Today's News

  • Trip of a lifetime

    Amanda Phillips is living her dream.

        Though diagnosed with a serious heart condition at the age of three months, she’s never let that stop her from facing a challenge and living life to its fullest.
        This summer will be no different.

  • Sports commentary: The Grim Reaper

      This being the sports section, I’ll not bother you with my views on the death penalty as it relates to law and order in our society.

  • Cav takes Region III soccer title in a beaut

      Conventional wisdom says it’s difficult to beat a good team three times in a season.  That means it should be nearly impossible to do it four times.

  • Unbeaten Lady Cavs take Region III soccer crown

      They got it back.  The Region III championship, that is.

  • Salyer to become a Blue Hen

    Jodi Salyer has committed to the University of Delaware, accepting a full scholarship to play basketball for the Fightin’ Blue Hens.

  • Putney to seek reelection

        Delegate Lacey Putney will seek reelection to another two-year term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the new 19th House District.

         Under the new redistricting plan, the 19th House District consists of the cities of Bedford and Covington, all of Alleghany County, parts of Bedford County and all but one precinct in Botetourt County.

  • Play brings D-Day experience to life

    Bedford’s Little Town Players hosted The Waynesboro Players in a performance of Tuesday Mourning. The musical, written by the late Duane Hahn, portrays Bedford’s experience on D-Day.

        The musical was first performed in Waynesboro in late 2009. Hahn had wanted to eventually bring the play to Bedford. Then, Hahn died unexpectedly early this year.

  • For conspicuous gallantry

    During World War II, 464 American men were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America’s highest honor for gallantry in combat. More than half of these, 266 of them, were awarded posthumously.

        Hershel “Woody”  Williams was one  of those who  survived.

  • Memorial marks 10 years

        Monday’s observance of the anniversary of D-Day was actually a dual anniversary. It was the 67th for D-Day and the 10th for the Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001, and the crowd included 200 D-Day veterans that day.

        D-Day veterans still come and the Veterans Hospitality Tent is a good place to meet them.

  • Police: Man lied about shooting

        The Forest man who claimed he was shot outside his home late last month has now been charged with filing a false report. Police say he lied about the shooting.