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Today's News

  • New electronics repair shop promises fast repairs

        You drop your cell phone and, when you pick it up you discover the screen is cracked. What do you do?

        You could mutter some bad words, but a more constructive approach would be to take it to PhoneAxiom. The business started in Lynchburg three years ago and now has a Bedford shop, located on South Bridge Street beside Clam Diggers.
        “We do repairs on phones, tablets, computers and game systems,” said Mark Pauley, PhoneAxiom’s owner.

  • Bedford Get Together to be held Oct. 14

        Bedford Get Together, a community event to be held on October 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Edmund Street Park in Bedford, will be a celebration of the community’s shared values. 

  • The Gentleman from Bedford

        After a lifetime of service to Bedford County, former Delegate Lacey Edward Putney has permanently left the county. He died Saturday morning, Aug. 26, at the age of 89.

        Putney was a Big Island native, growing up in a family with tight finances.
        “We were a poor family, but everybody else was, so you didn’t think of yourself as poor,” commented his brother, Macon Putney.

  • Did you use the correct lenses?

    By Pastor Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church
    Moneta

        Do you see the eclipse this past Monday?  I accidentally did.  I was doing some work on our house and had to make a run to CAPPS Home Building Supply just about the time it was at maximum coverage.  Several of the employees were in the parking sharing glasses to view this “once in a lifetime” cosmic phenomena. They were kind enough to give me a look using the right lenses. 

  • Trump is clearly encouraging racism

         Racism and hate have to be taught. No one is born that way. That was the essence of a tweet that could truly be said to have been read around the world.
        It was from our last president, Barack Obama, sorely missed now by all the millions of Americans so horrified and embarrassed by the bad joke that replaced him.

  • Don’t hyperventilate

        Some western leaders have been hyperventilating about Russia’s Zapad 2017 military exercises. These exercises have been going on for some time and some folks have worried about them. The exercises mean “West” and Russia has carried these out as a rehearsal for a defensive operation against an attack from the west.

  • Officials investigate ‘suspicious fire’

        Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning (August 19) the Hardy and Stewartsville-Chamblissburg fire companies were dispatched to a reported brush fire in the 1400 block of Gravel Hill Road, in  the  Hardy area of Bedford County.
        When the first units arrived, they determined that this was actually a structure fire, reporting a single-family dwelling with heavy fire showing. Additional fire, EMS and support units from Bedford and Roanoke counties then responded.

  • Lynch Station woman dies in crash

        Virginia State Police Trooper T. C. Fairburn is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on August 21, 2017 at 8:58 a.m. on Route 834, at its intersection with Route 253 in Bedford County.
        A 2008 Saturn Astra was traveling west on Route 834 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
        The driver was identified as Paula Cox Wood, 64, of Lynch Station, VA.   Wood was not wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene, according to a report from the State Police.

  • Bedford County man faces assault charges

        On Friday evening August 18, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Bedford Magistrate’s Office advising a female was in their office reporting that she had been assaulted.
        A Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy responded and the woman advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Brandon Johnson, earlier in the day. She said that Johnson also pointed a shotgun at her and assaulted her with it, according to a report from the BCSO.

  • Man charged with soliciting minor to produce child porn

        On August 1, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for an unknown adult male found inside of a Bedford County residence.

        The male had exited the home prior to arrival of deputies and investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC), according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        The suspect was located by Virginia Conservation Police soon after the call, sitting in a vehicle in a school parking lot.