Today's News

  • Convictions yield 10-year sentence

    A discussion of a state statute cropped up once again during John Edward Pressley’s sentencing hearing in Bedford County Circuit Court, Friday. The 25-year-old Martinsville man entered four no contest pleas to computer solicitation of a child less than 15 years old at a hearing in August. The charges stemmed from conversations Pressley had on the computer between May 6, 2009, and June 3, 2009, with a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office undercover officer that Pressley believed was a 13-year-old girl.

  • Local woman receives car from charity

    Teresa Bayne got a new car and she wants others to know about it.
        She received the 1994 Cadillac Deville from Free Charity Cars, a  charity out of Longwood, Fla. “The charity helps people who are in need receive vehicles, by signing up and creating your page and story,” Bayne said. “You vote for others in need and in return they vote for you.”

  • Farm Bureau looks at proposed legislation

    The Farm Bureau has been around for a long time. It started 85 years ago as a farmers’ cooperative. In addition to selling insurance, Farm Bureau lobbies for farm interests and promotes agriculture education.

  • Preserving history

    A Bedford resident who cared passionately for the Bedford area’s history has now passed into this area’s history. Clara Lambeth died on Oct. 6 at the age of 96.

        Lambeth was a founding member of the Bedford Historical Society and has spearheaded, or played a major role, in the effort to save many of the area’s   historic  treasures.

  • Area residents, advocates gather on behalf of domestic violence victims

    More than 100 people gathered around the Centertown clock late Thursday afternoon to draw attention to domestic violence and its victims.

        The group walked down Bridge Street to a granite bench, dedicated to the memory of Sherrie Conner, located across Bedford Avenue from the Bower Center. Conner, who had worked for Bedford County’s Department of Social Services for 20 years, was killed three years ago, the result of a domestic dispute that turned fatal.

  • Sports commentary: Carping on about carp

     Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for John Goss!


    John Goss.  He was recently named as our Asian Carp Czar.

  • The times, they are a-changin’

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special Correspondent

  • One half enough for M-Men

    Seems somebody forgot to tell the Liberty squad that the homecoming court was introduced at halftime, not at the conclusion of the game.

    Liberty played lights-out football for the first 24 minutes of its game with E.C. Glass.  

  • Red-hot Cavs take second in a row

    Jefferson Forest ensured that Rustburg’s homecoming festivities would be memorable.

    For the Cavs, that is.

  • 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.