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Today's News

  • Sister to Sister Catering & Coffee House

    By Patricia C Held

    Contributing writer

        Helen Walters pairs a passion for cooking with a flair for hosting at her Sister to Sister Catering & Coffee House in downtown Bedford.
        Growing up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Helen described family dinners at her home as never dull. “We always had company and there never was a boring moment.”

  • Bedford man to serve 15 mos.

        A Bedford man is now a convicted sex offender after pleading no contest Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to taking indecent liberties with a child.
        A no contest plea means the defendant neither admits or disputes a charge. It has the same effect as a guilty plea.
        According     to     Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers, the offenses happened in 2006. Mario Rivero, now 43, was accused of fondling a minor girl through her clothing.

  • Main Street seeks input on Farmers Market

        With spring just around the corner, it is almost time for the 2015 Farmers Market season to begin.
        In November there was an open community forum regarding the needs and expectations for this year’s market season.  Hearing the concerns from the community, a Farmers Market Management team was born. This team is comprised of Jared Srsic, Susan Martin, Patrick Ellis, Bill Mosley, Rachael Ellis, Bart Warner, Amanda Adams and Scott Baker.

  • Stabbing leads to 2 arrests

        An altercation Wednesday evening led to the stabbing of two women at a Bedford residence.
        The incident occurred Jan. 14 around 7:30 p.m. at a residence in the 1300 block of Lowry Street. According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman, two women went onto the property at Lowry Street and the altercation occurred between the two teens and two men.

  • Ex-Gov. McDonnell sentenced to 2 years in prison

    By Benjamin May and Sean CW Korsgaard
    Capital News Service

  • One person dies in mobile home fire

    fire Friday morning at a Saber Court mobile home, located off of Blackwater Road in the New London area.

        The Bedford Fire Department assisted the Forest Fire Department in responding to the call.
        According to Lt. Ryan Burnette of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department the call for the fire came in about 4:45 a.m. Burnette said the mobile home was fully involved in the fire when firefighters arrived.

  • Investigators think they are close

        Local, state and federal law enforcement were working together this week in hopes of finding the bodies of  Sheila and Katherine Lyon, abducted four decades ago in Montgomery County, Maryland.
        The four-decade long investigation into the missing girls has been focused in the Taylor’s Mountain area of Bedford County since early last fall. A search for the bodies of the two girls has been ongoing over the rough terrain of the mountain.

  • From Rust-bust to soup-whoop

     

    These country boys can play some roundball.

    Last weekend, four schools got together for a basketball tourney at Rustburg:  the host school, Staunton River, Buckingham County and William Campbell.

    While those schools may well have four of the best Future Farmers of America programs in the state, they showed that there are some barn-mounted hoops that have been getting a workout.

    While Rustburg took the top prize, Staunton River showed that it has fire in the belly and can be a force this season.

  • Election field begins to take shape

        As Virginia has state and county elections in odd numbered years, it means voters in the commonwealth have an election every year.
        And this will be a big election year locally.
        Bedford County voters will elect people to four school board seats and four board of supervisors seats — those in Districts 1, 5, 6 and 7. They will also vote for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, along with two soil and water commissioners.

  • Local inventor always looking for the next product

    By Patricia C Held Contributing writer

        Truck driver, lawyer, carpenter, engineer … these are a few of the career choices children consider when growing up.