Today's News

  • Staying active

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing writer

        Jack Falls is a horseman and farmer.
        He has worked at both professions all of his life as well as enjoying a career as a plumber and pipefitter for over 30 years. What makes Jack Falls stand out among his fellow horsemen and cattlemen is that he remains active at 98 years old.
        Jack Falls just celebrated his 98th birthday August 1.

  • BULB seeks to educate public on need for buckling up

        Local law enforcement and rescue agencies have a bright idea.
        And it’s shedding light on a subject they don’t want anyone to ignore.
        BULB – Buckle Up Live Better – is an effort of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and a coalition of community partners to encourage seat belt use in the county as an effort to save lives.

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Growing an economy that works

    Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, calculators – all of the essentials for heading back to school. You probably wouldn’t send your child to the first day of school without going over the check list and making sure they had everything they needed for a successful year. Likewise, when they finish school and head out on their own, you’ll want to be certain that they have the benefit of a strong economy.

  • Exploring the roots of ‘Trumpism’

        After Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential race of 2012, the Republican National Committee carried out what it called an “autopsy” to determine how the party could produce better results in the future.
        Pardon me, but autopsies are for dead bodies, aren’t they? Well, if Republicans suspected they might be dead after 2012, what will they think if Trump goes down to the repudiating defeat he seems likely to reap?

  • We are no longer safe

        We have been treated to a spate of Muslim terrorist attacks and harassments aimed at Christians and Jews in the last few weeks. Last week, a Jewish Rabbi in France was stabbed by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. Last month, a French priest was murdered in his church, while conducting mass, by two knife-wilding Muslim unholy warriors.

  • BCSO: Major drug bust takes ‘dealer off the streets’

        Last Tuesday August 16, investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, assisted by the Bedford Police Department, executed a search warrant for 912 Grand Arbre Dr. in the town of Bedford. The search warrant was in reference to the alleged distribution and sale of cocaine from the residence.

  • Arson charges

        An ongoing dispute between some Bedford residents has led to multiple charges being filed in connection with a fight and a fire being set.
        The most recent charges came Aug. 8 when a call was made about a structure fire in the 200 block of Mill Street.
        According to a report from the Bedford Police Department, property under the house was damaged and part of the residence was damaged. 

  • Former Bedford Police officer to serve 5 years

        Brian McAlexander completed his fall from police lieutenant to convicted felon Tuesday morning in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        According to a plea agreement between McAlexander and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Samuel Gene Fishel, McAlexander pleaded guilty to one charge of distributing child pornography.
        Four other child porn charges were not prosecuted as part of the agreement. Though the charges weren’t prosecuted, the defendant could later be re-indicted on the same charge.