Today's News

  • A stunning admission on ‘voter ID’ laws

        I was happy to vote this week in the Roanoke City Council and mayoral elections, but not without first showing my “voter ID” driver’s license.
        You know how it is, right? There’s so much “voter fraud” these days. We can be thankful that conservative Republicans are so deeply concerned about the “sanctity” of voting that they’re passing these laws in so many states now.

  • ‘Democrats’ can be funny

        “Democrats” can often be good for a laugh. The most recent humorous thing they have done is to replace Andrew Jackson’s visage on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman’s. The replacement is an effort to be politically correct and it’s funny because of who is being replaced by whom and the fact that it’s being done by the servants of a “Democratic” president.

  • Town meals tax going up

        Bedford Town Council adopted a budget last week that contains a hike in the meals tax rate. However, the transient occupancy tax rate will stay where it is.

  • CASA needs volunteers

        According to Susan Shutt, the Bedford CASA manager, the Bedford CASA office, which covers the town and the county, had 408 cases last year. This was the highest caseload of any CASA office in Central Virginia.

  • Third Annual Gunnin’ for Gobblers spring turkey hunt

        The Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association Inc. (BOSA) hosted its third annual Gunnin’ For Gobblers spring turkey hunt on Saturday, April 23.
        Seventeen physically challenged hunters from around the state plus one from North Carolina participated. Included in the group of hunters were six service veterans, one of which received the Silver Star, this nation’s third highest award for combat valor, for his efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Forest gym heads to NYC for tournament

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor

        Several Muay Thai kick boxers from Synergy gym in Forest will be heading to New York City for the World Kickboxing Association USA National Tournament.
        The tournament will take place May 19- 22. The fighters from the Synergy gym are the only ones from the Lynchburg/Bedford area that will be attending the tournament.

  • Bedford Co. Baseball

    SR baseball starts off sluggish

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

        OVERVIEW- Fishing should be good this month! Water temperature will be in the 70’s.  Best times will be cloudy days and at night the month. Fishing the past few weeks has been good! The baitfish has moved to the shoreline late at night as they are trying to spawn. The warmer weather has caused fishing patterns to change. Most fish are feeding at night! 

  • Cosmopolitan 2016 Invitational

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River and Liberty track teams competed in the Cosmopolitan Invitational last weekend Thursday through Saturday April 28-30.
        Staunton River saw three athletes place in top honors in five events at the Cosmopolitan Invitational.

  • Rotting corpse found in barrel

        On Saturday, April 30, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a homeowner on Trapper Lane, off Stewartsville Road in the Stewartsville area of the county, who reported finding a barrel at their residence containing possible human remains.
        Bedford County sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded and determined the remains were human. The caller told the investigators that the barrel belonged to Robert Wozniak, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.