask for pay raise

        A representative of the Bedford County Education Association (BCEA) called on the supervisors to support teacher pay raises, even if a tax hike is needed.
        Chad Honeycutt, who works as a special education aid at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, made the presentation during a work session. Honeycutt is working as an aid while he completes the college courses necessary for teacher certification, part of a career transition.
        “Our school system is dreadfully underfunded,” Honeycutt said.

  • BMH celebrates six decades of serving this community

        Gibo Luck has served on the Bedford Memorial Hospital board for the better part of five decades.

  • Brown to seek one more term

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown has made it official; he’ll seek one more term as the county’s top law enforcement officer.

  • Read the fine print

        Clerk of the Circuit Court Cathy Hogan said she has had a number of property owners — three in one morning — come to her with a mailing from a company called Record Transfer Services promising to provide the property owner with a copy of his deed and property assessment profile for an $83 fee.

        But she wants residents to know they can get that information for a lot less.

  • Exploring the Beale Treasure mystery

    Next week, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will explore a long-standing Bedford mystery.