Today's News

  • Bus service will connect Bedford with Amtrak

        Two county department heads, Sergei Troubetzkoy, the Bedford area’s director of tourism, and Jack Jones, director of fire and rescue, came to the board of supervisors asking for permission to redirect funds that they already have on hand.

  • Cross country walk seeks to raise funds, awareness

        Stephen Homsey got a taste of what it's like to be immobilized by injury.

        And though his injuries weren't permanent, Homsey decided he wanted to use his experience to help others. That's why he's now walking across the country to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis research.

  • BPS issue raises up new appointments for City School Board


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    The controversy surrounding the attempt to close Bedford Primary School during budget discussions earlier this year raised up a group of people passionate about what's going on in city and county government.

    On Tuesday, that involvement got even deeper with two leaders of those who fought to keep BPS open being named as new members of the Bedford City School Board.

  • Fourth of July activities

        Fireworks will be in the air and opportunities will abound as Bedford area residents set out this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.

        From the Peaks to the Lake, from Forest to Bedford, activities are planned in this area. In Bedford, Libertyfest will take place from 5 p.m. through the fireworks display set off from the D-Day Memorial. The event is held at the Farmer’s Market and provides a good venue to watch the fireworks.

  • Lawyer defends woman’s care for cats

        The Bedford woman who had more than 40 cats removed from her home earlier this month has “a heart of gold” and is concerned deeply about taking care of animals that have been abandoned, according to her attorney, Philip Baker of Lynchburg.

  • Arrest made in hit and run boat accident on Smith Mountain Lake


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    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Law Enforcement Division investigated a hit and run boating accident that occurred on Smith Mountain Lake on Sunday, June 26,. This accident occurred in the Franklin County portion of the lake in the vicinity of the No Wake Zone at Bridgewater Plaza at approximately 3:30 p.m.

  • Church news (week of June 22, 2011)


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  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 22, 2011)


  • Promoting a sustainable economic recovery

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    A year ago, in the midst of over nine percent unemployment and a quickly escalating 13 trillion dollar national debt, the White House launched its “Recovery Summer” tour in an effort to gain support for its failed trillion dollar stimulus plan.


  • A bipartisan focus on jobs

    By Senator Mark Warner

    Two-and-a-half years after this deep recession brought our nation’s economy to the brink, we still are in the middle of a painfully slow recovery.