Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Election 2011

    Some incumbents won't be returning to local boards, and one local state delegate, Bedford 's Lacey Putney, found himself in a tight race, but won, defeating two opponents.

    And there won't be a new sheriff in town—Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown easily won reelection for what he has said will be his last term.

  • Police believe missing girl might be with accused former sheriff's deputy

    Special Agents from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) are looking for a missing 16-year-old Bedford County girl. It's believed she might be with the former Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy recently charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

    According to State Police, Audrey Marie McCombs' parents reported her missing Monday morning. They had last seen her at her Bedford County residence at 9 p.m. Sunday night.

  • Nationwide emergency broadcast test scheduled for Wednesday


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    On Wednesday, November 9 all regularly scheduled programming on all TV, satellite, and cable networks and radio broadcasts will be interrupted with a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m.

  • Bomb threat investigated at JF


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    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the school resource officer at Jefferson Forest High School are investigating a bomb threat at the school today (Friday, Nov. 4).

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Nov. 2, 2011)


  • Church news (week of Nov. 2, 2011)


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    The Sensational Harmonizers


    On first Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. the Sensational Harmonizers will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Goode. The Ruby Jones Singers will be the guest choir. The fall theme is: Women in Red & Black- Men in Suites or come as you are. Proceeds going toward the building fund.

  • We can’t wait – the Senate must act

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    The past week I testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, a bill I co-authored with Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD).