Today's News

  • Bedford serves as backdrop for several scenes in feature-length film

    The cast and crew of the feature-length film “Lake Effects” came to Bedford last week in order to shoot several scenes of the movie which has Smith Mountain Lake as its backdrop.

        “Our goal is to show the hospitality and the charm of a smaller town,” stated Sara Elizabeth Timmins, the film’s producer. “Our whole goal with this film, along the way, was to showcase real places that do exist and not make them up.”
        And Bedford will play a part in that.

  • Three dogs returned to owner

    A Thaxton man whose doublewide was once home to 90 cats and dogs will get three of his animals back.

  • Students, teachers reap the rewards of hard work

    Paul C. Nichols, president of Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS), stopped in Bedford last week to talk about advanced placement course.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Oct. 6, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Liberty High School Class of 1990 Reunion
    Join for a weekend of friends, memories, and family! Friday, Oct. 8, is Homecoming at the baseball field at 6:30. Bring your family and your school spirit. On Saturday, Oct. 9, there will be a family picnic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Peaks of Otter. Bring your picnic lunch. Again on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Bedford Country Club. $30 per person/$60 per couple at 7 p.m. RSVP for this event.

  • Church news (week of Oct. 6, 2010)


    Fall Revival
    The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Bunker Hill Community, where the Rev. Jesse Waller is pastor, will be having Fall Revival Oct. 18-22. The preacher for the week will be Elder Johnny W. Hunt. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. nightly with church services starting at 7:30 nightly. Area choirs will be there nightly.


  • The Small Business Jobs Act cuts taxes for small business owners

  • We must end the uncertainty that plagues our economy

    Last week by a vote of 209-210, with Speaker Pelosi casting the deciding vote, House Democrats voted to adjourn Congress, sending Members home, without stopping a massive $3.9 trillion tax increase that will affect every American.  By putting politics before the American people, the Majority in Congress has voted to keep the threat of looming tax increases and the cloud of uncertainty they have created hanging over our economy.

  • Why are soldiers killing themselves?

        Fort Hood, Texas, is the site of the nation’s largest U.S. Army post and the place where - nearly one year ago - a Muslim Army psychiatrist reportedly opened fire and killed 13 people.

  • Don't just move it, get rid of it

        Goodbye to Joseph Stalin!

        And, good riddance!
        Well, not quite. Uncle Joe is still at the National D-Day Memorial. They just took his bust off its pedestal. After spending a couple of months scratching his head, Robin Reed, the National D-Day Foundation’s executive director finally put his shoe back on and made a decision. Sort of.

  • Co-workers remember Bonnie Davis

    It’s been nearly five years since Bonnie Davis was killed after being struck by a motorist while crossing Dawn Drive from a parking lot to Sam Moore Furniture, her place of employment. The accident happened on Dec. 19, 2005.