Today's News

  • Bulletin update: Suspect arrested in Forest robbery at Quik-E Food Mart

    Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested James Robert Wilson Thursday evening and charged him with Monday night’s robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest.

    Wilson, 33, was arrested in the Forest area after investigators received a call from an citizen advising of his possible whereabouts. Wilson is a transient and has no known address. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

  • Storm update: BBB warns against storm chasers

    The BBB Serving Western VA is advising consumers affected by recent powerful storms to be on the lookout for storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting homeowners and businesses.
    “Too often we see itinerant workers swarm into Western Virginia after major storm damage,” said Julie Wheeler, President and CEO of BBB Serving Western VA. “It is not uncommon for these storm chasers to be unlicensed and full of big promises they can’t deliver. They are often long gone to another state by the time the consumer realizes the job is half-done or done incorrectly.”

  • Tips for recovering from the storm

    VDEM Offers Safety Tips for Storm Recovery

    RICHMOND, Va. – A line of severe thunderstorms with heavy winds affected many areas of Virginia Thursday, June 13, causing downed trees and widespread power outages. As residents clean up from the storm, here are important safety tips to follow:

    Travel Safety
    Use caution while driving. Where traffic signals are not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
    Watch for storm debris, downed power lines and tree limbs on the roads.

  • Policy challenges: Syria, drones, and the NSA

    In his second term, President Barack Obama is facing many diverse challenges, as all modern presidents have.
    Most recent presidencies have either failed outright in the second term or met such obstacles that the leader’s “legacy” has been greatly affected.
        In Obama’s case, it’s a combination of domestic and foreign challenges that, so far at least, is giving the president fits. This is frustrating to his supporters and encouraging to his enemies, who long so much for Obama to fail.

  • Obama kicks his lapdog

        All through President Barack Obama’s first term, most of the mainstream media has served as his lapdog. The mainstream media is dominated by liberals and they’ve seen President Obama as their ideological soul mate. They’ve shown fawning obeisance to him, giving him a soft approach when they should have been asking him sharp questions. All he has to do is speak and they happily wag their tail and roll over on their back to get their belly rubbed.

  • We must continue to focus on job creation

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    At a time when high school and college students from Virginia’s 5th District and across the country are graduating and looking for career opportunities, one would think news headlines would focus on Friday's unemployment report and the continued weakness of our economy. Instead, our news is saturated with evidence of an overreaching federal government.


  • Route 58 energy tour demonstrates need For Commonsense Energy Policies

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout Southside visiting communities along Route 58 to discuss the impact of high energy prices. After making over 30 stops, it is clear that 5th District Virginians continue to suffer from Washington’s failure to adopt a sensible energy policy.


  • Holding regulators accountable
  • Can you hear us now?

    t sounded good, didn’t it.
        It’s going to help us catch all the bad guys; it will help us stop them before they do any more harm.
        The Patriot Act will solve everything.
        That’s what we thought we needed, in the days following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At least some of us did.
        But even the best of intentions can lead one down a road best left not traveled.
        We found that out this past week.

  • Forest convenience store robbed

        At 10:05 p.m. Monday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest reporting a robbery.

        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller stated that a black male with black framed glasses, carrying a gray sweater and wearing jeans and a black T-shirt, entered the store. He threatened the clerk and demanded money. After getting the money, the suspect left on foot and ran towards Graves Mill Road behind the store, the BCSO report stated.