Today's News

  • Judge denies bond in child sex case

        A Bedford man, facing charges of aggravated sexual batter and forcible sodomy of an 11-year-old girl, was denied bond during a hearing Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

  • It still floated

        Destroyer sailors don’t expect a smooth ride when they ship out aboard a tin can, the nickname these fast warships acquired.
        With hulls that are long in comparison to their beam, destroyers are built for speed. Photos, particularly of older destroyers, will often show one of these ships riding over the crest of a swell with its bow completely out of the water. Back in 1952, Bruce Clarke, who owns a farm in Chamblissburg, had a rougher ride than normal when his destroyer struck a mine.

  • Ware enters pleas to embezzlement charges

        Tony Ware, a former Bedford County District 5 Supervisor, pleaded no contest Tuesday  in Bedford County Circuit Court to seven embezzlement charges and seven money laundering charges.
         The charges stem from his handling of a fundraiser, his time as treasurer of the Big Island Volunteer Fire Department and his work as power of attorney for a county resident.

  • Taco Bell robber sentenced

        The Evington man convicted of robbing, at gunpoint, the Taco Bell in Forest, will spend six years in prison for his crimes.
        But it could have been longer.
        Elton Mays Short III, 23, was facing a nine-year mandatory sentence until his lawyer, Linda Willis, presented a recent case to Judge James Updike in which the Virginia Supreme Court ruled mandatory gun sentences could run concurrently, rather than consecutively.

  • Bedford County will keep 7 districts after reversion

        Bedford County will still have seven districts when redistricting to accommodate Bedford’s reversion to town status is complete.
        Late last year the supervisors voted to instruct the redistricting commission to present them with both a seven district map and an eight district map which makes the town its own district. A majority of the committee preferred the seven district version.

  • Bedford County man leads effort to remember those serving in military

        He’ll let you get away with forgetting plenty of things.
        -You can forget an appointment to meet with him.  No sweat!
        -You can forget to bring an umbrella on a rainy afternoon.  That’s OK.
        -You can forget what day of the week it is.  No worries!
        But, as far as Steve Bozeman is concerned, you’d best not forget about our military.  That’s the one thing he won’t forgive.

  • New redistricting plan addresses concerns

        A scaled down elementary school redistricting proposal would affect only about 1 percent of students attending Bedford County Public Schools, all in the Forest Zone, and would exclude moving any students to Big Island Elementary.

  • Story goes viral on Facebook

        Bedford Police Officer Kenneth Burdette has created quite a stir amongst Facebook users.
        Sometimes it’s the little things people notice the most.
        Burdette, who has been with the BPD for two years, answered a call recently to the home of Ronnie Rice, who was injured in a car accident several years ago and now needs a walker to get around. Someone’s vehicle had gotten off the road and knocked Rice’s mailbox down.

  • Liberty lads lacerate Lancers

      Prior to Liberty's game with Amherst, Minuteman Phillip Milton had called the game a "must win."

  • Jeff Forest is be-Deviled

      Rustburg 57, Jefferson Forest 46.