Today's News

  • Search crews locate missing boy

        At 12:53 p.m. Thursday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a report of a missing 6-year-

    old boy from his home on Dowdy Rock Road.
        The caller said Samuel Welch had been missing since around 10 a.m. and was last seen with his black and white border collie named Muffin. The boy was wearing long pants and a blue hoodie.

  • Pedestrian struck on W. Main Street

        An accident in which an 81-year-old Bedford man was struck while walking on West Main Street has left him hospitalized for three weeks and the police still investigating what happened.
        According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Jerry Jackson, 32, of Lynchburg struck Jackie Overstreet around 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 in the 300 block of West Main Street.

  • Town to refinance bonds

        Bedford Town Council wrapped up its last meeting of 2017 by unanimously voting to refinance the town’s debt.
        The new bonds will carry a lower interest rate and save the town money on debt service. According to Town Manager Bart Warner, he expects the town to be debt free by 2026.
        “Once we get out to debt, we never intend to go into it again,” he said.

  • Developers discuss proposals for BMS, Old Yellow properties

        While it’s not yet clear what route Bedford Town Council will take in selecting a developer for the Bedford Middle School property in town, it is apparent there is a lot of support for seeing that property, which also includes Old Yellow, utilized to improve the town’s growth.
        Two developers outlined their proposals for the property’s future at a public gathering held Thursday in the council chambers.

  • Man to serve 15 years for shooting estranged wife

        Authorities were a jammed gun away from having to investigate a murder/suicide instead of an aggravated malicious wounding this past March, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance.
        Nance said 64-year-old Ronald Lee Lumsden of Moneta admitted to having every intention of killing his estranged wife and then himself when he went to her home on March 19. As it was, he shot the victim twice leaving her with permanent damage.

  • Those Holiday Lights

    By Patricia C Held

    Contributing Writer

        Glitz, glamour and sparkle are all part of holiday season decorations. And while some of us prefer moderation in their home décor, the child in most of us relishes in the wonder of some of our local lighting displays that overpower us with dazzle.
        And while Bedford claims the distinction of being called the Christmas Capital of Virginia, other locales add to our lighting extravaganza with their own elaborate holiday displays.

  • Sheriff wishes suspects a 'Merry Christmas' in annual roundup

        On Friday December 1 a Bedford County Grand Jury indicted 29 individuals on 53 narcotics charges. The indictments are the results of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Bedford County by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Shopping with a Cop

        The safest place in Bedford Saturday morning had to be the Bedford Walmart, according to Store Manager Chris Forbes.

  • Big Week for Lady Cavaliers

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The first week of December was not kind to the Jefferson Forest girl’s basketball team. The Lady Cavaliers started the month off with three consecutive losses, including one to Seminole District rival Liberty.

    The second week was a completely different story. The Lady Cavaliers picked up three consecutive wins against Amherst County (36-35), E.C. Glass (50-24), and Staunton River (46-20)

  • Golden Eagles place second in Swim Meet

    On Dec. 14 Staunton River took to the pool at the Bedford Area YMCA to take on James River High School and Blue Ridge District rival William Fleming. This was the first time this season that the Golden Eagles got to test themselves against a Blue Ridge district opponent.