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Today's News

  • Former animal shelter worker sentenced for animal cruelty

        A former worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter will spend 15 days in jail after having his charges of animal cruelty dropped to a misdemeanor.
        Bryan Thomas Skinnell, 45, of Bedford, was arrested Sept. 26 of last year on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed in August 2016. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged with harming the feral cat.
        On May 23, Skinnell pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty charge.

  • BCSO issues scam alert

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens reporting suspicious telephone calls they had received.
        The callers advise that they had received calls from numbers showing County of Bedford, Commonwealth Attorney, Social Services and other public service departments on their caller ID. After answering the phone the person uses several different scam stories attempting to obtain their personal information.

  • Pure instinct

        Friday, July 14 had already been a busy day at the guard gate at Georgia-Pacific’s Big Island mill for Security Officers Lieutenant RJ Nowlin and Captain Danny Humphreys.

  • Big Otter bridge to be replaced

        A long-term project to replace the Big Otter River Bridge on Route 43—Peaks Road—will likely lead to single-lane traffic across the bridge for the next two years.

  • Moneta Park work day

        Thanks to a Lowe’s Hero’s grant, Moneta Park will get some upgrades.
        According to Wyatt Woody, the county’s director of parks and recreation, the Lowe’s grant consists of $1,800 worth of material. He’s scheduled a volunteer work day this Saturday to do the upgrades.
        The dugouts at the ball field will get covers.
        “There’s not a whole lot of shade out there on the ball fields,” Woody said.

  • Sixth person charged in thefts

        On Tuesday July 18, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Donald H. Beverly for possession of stolen property.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Beverly was found in possession of a Caterpillar Skid Steer that was reported stolen on June 22. Beverly, 39, of Rock Cliff Road was transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and released on bond.

  • More charges filed in dog shooting case

        A Goodview man who allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog after it had bitten his grandson— which led to him being charged with reckless handling of a firearm—has now also been charged with cruelty of an animal.
        In addition, further investigation led to charges against the owner of the dog.

  • AG meets with Boys with a Dream; holds roundtable with area officials

        Attorney General Mark Herring took time to talk with Boys With a Dream when he stopped by Bedford for a round table on opioid abuse,

  • Early College

    This year marks the 10th year of the Early College program, which allows rising high school juniors to enroll as students at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC).

        The students graduate from CVCC with an associate’s degree a couple of weeks before they get their high school diploma from their base high schools. They take the college courses in lieu of the regular junior and senior year high school classes.

  • Five arrested in string of arrests

        Authorities have arrested five people in connection with a string of thefts in the Stewartsville and Moneta areas.
        On Monday July 24, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained arrest warrants for three men and two women. The warrants were the result of the ongoing investigation of thefts that occurred between the middle of June and middle of July.
        According to Major Ricky Gardner, the thefts included a string of larcenies involving equipment, lawnmowers and trailers in that area.