Today's News

  • Woman tells dispatcher she saw Bigfoot

        Could Bigfoot be walking around your backyard?
        A Bedford County woman called Bedford County dispatch two weeks ago stating she saw Bigfoot and a baby on Sept. 9. The story has made the rounds on social media and a number of websites which deal with such stories.

  • Bedford man faces charges related to texting girl

        A Bedford man has been charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
        On  Sunday, Quandre Lamar Lewis was arrested for allegedly communicating with a 15-year-old girl over a cell phone in an effort to have a sexual encounter and share alcoholic beverages, according to a news release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        Lewis was booked into the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford on $5,000 secured bond and bonded out on Monday.

  • County man faces child endangerment charges

        A Bedford County man is facing two felony child endangerment charges, in addition to a DUI charge, as the result of a crash last week.

        According to Bedford Police, the crash occurred just before 1:48 p.m. on Sept. 9 on Maybeury Street. Thomas Pittman, 25, was driving a 2008 Kia Sidona minivan when he went off the side of the street, hit a culvert and went airborne. The minivan then hit a utility pole and rolled.

  • The fundraiser will have to wait

        Spence White and his wife Niki were supposed to spend the evening of Oct. 19 behind the counter of Rita’s serving up ice cream and other treats to students as part of a fundraiser.
        Plans have changed.
        Now the couple will be the guests of Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the Governor’s Mansion for a banquet in which Virginia’s Teacher of the Year will be named.

  • The Way of Saint James

        What did you do on your summer break?

        For Lloyd Parker, who teaches World History at Forest Middle School, it was hiking 561 miles across Spain. Lloyd, his wife, Robbi, along with their daughter, Meaghan, and son, Cailean, followed El Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James.
        The Roman empire and the Middle Ages are the areas of history that particularly fascinate Parker and this hike put him in direct contact with both.

  • Plane crash injured two

        A plane crash Sunday near Smith Mountain Lake sent two people to the hospital.

        According to Virginia State Police, a Cessna single engine aircraft was attempting to make a landing at Smith Mountain Lake Airport,  Sunday  afternoon when the pilot overshot the runway. When the pilot attempted to pull up for another landing attempt, the plane lost power, hit some trees and caught fire.

  • School board hires architect

        The Bedford County School Board took another step toward making a new middle school in the Liberty zone a reality.
        Thursday night, the school board voted unanimously to hire Moseley Architects to design the new middle school and the competitive gym at Liberty High School.
        “I am very confident they will do an outstanding job on this project,” commented School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler.

  • BCSO: Facebook hoax

        Some of you may have seen the following post on Facebook:

  • Christian Fellowship holds prayer breakfast

        Bedford Christian Fellowship held its annual 9/11 prayer breakfast at Main Street United Methodist Church, Friday. 

  • Supervisors look at fire and rescue funding

        Fire and rescue issues dominated Monday night’s board of supervisors meeting.
        Forest Fire Department Chief Monty Coleman, speaking to the supervisors, said that it is still difficult for fire companies to set budgets and some of the smaller fire departments in the county are in the red.
        “We need to look at raising the base amount,” said Coleman.