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Today's News

  • It's even sweet-a in Moneta
  • County title for River rasslers

     

    Last Wednesday’s county wrestling championship accomplished two things.

  • Last cookie in the tin

      The final ticks of the clock were flashed on our television screen.  The last spoonful of chili was long gone.  We watched as  the Lombardi Trophy was hoisted and some player declared he couldn’t wait to get himself to Disneyland (oh, right).

  • Swarmed

    This past week, Liberty faced two teams it is likely to see again during its upcoming post-season sojourn.

  • Conference seeks to give answers to Darwin’s theory

    Tomorrow, Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” in which he set forth his theory of evolution. To mark these dual anniversaries, Answers in Genesis is sponsoring two free national conferences to provide a biblical, science-based response to Darwin’s theory.

        The conferences are called “Answers for Darwin” and one will be held at Thomas Road Baptist Church, in Lynchburg, from Feb. 15 through 17.

  • Missing girl found; Rhode Island man arrested

    A Bedford County girl reported missing Tuesday evening is now safely back home, and a Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

        The search started when the Sheriff's Office got a call at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday from Hayden Mitchell, who lives on Evington Road. Mitchell reported seeing a young female and a young male acting suspiciously. He reported that they were walking in the direction of Campbell County and, every time they saw a car coming, they would hide in the woods. Deputies from Bedford County and Campbell County responded.

  • Suspect in Forest bank robbery arrested

    The man suspected of robbing the SunTrust Bank in Forest Tuesday afternoon was arrested in Forsyth County, N.C., Thursday night.

        The suspect was identified by a caller who saw the story on a North Carolina television news report and notified the police with information.

        William Myrl Smitherman, 19, of Clemmons, N.C., is being held on a fugitive warrant from Virginia in the Forsyth County North Carolina Jail, awaiting extradition.

  • Bomb scare briefly courthouse

        The Bedford legal community received a morning jolt that was stronger than the usual cup of coffee when staff was notified of a bomb scare.

        The message was received Friday, at 8:24 a.m. by the county's 911 dispatch center, according to Major Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Stabbing leads to charge

    An Evington man has been charged in connection with a stabbing early Friday morning.

        At 1:58 a.m. Firday the Bedford County Sheriff’s received a call reporting a stabbing. Deputies responded to 1179 Langford Lane and talked to the victim, Jeremy Neighbors, who said he had been stabbed.

  • Blevins speaks at United Way conference

    Dr. James Blevins, Bedford County’s superintendent of schools, was one of the panelists at a United Way of Central Virginia conference held in Lynchburg recently. The conference theme was “Closing the Achievement Gap in Central Virginia.”

        “Our teachers have to be what I call ‘angels’,” Dr. Blevins said.