Today's News

  • Help us protect you

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    Dial 9-1-1


  • Perriello, Hurt race very close

        A few weeks ago, what I heard from Democratic activists and campaign operatives was four very dreaded words: The House is gone.

        Now, things seem to have brightened a bit. Polling shows that Democrats may not lose control of the House, after all. And, because of the nomination victory of “tea party” weirdo Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, the U.S. Senate seems safe for the party of working people.

  • Not a tempest in a teapot

        The TEA Party movement is certainly not a tempest in a teapot. It’s a tempest, alright, but it certainly won’t fit in a teapot. Right now, it looks more like a hurricane and it’s frightening the party hacks in both major parties.

  • The tale of two hearings

    It’s no wonder the American people have little confidence in the federal government. Two sets of testimony given in Washington last week revealed the severe problems with this nation’s current leadership — both in Congress and at the White House.

        To some, providing leadership for this nation appears to be nothing more than a big joke.

  • Sports Commentary: Running amok

     While Mike recovers from his vacation, he hands the column over to the wife.  Here, she shares her experience from the world of running.

    By Mrs. Forster

  • Black and Blue goes to the Blue

    For the better part of three quarters, the fight for the Black and Blue trophy was a defensive struggle. But the E.C. Glass offense broke free in the final 12 minutes and ruined Jefferson Forest’s bid for its first win of the year, defeating the Cavaliers (0-4, 0-1) 30-16.

  • Patrick Henry gets new executive director

    Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation has a new executive director. Local residents had a chance to meet him at a meet and greet at their Bedford facility, located on Dickerson Mill Road, this past Saturday.

  • River wows homecoming crowd

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special correspondent

  • Domestic violence awareness is focus of October events

    October is a month dedicated to domestic violence awareness and Bedford Domestic Violence Services has a number of events planned to observe it.

  • EMS billing rates to rise

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during its meeting Monday, authorized an increase in reimbursement rates for emergency medical service transports.

        The county bills Medicare, Medicaid and third party insurance companies when an ambulance transports someone. The revenue from this is used to reimburse the rescue squads and enhance the county’s EMS system, according to Jack   Jones,   the  county’s chief of fire and rescue.