Today's News

  • Former BCC golf pro guilty of embezzlement

        A former golf pro at Bedford Country Club pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of embezzlement from the club.
        Michael Edward Thompson, 46, of Stanley, Virginia, entered the pleas in connection with a 2015 investigation into irregularities in BCC’s financial books. That investigation led to the charges placed against Thompson, who was arrested and charged in April 2016.

  • Charges upgraded in teen’s murder

        Charges against three defendants previously charged for their alleged role in the death of a local teenager were upgraded this past week by a Bedford County grand jury—two are now facing capital murder charges.
        On Friday, the June session of the grand jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. The three defendants charged in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments.

  • 3A/4A State Outdoor Track and Field results

    Bedford County’s high schools - Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River - each had strong showing at the State championship.

    The Cavs competed in the 4A group, while Liberty and Staunton River battled in the 3A division.

    Jefferson Forest

    The Cavs found great success at the State championship, producing six top 10 finishes and a State champion.

    The Lady Cavs were especially noteworthy, as they finished 18 out of 27 teams with 17.50 points.

  • Extra Points: "Trophy Kids" review


  • BCSO investigating cases of heroin laced with fentanyl

        On June 2, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to two heroin overdose calls.

        In both incidents, narcan was administered and both victims were revived and transported to the hospital by EMS. Investigators later learned that the heroin consumed in both cases was laced with fentanyl.
        Narcan, an opiate antidote, can be used when a person is overdosing on an opioid.

  • Liberty drops 3A West Region semifinal game to Patrick County

     Liberty softball enjoyed its deepest playoff run thus far, making it all the way to 3A West Region semifinal before being stopped by Patrick County.

  • Jefferson Forest girls lax falls in 3A West Region semifinal

    Jefferson Forest’s girls lacrosse team turned its slowest start into its best season, making it to the 3A West Region semifinal for the first time in program history.

    After winning the National Conference Championship, the Cavs faced Hidden Valley on May 25 in the first round of regions. The Cavs were looking to avenge their quarterfinal loss to the Titans in 2016.

  • JF girls soccer makes it to States

    Jefferson Forest girls soccer couldn’t of dreamed of a more dramatic ending in the 4A West Region semifinal to secure a berth in the State championship.

    The Cavs had to wait until overtime, but it was worth the wait, as Erica Blankenship made her way through the defense and past the goalie to bury the winning goal with her left foot. She was immediately swarmed by over-joyed, estatic teammates, some of them who had waited since their freshman year to return to the 4A State championship.

  • Last mission

    “Two Jewish guys flew the last combat mission of World War II,” Jerry Yellin said, Tuesday morning.

  • Primaries to select candidates Tuesday

    Back in 1961, when Lacey Putney unseated an incumbent to win election to the 19th House of Delegates seat, he did so in a Democratic Party primary. Back in those days, the winner of the Democrats’ primary was also the winner of the November election.