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Today's News

  • Disc-overing a new type of golf

     

    There’s home field advantage.  Then there’s Kenny Palmer.

  • Metro wins state title

    Laurel, Mississippi is noted for being the birthplace of Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.

  • No country for old men - sports commentary

      I’d like to open here with a clarification.  At the end of last week’s column, I alluded to submitting an application to work at the Chicago Tribune.

  • Defense spending bill includes Federal study of D-Day Memorial proposal

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 approved by the Senate on an 87-7 vote Thursday includes language that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study the feasibility of adding the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to the list of monuments and historic sites owned and operated by the U.S. National Park Service. 

        The provision was introduced by Senator Warner and co-sponsored by Senator Webb.  The two Virginia senators had introduced similar, stand-alone legislation June 8. 

  • Rape suspect sought

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rape that occurred on Goodview Road on Monday July 20.

        The victim reported to investigators that she was walking down Goodview Road, between 11 p.m. and midnight Monday night, when she was offered a ride by an unknown white male. She reported that after getting in the car, the suspect drove her to a railroad service road on Goodview Road and forced her to have sex.

  • One small step

    Larry Stanecker couldn’t have chosen a better time to go to work for Grumman Aircraft Engineering.

        Stanecker, who now lives in Goode, took the job with Grumman in 1968 when the company was knee-deep in its efforts to build the lunar landing module, or LEM,  that would help man land for the first time on the moon. A year later that effort would pay off.

        This past week, as NASA celebrated the 40th anniversary of man setting foot on the moon, Stanecker looked back in amazement of that event.

  • Indonesians get southern hospitality

        A delegation of high school students and teachers from the world’s third largest democracy are spending some time in the world’s second largest democracy.

  • Shooting still under investigation; man charged with malicious wounding

    A man shot Sunday in Hardy has been charged with malicious wounding.

        On Monday, Frederick Hancock was arrested and charged with the malicious wounding of his girlfriend, Jamie Klimaitis, and is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford on no bond.

        On Sunday July 26,  at 4 p.m., the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Roanoke Memorial Hospital reporting that they were treating a gunshot victim. The caller advised that the shooting had occurred at 2527 Bandy Mill Road, Hardy in Bedford County.

  • Charges against Burnette advance

    The charges against a 32-year-old man who fled from police following a traffic stop last month, injuring a Bedford city police officer in the process, will be heard by a Bedford County Grand Jury.

        Brian Aubrey Burnette  had been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer as the result of an incident in April, but that charge has been reduced to felony assault of a police officer. The charge stems from a  stop made by Investigator Tim Stanley of the Bedford Police Department.

  • Bear drops by home of local resident

    Stewart Grant came face to face with a bear last week. Fortunately there was a window in between them.

        The Liberty High School teacher and head baseball coach was at his house on Vista Circle behind Bedford Memorial Hospital watching a baseball game downstairs when he noticed the visitor. Grant looked out a window and saw a snout sitting on his air conditioning unit. He got up to see what it was and quickly realized it was a bear.