Today's News

  • Woman sought in connection with credit card theft, fraud

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the identity of a female who is suspected of stealing and using a credit card in Bedford County.

  • 5th District Virginians demand a sensible energy policy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout the 5th District, making numerous stops in local businesses and neighborhoods in order to talk with Central and Southside Virginians about the pressing issues facing our nation that are most important to them.


  • Growing our economy through sound energy policy

    As I travel throughout the 6th Congressional District meeting with my constituents to gather their thoughts and opinions on the important issues of the day, they continue to express frustration over the stagnant economy. They are feeling the pinch and they are particularly concerned about the rising cost of energy, from the cost at the pump to soaring electric bills. Recent estimates indicate that Americans are paying over $1000 more a year in gas than they were just three years ago.


  • PTA’s roots are from Bedford

    By Nicole Sheppard
    Historian Virginia PTA

        How exciting that the PTA at Bedford Primary was one of 45 units across the nation and one of six local units in Virginia to win a $1000 grant from the National PTA as it honored the 115th anniversary of the founding.  The National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA) was founded in February 1897.  The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was founded in Georgia in 1926.

  • ‘Social issues’ won’t win in November

    Much is being written about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s marching orders to his Republican troops. “Don’t overreach,” he said, after his party had claimed supreme power in the state senate.
        Last week, he got a strong lesson in how powerfully they ignored him. And they got a lesson in just how much he wants to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

  • Keep taxes low and regulation light

  • What if?

    What would you do “if” given the chance to do something good?
        When would you try to accomplish that task “if” time wasn’t a hindrance? Who would you try to help “if” money wasn’t a concern?
        Where would you go “if” you had the opportunity to go anywhere?
        How would you use an extra day “if” given those seconds, minutes and hours?
        What if?
        Well, today’s your day.

  • Harmony decision delayed

        Harmony, George Aznavorian’s latest planned development, encountered push-back from some citizens during a public hearing last week.
        All but 10 acres of the land where he proposes to build Harmony is in Bedford County and is currently zoned AR, an agricultural zone, and Aznavorian needs it rezoned to PD-1, a planned development zoning, in order to build the project.

  • Group home faces shortfall

         Andy Crawford, Bedford County’s director of social services, brought a problem to the Board of Supervisors’ budget work session, Monday evening.
        The work session was dedicated to enterprise funds, county services that are supposed to pay their own way due to the revenue they generate. Bedford County Group Homes is one of these.

  • Winning essayists recall the War of 1812

        Francis Scott Key, Dolly Madison and Jean LaFitte still carry some weight.

        Those three historical figures were the subjects of some superb writing that flowed from the minds and fingers of four local students.
        The DAR gathered last week at the Bedford Central Library to hear the authors present their works.  These weren’t just any essays, however, they represent the best that Bedford has to offer.