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Today's News

  • Good signs

        There are some good signs taking place in and around Bedford.
        The opening of Beale’s Brewery has been a big hit and has provided a good number of jobs. The first few weeks have brought in plenty of folks -- some seeking the atmosphere, some the specially brewed Beale’s beer, some wanting to partake of the quality BBQ being offered.

  • Chilean missionaries help with Mega Sport & Drama Camp

    Pastor David Whitehurst of Word of Life Evangelical Church was born in Chile, South America. At the age of five, he moved back to America with his parents, who had spent most of their lives as missionaries traveling to Chile. Now several decades later, Whitehurst has revived the relationship between the Methodist Church of Chile  and the Word of Life Evangelical Church.

  • Former local athletes inspire YMCA Power Scholar Academy participants

    Four former local athletes gathered to speak to scholars from Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School.

    The scholars were part of the five-week long YMCA Power Scholar Academy, a summer learning loss prevention iniative run by Bedford Area Family YMCA with support from the YMCA of the USA.

    The scholars are recommended by teachers who identify the children as at risk for taking a “couple steps back” during the summer, explained Mary Jo Boone, the CEO of Bedford Area Family YMCA.

  • Kim Jones takes on new coaching challenge

    Kim Jones has been known to make history at Staunton River.

    As a senior on Staunton River girls basketball team, Jones was part of the squad that made it to States for the first time in program history. This season also marked the most wins since 1976, a record that still stands to this day.        

    Then as head coach of the girls basketball team for more than 15 years, Jones racked up some historical accolades; most program wins (179), two State quarterfinal appearances and three Blue Ridge District titles.

  • Two face larceny charges

        On June 26 at about 12:05 a.m., officers from the Bedford Police Department responded to a call about a male suspect removing items from the rear of a local store.
        According to a report from the Bedford Police Department, witnesses gave the officers a description of the suspect and his vehicle.  Officers checked the area and located a male walking  who  matched the description and the white Dodge truck.  The truck was loaded with the items that were removed from the store’s parking lot, according to the report.

  • Police arrest one man, search for another on variety of charges

        On June 27, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 4000 block of Horseshoe Bend Road in Goodview.
        The search warrant was for narcotics and stolen property.
        According to a release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, during the search of the property deputies located a stolen motorcycle from Franklin County along with a stolen lawn mower from a business in the town of Bedford.

  • Herring in town on Tueday

        Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will be holding a roundtable discussion in Bedford Tuesday with members of law enforcement, medical professionals, and community leaders on the heroin and opioid epidemic.
        The event will be held at the Bedford Area Welcome Center on Tuesday, July 18 at 9 a.m.

  • AEP believes they have an obligation

        John Shepelwich, a spokesman for American Electric Power, said, in a phone interview, that the company believes that the flowage easements attached to properties that extend below the 800 foot contour at Smith Mountain Lake gives the power company regulatory rights. Shepelwich said the easements were worked out in the 1960s.

  • Supervisors adopt dock ordinance

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted, after a joint public hearing with the planning commission, to remove all references to American Electric Power (AEP) from the zoning ordinance’s building permit process for docks at Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Supervisors adopt dock ordinance

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted, after a joint public hearing with the planning commission, to remove all references to American Electric Power (AEP) from the zoning ordinance’s building permit process for docks at Smith Mountain Lake.