Today's News

  • A promise Kept: The Elks Home lights are on

        Last year, Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff, the new owners of the Elks National Home, promised to keep the Christmas lights on at the Elks home.

  • Parade ushers in the season

        In spite of Saturday’s intermittent rain, the Bedford Christmas Parade brought the sights and sounds of Christmas to Centertown.

  • It was a moving experience

    Rather than tearing down the house that used to belong to former Bedford County Sheriff Jack Cundiff, Clay Luck decided to move it.

        He and his father, Gibo Luck are developing Oakwood Villas and the house was formerly located on the development’s site.
        One factor in the decision is that his wife, Tara, wanted to preserve it.
        “I like history so much,” she said.
         “It was well built,” she added. “We hated to see it torn down.”

  • Hitting the right note

        Band was always Musician First Class Allison (Flores) Fletcher’s favorite class while in middle and high school.

        Now she’s a member of the United States Navy Band, the premier musical organization of the United States Navy.
        As a student at Jefferson Forest High school, MU1 Fletcher participated in concert band and marching band, and was a member of a student flute duo and a woodwind quartet.

  • Going to court

        James Youngblood wants Bedford County to honor its word—or pay up.
        But on Monday night, Bedford County’s supervisors voted to deny a warrant claim filed by  Youngblood.
        A tract of land was donated to Bedford County by Al Stroobants in 2002 for a park and the county acquired five acres of land across Youngblood's property to build a road to give access to the park.

  • Perjury charge

    The special grand jury investigating the 1975 disappearance of sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon met last week and at least one woman has been indicted, according to a story in The Washington Post.
        According to the Post article, 65-year-old Patricia Jean Welch, a Maryland resident, has been indicted for perjury. Patricia Welch is the wife of Richard Allen Welch who authorities named in October as a “person of interest” in the investigation of the abduction of the two girls who were last seen at a Wheaton, Maryland, shopping mall.

  • Planing commission looks at flea markets

        Just what should a flea market be required to provide?
        That was on the mind of Bedford County’s planning commission last week as members wrestled with rules that govern flea markets.
        This discussion was a result of a question by Gregg Zody, the county’s new director of community development, asking why special use permits are required for flea markets in commercially zoned areas. Zody feels they should be a use-by-right in these zones.

  • Claim, lawsuit filed

        James Youngblood has filed both a claim with Bedford County and a complaint in Bedford County Circuit Court concerning what he alleges is a promise by Bedford County to build a state maintained road across a 257 acre tract he owns.

  • Shooting details revealed

        The officer-related shooting death of Richard Thomas Bergeron on Oct. 28 has been ruled as a justified shooting by Michael R. Doucette, the commonwealth’s attorney in Lynchburg, who was serving as special prosecutor in the investigation.

  • One year later, couple sees new home rise from the ashes

    Jamie and Kim Snell, along with their three shih tzus, Mocha, Java and Latte, were able to move into their new home on Longwood Avenue the week before Thanksgiving.