Today's News

  • Stalin bust now on display at Memorial

    The controversial bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin went up at the National D-Day Memorial  on June 1, and a number of local veterans are livid.

        Jim Morrison, a member of Bedford’s American Legion post, said that he has been both a volunteer at the Memorial and a financial supporter. He’s suspending both until he sees what position the new director of the D-Day Memorial Foundation takes on the bust. Dr. William McIntosh, the current director, is slated to retire this month.

  • Volunteers are lifeblood of BCM

    Representatives of both the Bedford and Bedford County governments were on hand to say “Thank you” to Bedford Christian Ministries volunteers recently.

        Kathleen Guzi, Bedford County’s county administrator, said that she chose a local government career because she wanted to make a difference. However, she said that volunteers in the community make the biggest difference.

        “Without you all, we wouldn’t be the wonderful place to live, work and play,” she told the volunteers.

  • Memorial scholarship will help BPS students attend camp

    Stephanie Hemenway and her husband John were thrilled this year when their son received an anonymous scholarship from someone at Bedford Primary School to attend Camp CHILD in Lynchburg.

  • Man remains in jail for allegedly killing infant

        A Bedford County man, charged with murdering his six-week old infant daughter last month, remains in jail without bond, though the initial autopsy was inconclusive about the cause of death.

  • Final defendant sentenced in home invasion case

    The final defendant who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a home invasion and robbery that took place last summer was sentenced Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        On Aug. 13, 2009, three masked men entered the Bellevue Road home of Robert Krebs, 22, and his girlfriend Alison Wood, 21. Krebs was assaulted and struck several times in the head with a hand gun.

  • They have a heart for nurses

        Bedford’s Mended Hearts chapter has a heart for nurses. That’s why it gives scholarships each year to help out nursing students with their educational expenses. The chapter recently presented checks for $250 to two LPN students, Michelle Ravizza and Sara Welch, at a luncheon.

        Members also heard from Dr. David Alligood, director of Bedford Memorial Hospital’s emergency room and co-director of the hospital’s chest pain center. Dr. Alligood has spent the last 10 years at Bedford Memorial’s emergency room.

  • Man pleads guilty to attacks on officers

    A Bedford man will spend 12 years in prison for two attacks on law enforcement officers over the past year, including attempting to gouge out the eyes of a correctional officer and pointing an arrow notched on a compound bow at an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Marching into history

    They still show up for anniversaries of D-Day, although there are fewer D-Day veterans every year.

        Jim Bryant has been at every one “since it opened, just about.”

        Bryant has written a book, called “Flying Coffins Over Europe,” about the use of gliders during World War II. It’s a subject he knows well as he served aboard them as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Bryant landed on D-Day in a Waco glider. one of five men handling a volatile cargo.

  • Helping shape the world

    Less than two weeks ago Bedford County Public Schools honored the district’s top teachers: Katherine West of Staunton River Middle School as the county’s top teacher overall; Amy Mallow of Huddleston Elementary as the county’s top elementary teacher; and Shawn Marie Horrell of Bedford Science and Technology Center as the top high school teacher. All three are deserving of their awards and they stand as true examples of the great quality of teachers this school system’s 10,500 students find on a daily basis in their classrooms.

  • Letters

    The Magnificent Seven rides again

        The Magnificent Seven (I’m referring to the seven members of Bedford City Council) along with the City Manager are moving along over Bedford city’s determination to revert back to town status. Maybe its a good thing we don’t know. All proceedings are secret and they are not going to tell us anything. It’s all a secret.