Today's News

  • Hand-crafted fine furniture

        Michael Maxwell’s roots grow deep in Bedford. And though he didn’t grow up here, he’s settled in here for the past 25 years, making fine, hand-crafted furniture that is sent out all over the country.

        Maxwell’s grandfather ran Rubatex at  one     time  and his family had ties to numerous businesses in the South Bridge Street area.

  • Student produced film explores consequences of sexting

    Just how much trouble can a teen get into with sexting?

        Sexting is a practice made possible by the Internet and digital cameras in which someone sends out nude images of themselves, or of someone else, through social media.

  • Mourning their loss

        Blesk was a friendly dog.

        He liked people; he loved to play ball; he was good at his job. And he carried a badge.
        Last week, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office mourned K9 Blesk’s passing, at the age of almost 15 years old.
        The loss was especially hard on his handler, Sgt. Kevin Hatcher.

  • BMH renovates emergency department

        It’s done. Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital’s renovated and expanded emergency department will officially open this Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • Two current, two former supervisors claim Craig's firing 'politically motivated.'

        In documents filed Friday in federal court, two current and two former members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors claim the firing of former County Director of Tourism Gerald Craig was the result of actions he took, prior to taking the job, in which he participated in a local Republican party meeting in which three supervisors were censured.

  • Consent agenda item draws ire of some board members

        Items on the Bedford County Board of Supervisors’ consent agenda are normally not controversial.
        The entire block of items normally pass on a consensus although the supervisors can pull an item off to discuss separately. This happened Monday night when the supervisors balked at an item that read “Consideration of a request to compensate Douglas D. Maynard in the amount of $300 for the loss of a calf killed by a dog not his own.”

  • School projects moving along on time

        Work on Liberty Middle School and the new Liberty High School gym is going well, according to Eddie Brown, of M. B. Kahn, the company overseeing the project.
        “The schedule on both projects is in good shape,” Brown told the school board, Thursday night.

  • Hospice House plans March 7 fundraiser

        The Friends of Bedford Hospice House, Inc., will host its annual Beauty of Life Breakfast on Wednesday, March 7, from 7:30 -9 a.m. at the Bower Center for the Arts, Braaten Gallery, 305 North Bridge St., Bedford. 

  • Voices must be heard

    Virginia families and businesses have been overcharged on their electric bills since 2015. They will continue to be overcharged in the future if the legislation backed by the electric utility monopolies and Governor Ralph Northam is approved.


  • Bill will allow state agencies to share data

    By Delegate Scott Garrett