Today's News

  • Fire destroys cabin off Rocky Ford Rd.

        A cabin burned down last Wednesday, May 10, in the area of the 6800 block of Rocky Ford Road.

        Originally dispatched for reports of a brush fire in area of 6100 block of Rocky Ford Road, the Bedford  Fire  Department dispatched brush trucks instead of fire engines. That proved to be helpful, even though the fire was not dispatched as a structure fire.
        As the dispatch went out, multiple reports of a fire in the woods were made to the dispatch center, according to Matt Scott, deputy chief of BFD.

  • Beginnings and ends

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Student Intern

        One of the most beautiful and heart breaking aspects of life is the way it goes on and on with a thousand beginnings and a thousand ends. The sun rises and the sun sets, and the earth turns, and the seasons change, and this is the way it has been since the genesis of time, and the way it will be until the earth ceases to exist.

  • A disgusting, punitive health care ‘reform’

        It was a disgusting spectacle to watch the Clown-in-Chief celebrate at the White House with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans after they’d passed a bill that will take health insurance from about 25 million people.
        Yes, this is their idea of “reform.” As I’ve previously written – and now submit as one of “Rick’s Rules of Politics” – whenever conservative Republicans talk about “reforming” something, it always means they want to take it from you.

  • Council gets its cake; and eats it too

        Bedford Town Council took action last week to deal with a request that wanted to bring fortune telling into the town.
        It appears council has learned how to have its cake and eat it too.
        Council effectively repealed a town ordinance that banned such practices in the town. In addition, however, council voted not to allow fortune tellers as a permitted use in either of the town’s two business zones.

  • A labor of love

        The Bedford area’s Love Letters were unveiled last week and you should really make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see them. They are beautiful! The art work on the letters is great and the center of the O is clear Lexan featuring the Peaks of Otter apparently etched into it.

  • LOVE unveiled

        Bedford’s LOVE Letters were unveiled last week on a blustery Wednesday morning.

  • Patterson Brothers Paving promotes Bedford and NASCAR

    Bedford, Va., was on display in a logo format during last weekend’s second tier NASCAR series race, the Infinity Series, at Richmond International Raceway (RIR.)

  • Jefferson Forest lacrosse programs pick up dramatic wins

    It was a crazy week for Jefferson Forest’s lacrosse programs.

    The girls’ fitness and willpower was tested this past week, as they powered through three games in less than a week. They started off by thrashing Rockbridge 21-9 on April 26. Two days later, they were back on the field against E.C. Glass, toppling them 11-10. On May 1, the Cavs faced Salem hours later than expected due to bouts of rain and lightning. Unfortunately, the girls fell 15-8.

  • Staunton River girls soccer breaks through

    Staunton River girls soccer hasn’t had the luckiest season health-wise, but they persevered on Friday for the win over William Fleming after dropping a well-fought battle to Lord Botetourt on April 26.

  • Liberty softball battles for wins over Rustburg and Amherst

    Liberty HS’ softball was forced to grind to get two wins last week against Rustburg and Amherst.

    Despite it not being “our best effort” according to Head Coach Mike Thompson, the Lady Minutemen fought out a scrappy 9-3 win over the Devils on April 26. Liberty pulled out to a 1-0 lead in the first, after Brianna Whorley produced a RBI ground out to short stop to plate Haylee Wood who had been walked to lead off the inning.