Today's News

  • Taxi service starts in Bedford

        Bedford now has a taxi cab service called Bedrock Ridez, the only fully licensed and insured cab service in town. The cab  is owned and operated by Penny Beard.

  • Soering will stay in Virginia

        Jens Soering’s latest attempt to be transferred to a prison in his native Germany was turned down, last week, by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
        Soering, the son of a retired German diplomat, received consecutive life sentences for the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend’s parents in their Boonsboro home on April 3, 1985.
        “He got some bad news for Christmas,” Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Christmas eve accident claims life of Thaxton man

         Virginia State Police Trooper J. H. Wheat is investigating a single vehicle crash which occurred Christmas Eve at 11:10 p.m. on Va. 122, four tenths of a mile south of Route 24 in Bedford County.
        A 1988 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 122, just south of Route 24, when it ran off the right side of the roadway, up an embankment, struck a tree and overturned.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys house in Moneta

    Two adults were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire in Bedford County.

  • A strategic weekend

        December 12 turned out to be a strategic time for Bedford Baptist Church to hold its Pack-a-Truck event to benefit Bedford Christian Ministries.

  • Out of the ‘trailer park’

        Bedford County Fire and Rescue made its official move from what some called “the trailer park” into its new quarters on Sept. 1.

  • Frozen

        “I call it my little Frozen,” commented Linda DeCicco.

         DeCicco was referring to the interior decorations in her Body Camp home. They make her think of the Disney animated feature of the same name.
        Everything is decorated with icicle and snowflake ornaments. The Christmas tree has them. the fireplace mantle is covered with them. Cabinets are festooned with   them and one cabinet is full of them.

  • The Spirit of Bedford

        Bedford County’s fire and rescue department had a chance to save the county some money when it acquired a new ambulance. According to Janet Blankenship, deputy chief of fire and rescue, the new ambulance consists of a new chassis with a refurbished box.

        “We saved quite a bit of money on that unit,” Blankenship said. “It was half the cost of a brand new unit.”

  • Decade old child sex case leads to sentence

        A Bedford man will spend six months in jail after being convicted Friday on two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
        Carrell Wayne Noble, 57, pleaded no contest to the two felony charges and received a six year sentence on the charges. Judge James Updike accepted the plea agreement which included having Noble spend six months in jail, register as a sex offender and have three years of supervised probation.

  • Mark Carter promoted to lieutenant

        Jack Jones, the county’s chief of fire and rescue, said the department likes to promote from within. They did that last week when Mark Carter was promoted to lieutenant.

        Carter is a native of Body Camp. He attended Virginia Tech for two years before switching to the Jefferson College of Health Science, graduating with a medical associates degree that qualified him as  a paramedic. He’s both a nationally registered and state certified paramedic.