Today's News

  • Looking ahead

        It has been years since the town of Bedford has been looking at what could be done with the Old Yellow building that sits next to Bedford Middle School. Now with BMS set to be vacated at the end of this school year, the town has two buildings to deal with.

  • Town employees to get bonus

        Last week, Bedford Town Council voted to hold a public hearing on a proposal by American National Bank to refinance up to $12 million in electric department and landfill bonds. The public hearing will be held on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
        The vote was a 5-0 vote. Councilman Bruce Johannessen was absent. Councilman Tim Black abstained because his employer, Union First Market Bank, was one of the banks that submitted a proposal for the refinancing.

  • Bedford PD seeks suspect in robbery at Walmart

        On Sunday, November 26 at  about 7 p.m., the Bedford Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at Walmart, located in the 1100 Block of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike in the town of Bedford.
        A black male suspect described as approximately 6 foot tall entered the store and approached a register. He stated, “Give me the money and no one will get hurt,” police stated in their report.

  • Elvis tribute artist going international

    Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.

  • Sheriff’s Office receives accreditation award

        Monday night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted to table action on changes to the zoning ordinance concerning short term rentals. The changes would extend regulations already in place in the Smith Mountain Lake area to the entire county.

  • The NFL's Weird Relationship with Celebrations

    With just five weeks to go in the NFL season we are soon going to go from watching 26-30 teams play each week to no more than eight. Because of this we will see a decrease of end zone celebrations, one of the best things that happen on a weekly basis on Sundays.

    I am a huge advocate for celebrations. I absolutely love them and I always have.

    When I first fell in love with football in the mid-2000’s it was celebrations galore after a touchdown.

  • Ospreys finish second in tournament

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys finished second in the New River Tip-Off tournament held last Saturday.

    The tournament was hosted by Dayspring Christian Academy in Blacksburg.

  • Trial begins against woman accused of killing her brother

        The jury trial for a Bedford    County woman charged with second degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting of her brother was set to get underway Tuesday morning.
        In April 2016 a Bedford grand jury returned indictments against Vicky Thomas Clark, 56, for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The trial has been delayed several times since then.
        She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Running On

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Just keep swimming is a popular phrase from the movie Finding Nemo, the Staunton River Golden Eagles have tweaked that slightly. Instead of swimming they’re running the football down opposing defense’s throats.

    That trend continued against Blue Ridge District rival Lord Botetourt. Staunton River rushed for nearly 500 yards in a 49-31 victory over the Cavaliers.

  • Festival of Trees

        The Welcome Center’s Festival of Trees has really grown after a humble beginning a decade ago.