Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Food for thought

      I was shocked.  Just shocked.

  • Juveniles charged in vandalism at middle school

    On Friday, May 18 investigators with the Bedford Police Department obtained detention orders for two 14-year-old juveniles for breaking into Bedford Middle School during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 13.

    Both juveniles were charged with the following: 1 count of Breaking and Entering; 1 count of Felony Property Damage; 1 count of Arson Feloniously Attempt to Burn Public Building; 1 count of Trespassing on School Property after hours.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of May 16, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices


    Cruzin Downtown Bedford

  • Church news (week of May 16, 2012)



    Lighthouse FWBC Vacation Bible School

  • Judge will rule on embezzlement charge against former Main Street director within three weeks

    An embezzlement charge against the former director of Bedford Main Street, Inc., has been taken under advisement following a preliminary hearing in General District Court Wednesday.

    Calling it “an awkward embezzlement” charge, Judge Harold Black said he will rule within three weeks on whether to certify the charge against 46-year-old Daniel A. Plattus to a Bedford grand jury.

  • Structure fire destroys home on White House Road

    At 11:57 p.m. Tuesday night the Moneta Fire Department was dispatched to the area of White House Road and Ayers Road for a possible fire in the woods, as reported by a passerby.

    Moneta Command 8 and Medic 14-8 (Bedford County Fire and Rescue career-staffed ambulance out of Moneta FD station 1) arrived in the area and began a search.

  • Preserving the American dream

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I had the great honor of addressing a group of 36 new American citizens who took their oath of citizenship at the Seventh Annual Red Hill Naturalization Ceremony in Brookneal.

    On that day, at the former home and resting place of one of our Founders, Patrick Henry, those 36 individuals celebrated the end of a long journey to becoming a United States citizen and the beginning of a new life as an American citizen.

  • Standing with Israel in the pursuit of peace

    The situation in the Middle East is exceedingly complex and instability continues to pose a threat to our security and the security of the entire global community. With an enhanced security threat from Iran, uncertainty in Egypt’s future relationship with Israel, escalating violence in Syria and the Palestinian government’s alliance with the terrorist group Hamas and their attempts to obtain UN recognition of a Palestinian state without seeking a peaceful resolution with Israel first, it is increasingly important that the United States stand firmly with our ally Israel.

  • Getting involved: It no longer has any meaning

    By Greg Markham

        When I began to ask people for support in opposing the Harmony Development, I was told by many that it was little use; the decision had already been made. 

  • Romney fails to win LU crowd

    Mitt Romney was treated with politeness and respect at his commencement speech at Liberty University last weekend.
        But that’s all. There was no emotional or deep-seated show of support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. I watched the address on a streaming video from Roanoke’s CBS affiliate, WDBJ-TV.