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Today's News

  • Perry could still come back

        America is getting sick to death of President Barack Obama. When pitted against a generic Republican in polls, he loses. Over the last few months, the negative gap between those who strongly disapprove of him and those who strongly approve of him has been higher than at any time during his presidency. It stood at -19 in a Rasmussen poll on Nov. 8.

  • Zoning ordinance update

    The time to speak out is now.

        This Thursday, Nov. 10, a public hearing will be held to give citizens the chance to speak out about proposed changes to Bedford County’s zoning ordinance.
        The county recently completed the first phase of updating the zoning ordinance, which was first adopted in 1998. The Board of Supervisors has approved the changes that were submitted by the Planning Commission after many months of deliberation.
        And not everyone has agreed on the process, or the changes.

  • Missing girl found safe

     

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    The 16-year-old Bedford County girl reported missing Monday morning was found Wednesday morning safe in Kentucky. She was located with the former Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy recently charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

  • Legion honors local residents

        Bedford’s American Legion post recently honored Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Allison Key, awarding her the American Legion Medal of Valor for her actions during a shooting incident on Aug, 15. Key received the award at a meeting of the post.

        Major Ricky Gardner read the timeline of the incident at the meeting.

  • Lake Christian Ministries needs more space

        Smith Mountain Lake Christian Ministries is running out of space.

  • Turnout surprisingly good by mid-afternoon

        A warm, sunny November day combined with contested races in many of the elections, brought a steady stream of voters to polling places in the county and city.

        The city’s Ward 1 saw 189 voters by 10:57 a.m. and 139 had showed up at the county’s Public Service Authority polling place by 11:26 a.m. Carl Wells, who heads up that polling place, said that, although there had been no line, voter turnout had been steady all morning.

  • Man sentenced for molesting toddler

    Calling the sentencing guidelines “totally inadequate,” Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz argued for a significantly higher prison sentence for a 21-year-old Roanoke man who sexually assaulted a 2 1/2-year-old girl in May 2009 while living in Bedford.

  • School Board responds to lawsuit, seeks dismissal

        The Bedford County School Board is seeking to have the $20 million lawsuit filed against it by a special education student dismissed, claiming the board can’t legally be sued and that the timeframe for a suit to be filed has expired. The lawsuit claims the student was abused in 2009 by a county bus driver and her aide.

  • Murder charge certified in Huddleston shooting

        It was supposed to be a fistfight, but it turned into a shootout that left one woman dead and another man charged with first degree murder in her death.

        On Monday, that murder charge against Michael Thomas Loboschefski of Huddleston was certified to circuit court following a preliminary hearing before Judge Harold Black in general district court. Black also certified charges of malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony against Loboschefski.

  • NLA students publish newspaper to honor vets

        Who said the newspaper is a thing of the past?

        Certainly not a group of students at New London Academy.
        That crew of talented and gifted students have been busily crafting a newspaper during class time.  It isn’t your run-of-the-mill newspaper, either.  It’s an issue that is completely dedicated to honoring America’s veterans and it is titled, aptly enough, “Stand up and Salute.”