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Today's News

  • Goodview man faces rape charge

        On May 31, 2017, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigator took a complaint from a female reporting she had been raped.
        The victim stated that she was visiting a friend in Stewartsville on April 25, 2017. She said she had been drinking alcohol and had gone to bed in the guest room. She said when she woke up, her friend’s boyfriend, Brian Riggs, was having sex with her against her will.

  • Bedford man faces charges for incident at Pinecrest Apartments

    A 21-year-old Bedford man has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with an incident that occurred Oct. 14 at Pinecrest Apartments.
        Demonte Treon Bryant has been charged with strangling another causing wounding or injury, misdemeanor assault and battery; breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony; and abduction and kidnapping.

  • Board wants to rename portion of VA 221 after Putney

        At the end of Monday night’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting came action on the supervisors legislative priorities, their wish list for what they would like to see the coming General Assembly session take action on.

  • Nance honored by Farm Bureau

        Bedford County’s Farm Bureau honored Bill Nance with its distinguished service award this year at its annual dinner meeting.

        Born and raised in Bedford County, Nance has been involved in farm work since his teens when he was a student at Moneta High School. He worked for a local farmer before and after school.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        About 125 people gathered, Saturday evening, in the Forest Recreation Center for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        The evening’s program began with comments by Robert Carson, the Bedford Branch’s president, who noted that there have been a number of bright points in the midst of trouble this year.
        “God is still in control,” he said.

  • Tapping into the sun

        Bedford’s 3-megawatt (MW) solar energy project is on course to be completed and ready for testing the week after Thanksgiving.

        At an event onsite at the solar farm Tuesday, Virginia county officials, business leaders and legislators highlighted the jobs, and economic benefits of clean energy with a tour of the new solar energy facility located on 18-acres of land adjacent to a brownfield in Bedford. 

  • Smyth celebrates 140 years

        Smyth is celebrating 140 years in the printing business and John Hickey, Smyth’s president, paid the former Piedmont Label facility a visit, Wednesday.

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison

     The NBA season is officially underway and I am incredibly excited. I love basketball in fact recently it has become my favorite sport.
      

    One thing I also have recently re-fell in love with is superheroes. For whatever reason when I was 20 I really started to get back into superheroes. Even now at 22-years old I often walk about with a Batman backpack that is originally meant for a 10-year old.
      

  • Jefferson Forest takes down Heritage

    Top-seeded Jefferson Forest started strong in the opening round of the Seminole District Volleyball Championship Tournament. The Cavaliers took down the Heritage Pioneers 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-20) to advance to the second round.
      

    Home court advantage will be with the Cavaliers throughout the tournament.
      

    Jefferson Forest offense started off with an impressive showing in the first set. Handling the Pioneers 25-16 to take a 1-0 lead.
      

  • Staunton River holds off Fleming

    Staunton River picked up their third win of the season on Oct. 23 with a 3-0 sweep of William Fleming.
      

    The Golden Eagles came out of the gate quickly and efficiently. They won the first set 25-10 to take a 1-0 lead.
      

    In the second set there was a similar offensive output from the Golden Eagles. Their defense was the best it was all night in the second set. Holding the Colonels to just seven points in the second.