Today's News

  • Woman pleads guilty to setting fire to car

        Laura Day, 32, of Moneta pleaded guilty last week in Circuit Court to arson.
        According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, on Aug. 19, 2014, a couple discovered that somebody had tried to burn their vehicle in their driveway. Day admitted to the arson and said she thought the vehicle belonged to the couple’s daughter, who was a romantic rival.

  • Local man faces animal cruelty, drug charges

        An investigation into dogs being shot at led to additional drug charges, according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        On Sunday November 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call to Johnson School Road in Thaxton about dogs being shot at. Bedford County deputies responded and identified Jeremy Lee Johnson, 25, as the suspect, according to the BCSP.

  • Getting to the truth

        All Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz wants is for those testifying on the 1975 abduction case of sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon to tell the truth.
        Recently three people involved in the investigation—and related to the man charged with abducting and murdering the two sisters—were in court because Krantz believes they weren’t forthcoming with the truth.

  • The White Brick House

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer

  • The White Brick House

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer

        The White Brick House calls itself a “vintage marketplace.”
        This precisely describes this shop of many shops located just off Highway 221 in Forest. Peg Brieholz’s White Brick House offers over a dozen small retailers, each distinctly different, yet all reflect primitive and simplistic characteristics.

  • They want an Amtrak stop

        The possibility of getting an Amtrak stop in Bedford isn’t dead, but local governing bodies will have to move fast.
        After the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) chose not to include Bedford as a stop for an Amtrak train that will run between Lynchburg and Roanoke, a volunteer group consisting of people from Bedford County and Franklin County got to work and assembled a set of facts that show that the stop would have an economic impact that would reach beyond Bedford, going down into Franklin County.

  • She’s winning by losing

        Because of kidney failure, Sue Wilken must have dialysis three times a week. It’s a very unpleasant process.

        “It’s painful to have those needles stuck in you,” she said.
        However, good came out of a bad situation. Before she went on dialysis, Wilken, who is five-feet, six-inches tall weighed 285 pounds.
        “I was eating a lot of fast foods,” she said. “I just kept putting on the weight.

  • LHS hires new girl’s basketball coach

    Sports Editor

        Not only did Liberty High School hire a new boys varsity basketball coach, Derrek Bond, it has also hired a new girls varsity coach, Emilee Dunton.
        This will be Dunton’s first position as head coach. “Ever since I was a little girl it has been my goal to coach basketball,” she said.

  • River falls to Magna Vista

    Sports Editor

        After creating new school and state records, the Golden Eagles fell to Magna Vista, the defending 3A state champions, 54-14 last Friday in the third round of the playoffs.
        Coach Chuck Poston knew this would be a hard game for his team. “Magna Vista is the defending state champ for a reason. They had 21 seniors from the state championship team last year and they have speed at every position,” said Poston.

  • Man turns experience into book for children

        Yes, engineers can write and Ron Sisson, a retired General Electric engineer, proves that fact.

        Sisson has written a children’s book called Lost on Big Otter River. The book was written with an audience of readers ages 9 to 12 in mind.