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Today's News

  • Hurt pleased with what he’s done while in office

        “I got elected when I was 30 and I’m 46 now,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt.

        Hurt was referring to his entire time in elected office which included terms in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate. He was elected to his first elected office right at the turn of the century.
        “I never thought, when I first ran, that I wanted to do it for a career,” he said.
        “I never thought I would end up in Washington,” he added.

  • House fire displaces two residents

    Saturday night in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County has displaced two people.
        The fire was reported at about 9:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Brook Lane off Boonsboro Road; it was initially reported by an alarm company. The occupants then confirmed that there was a fire and called 911.

  • Legislators speak out about state of health care

    By Matt Chaney
    Capital News Service

        RICHMOND – A group of Virginia lawmakers called for legislation to reform Virginia’s “monopolistic” and “inefficient” health care system.

  • County man allegedly shoots at officer

        A Bedford County man faces a number of charges following a pursuit in Bedford County last Tuesday, Jan. 19.

        An investigation conducted by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office has resulted in George L. Chasson being charged with one felony count of attempted capital murder of a police officer and one felony count of shooting from an occupied vehicle.
        Chasson, 34, continues to be held without bond at the Bedford County Adult Detention Center.

  • Ware slow on restitution payments

        “I will never be in this court again,” Tony Ware promised Judge James Updike when he appeared in Bedford County Circuit Court when he was sentenced on April 10, 2013, on embezzlement charges. 

  • Local group remembers the life of Dr. King

        For some, Monday was more than a holiday. It was a “Day On; Not a Day Off.”

  • School board selects 2-story option

        Bedford County School Board meetings normally begin with a closed-door meeting during which school board members discuss student disciplinary matters.

        Now when board members come out, they will begin hearing staff reports. According to Dr. Douglas Schuch, this allows them to use the time between the end of their executive session and the beginning of the 7 p.m. regular meeting to hear staff reports.

  • Back on the job

        Last fall, Bedford Police Officer Trista McKrickard stopped a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed the wrong way on U. S. 460.

        The way she ended up stopping the car wasn’t the way she planned, although Chief Todd Foreman notes that she probably saved somebody’s life.
        McKrickard is originally from Campbell County and has been with the Bedford Police Department since 2013. She’s been here long enough to pick up a nickname.

  • Virtual resource brings Lake’s beginning to life

        What started out with plans for a physical trunk morphed into a virtual resource for area teachers to help students learn about the 50th anniversary of the formation of Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Jury: 12 years on forcible sodomy conviction

        After finding 50-year-old Arthur Franklin Monday guilty of one count of forcible sodomy on a girl under the age of 12 years old, a Bedford County jury recommended last Wednesday he receive 12 years on the conviction.
        The eight-woman, four-man jury found Monday guilty on one count of forcible sodomy involving one victim. The jury found him not guilty on two separate counts involving a second girl.