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Today's News

  • Playing politics

        The state of politics in Bedford County is that if you want to get elected to the Board of Supervisors you have to be endorsed by the Republican Party.
        That’s why, for the second election in a row, a primary will likely determine who gets elected to the board.
        Party politics should not be at play when it comes to local officials such as the supervisors.

  • Projects generate controversy in Forest

        Some proposed residential projects in Forest have generated controversy over their impact once completed.

  • County man faces child porn charges

    On May 10 officers from the Lynchburg Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA-ICAC) executed a search warrant for possession and distribution of child pornography at 1648 Old Farm Road in Bedford County.
        The search warrant was part of a joint investigation initiated by task force officers from the Lynchburg Police Department assigned to the SOVA-ICAC.
        About 30 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.

  • Town to prepare field for Minute Men

        It appears the Liberty High School Minutemen baseball team will play next season—or at least most of it—at Liberty Lake Park as opposed to its new field which will be located at the new Liberty Middle School property.
        D.W. Lawhorne told Bedford Town Council last Tuesday night that after meeting with representatives of the school on April 27 it appeared the town should move forward with getting the field ready for the 2018 season.

  • International Alliance honors Bedford Boys

        After World War II, the remains of nine of the Bedford Boys killed on D-Day were repatriated to they United States.
        They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The Bedford International Alliance began decorating those graves four years ago, placing flowers and flags on the graves and holding a brief ceremony.

        They plan to do this again this year with a Memorial Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Descendants and other relatives of these men, along with friends, are invited to attend this ceremony.

  • Garrett faces tough crowd at town hall

        Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett held a town hall meeting at EastLake Community Church. EastLake had agreed to host the town hall as it is the only facility in that area large enough to hold the anticipated crowd.

  • Tom looks for his home

        The Super 8 motel, on U. S. 460 on the west side of Bedford, has had an interesting guest since the weekend. He probably won’t pay his bill, although Sherry Pounds, the general manager doesn’t mind. She just wishes he had better toilet habits.

        He’s a large tom turkey.
        “He came Saturday afternoon and decided to stay,” Pound said.

  • Up and running

        Carl Wells, a member of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA),  remembers a very different facility where the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility now stands.

  • Fire destroys cabin off Rocky Ford Rd.

        A cabin burned down last Wednesday, May 10, in the area of the 6800 block of Rocky Ford Road.

        Originally dispatched for reports of a brush fire in area of 6100 block of Rocky Ford Road, the Bedford  Fire  Department dispatched brush trucks instead of fire engines. That proved to be helpful, even though the fire was not dispatched as a structure fire.
        As the dispatch went out, multiple reports of a fire in the woods were made to the dispatch center, according to Matt Scott, deputy chief of BFD.

  • Beginnings and ends

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Student Intern

        One of the most beautiful and heart breaking aspects of life is the way it goes on and on with a thousand beginnings and a thousand ends. The sun rises and the sun sets, and the earth turns, and the seasons change, and this is the way it has been since the genesis of time, and the way it will be until the earth ceases to exist.