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Today's News

  • Events raise nearly half a ton of food for BCM

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office delivered 944 pounds of food to Bedford Christian Ministries last week. The non-perishable food had been collected at document shredding events held in Bedford, Forest and Moneta this month.

  • Last mission

    “Two Jewish guys flew the last combat mission of World War II,” Jerry Yellin said, Tuesday morning.

  • Man convicted of 2015 burglary

        The second of two men who broke into a maintenance office at Liberty Lake Park, and were found hiding in the bathroom at the park, have been convicted for statutory burglary.
        Kasey Wayne Johnson, 20, was barely 18 when he and John Marat Merten III were found inside the men’s restroom at the park, claiming to be homeless in December 2015.

  • Former BCC golf pro guilty of embezzlement

        A former golf pro at Bedford Country Club pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of embezzlement from the club.
        Michael Edward Thompson, 46, of Stanley, Virginia, entered the pleas in connection with a 2015 investigation into irregularities in BCC’s financial books. That investigation led to the charges placed against Thompson, who was arrested and charged in April 2016.

  • Free Clinic celebrates 25 years of caring

        Bedford Christian Free Clinic turned 25 years old this year.

        The idea began in November, 1991 when a local doctor, Dr. Allen Joslyn, and three local pastors, the Rev. Richard Boyce, pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Wes Gillespie, pastor of Brookhill Wesleyan Church, and the Rev. Henry Henderson, pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church, got together to talk about setting up a free clinic in Bedford. The clinic would have a volunteer medical staff and care for people not covered by insurance.

  • Famed WWII pilot to speak at Memorial’s ceremony

        The National D-Day Memorial will mark the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord with a ceremony on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

        This year’s commemoration features one of the nation’s best-known World War II veterans, Jerry Yellin.
        On August 14, 1945, as a Captain in the then U.S. Army Air Forces, Yellin flew the final combat mission of WWII. Paul Schlamberg, Yellin’s wingman, paid the ultimate price on that sortie to become the final American to die in battle during the war.

  • Run for the Wall

        A group of more than 400 motorcyclists, riding 375 bikes, stopped by the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.

        The group always makes that stop as part of the annual Run for the Wall. The Wall is the Vietnam Memorial in Washington and it started out in the ‘80s as a tribute by Vietnam veterans to those who didn’t make it home. Since then, it has expanded.

  • Charges upgraded in teen’s murder

        Charges against three defendants previously charged for their alleged role in the death of a local teenager were upgraded this past week by a Bedford County grand jury—two are now facing capital murder charges.
        On Friday, the June session of the grand jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. The three defendants charged in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments.

  • Community comes together to remember those who gave their all

        America has two holidays dedicated to people who have served in our armed forces. One is Veterans Day, Nov, 11. This day, originally set aside as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, honors veterans who are still alive.

  • Former Army sergeant to serve 12 years in prison

    A former sergeant in the US Army will spend 12 years in prison on six felony charges related to a relationship he had with a 14-year-old Bedford County girl.

        On Friday Judge James Updike sentenced 27-year-old Angelo E. Paderes to 22 years in prison on four counts of computer solicitation, one count of carnal knowledge and one count of abduction. Judge Updike suspended 10 years of that sentence.