Today's News

  • Two found dead in Forest home

        On Thursday, a call from a worried co-worker led to the discovery of two individuals dead at a home in Forest.
        While still waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators do not believe a third party is involved in the deaths.
        Investigators continue to look into the deaths of the two individuals at 115 Jane Randolph St. in Forest. Investigators identified the two individuals as Curtis L. Brumfield, 58 and Susan C. Brumfield,  56.

  • County crews free woman trapped between rocks at Sharp Top

        An 18-year-old Lynchburg woman spent four hours trapped on top of Sharp Top Mountain Tuesday evening as rescue crews from five county agencies sought to rescue her.
        The unidentified woman, who had been hiking as part of a group, was finally rescued just after midnight Wednesday morning and transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was later released from the hospital.

  • Forest man arrested on child porn charges

        On April 7, Cameron Lavelle Boyd, of Forest was arrested on charges related to the possession of child pornography.
        In 2013 Boyd became a person of interest to the SOVA-ICAC when a detective from the Lynchburg Police Department downloaded child pornography from a suspect believed to be within the city of Lynchburg. Further investigation led to the discovery that the suspect lived in Bedford County, at which point the case was referred to the Bedford Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fire damages Mayberry Diner

        Mayberry Diner was heavily damaged in a fire, Thursday afternoon, that appears to have been ignited by cigarette embers.

        According to Kevin Musgrove, who served as the incident commander, the call came in at 2:23 p.m.
        “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke showing,” Musgrove said.
        The diner was open for business and there were employees and customers inside. All escaped without injury. No firefighters were hurt.

  • CVCC teams up with Rec Dept. to offer Archery class

        They’re learning to shoot straight.

        A partnership between Bedford County Parks and Recreation and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has made an archery class, as a physical education option, possible for students attending CVCC’s Bedford campus.

  • Looking for Answers

        The children of James Davis Walker want answers—they want the truth of what happened to their father.

        Fifteen years ago this week, on April 7, 2000, James Walker disappeared.
        The story then was that the slim, 6 foot, 7 inch man rode with some friends to Food Lion in Bedford, but did not go into the store because he wanted to smoke. When his friends came back out, he had supposedly vanished. The reports at the time were that he had wandered away.

  • Arrington won’t seek reelection

        This time he means it; he really is going to give up his seat on the board of supervisors.
        “I am not going to seek reelection for a fourth term,” said District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrington.
        Back at the end of 2013 Arrington announced he was resigning his position on the board of supervisors. But he never did step down.

  • Students clean up at D-Day

    e beach — and getting in serious trouble, — on spring break, a group of students from the University of Wisconsin spent their week off of class helping others.

        The 47 students , members of Students Today Leaders Forever, spent last Monday morning doing grounds clean-up at the National D-Day Memorial. It’s entirely student initiated and student led.
        Ruigi Yan, an English and Commercial Arts major, said these spring break tours are “pay it forward tours.”

  • Some parking fines going up in Bedford

        Some parking fines and late fees are going up in the town of Bedford, the result of action by Bedford Town Council at its last meeting.
        Parking tickets remain at $10 and offenders have an extra three days to pay the fine. But if they fail to pay in a timely matter, the fines will increase to $20.
        There are also significant increases in fees for illegally parking in fire lanes or in handicapped spots.

  • Man charged with abducting woman in Thaxton

        On Tuesday, March 31, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a Roanoke County dispatcher advising they had received a call reporting a female had been abducted by gun point from the Thaxton area of Bedford County.
        The caller further advised that the suspect and victim were at a home in Vinton. Vinton Police responded to the address and located them.