Today's News

  • Cuccinelli was right, no matter how despicable it seems

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was right to not join with other states in the case between a family whose son was killed while serving in the military and the nut case Fred Phelps and his small band of followers from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas.

  • Beyond the Hills Gallery & Home Accents

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        Beyond the Hills Gallery & Home Accents has become a hub for local artisans and craftsmen.  Vera Swain is from the area and said she always wanted to own a business.  A year and a half ago she opened her store.
        “I decided in 2009, I was going to go for it,” Swain said.

  • Kathy’s Beauty Salon moves to new location

    By Peter Sawyer

  • Claytor Center plans Eco-Village

    Lynchburg College and the Claytor Nature Study Center began a tour of Bedford area civic groups with a stop by the Bedford Kiwanis Club’s luncheon meeting last week. The college and the Claytor Center were represented by John Stafford, a fundraiser for the college, and Dr. Greg Eaton, the Claytor Center’s director.

        Stafford and Eaton were there to talk about the Claytor Center’s planned Eco-Village.

  • Early College graduates say program helped them move ahead

        Last year, Bedford County Public Schools cut out funding for the Early College program. This year’s graduating seniors will be the last group to graduate with taxpayer funding.

        The program still exists, however. There are a group of high school juniors now attending, with their parents footing the bill, and the program  is taking applications for a new group of juniors for next year.

  • Schools may get more local money from county

        Bedford County Public Schools may get more local money in the next fiscal year, after all.

        This assumes that the supervisors follow their past practice of equalizing the real estate tax rate and sharing half of additional discretionary revenue with the school division, which would increase the local transfer to the schools by $1.1 million.

  • Police charge man with attempted murder

        Monday, at about 11 p.m., city of Bedford Police responded to the parking lot of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on Falling Creek Road in reference to a possible hit-and-run vehicle crash that had occurred in the city. 

  • Brown will seek one final term as sheriff

        “This will be my last run,” said Sheriff Mike Brown, when he announced last week that he will seek reelection as sheriff this fall. “It’ll be 20 years.”

        By 20 years, Brown means that when he leaves office in 2016 if he’s reelected in November, he would have completed 20 years in office. He was first elected in 1995 and took office in January, 1996.

  • Living his dream

        Like a lot of folks in Bedford County, Richard Franklin has spent more than his share of time hunting.

        “I was born with a pistol in my hand,” he jokes.

  • Home invasion

        Bedford Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday.

        On Sunday, March 6, a resident of the 1000 block of Gum Street in  Bedford contacted the Police Department and reported that the robbery had occurred, according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day.  Investigators were advised that several men had entered the residence by force and held the occupants at gunpoint while accomplices ransacked the home looking for money.