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Today's News

  • Working together

        When the new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) took their oath before Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Louis Harrison recently, two of them did so knowing they will work on cases as a couple.

        Jim and Joy Nobilini moved here last summer from Massachusetts — from the Boston area. Jim is the chief technical officer for Arrayworks, a company that develops accountability software. The nature of his job means he can live anywhere in the country.

  • Eagles remain unbeaten

        A good test of a team’s character comes when its back is against the wall.
        Well, the Staunton River baseball Eagles proved that they have character galore.
        And then some.
        After frittering away a five-run lead to Northside, the Eagles stormed back with a seven-run inning which was mostly fueled by moxie, grit and plate smarts.
        In the end, the Golden Eagles nearly hung a mercy rule defeat on their guests, instead settling for a 14-5 victory.

  • County tax rate to stay the same

        Bedford County’s tax rate will remain unchanged for the coming fiscal year.
        Monday night, after a public hearing, the supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the advertised tax rate. Under state law, the supervisors could not have set a rate higher than the one they advertised, but they could have gone lower.

  • DAR leads park clean-up project

        Reynolds Park is getting a clean-up, organized by the Peaks of Otter chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The park is located on the east end of East Main Street and this will be the local DAR chapter’s first clean-up.

        “But we are hoping for more, and sunshine,” said Sharon Goff, the chairman of the local DAR’s conservation committee.

  • Two found dead in Forest home

        On Thursday, a call from a worried co-worker led to the discovery of two individuals dead at a home in Forest.
        While still waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators do not believe a third party is involved in the deaths.
        Investigators continue to look into the deaths of the two individuals at 115 Jane Randolph St. in Forest. Investigators identified the two individuals as Curtis L. Brumfield, 58 and Susan C. Brumfield,  56.

  • County crews free woman trapped between rocks at Sharp Top

        An 18-year-old Lynchburg woman spent four hours trapped on top of Sharp Top Mountain Tuesday evening as rescue crews from five county agencies sought to rescue her.
        The unidentified woman, who had been hiking as part of a group, was finally rescued just after midnight Wednesday morning and transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was later released from the hospital.

  • Forest man arrested on child porn charges

        On April 7, Cameron Lavelle Boyd, of Forest was arrested on charges related to the possession of child pornography.
        In 2013 Boyd became a person of interest to the SOVA-ICAC when a detective from the Lynchburg Police Department downloaded child pornography from a suspect believed to be within the city of Lynchburg. Further investigation led to the discovery that the suspect lived in Bedford County, at which point the case was referred to the Bedford Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fire damages Mayberry Diner

        Mayberry Diner was heavily damaged in a fire, Thursday afternoon, that appears to have been ignited by cigarette embers.

        According to Kevin Musgrove, who served as the incident commander, the call came in at 2:23 p.m.
        “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke showing,” Musgrove said.
        The diner was open for business and there were employees and customers inside. All escaped without injury. No firefighters were hurt.

  • CVCC teams up with Rec Dept. to offer Archery class

        They’re learning to shoot straight.

        A partnership between Bedford County Parks and Recreation and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has made an archery class, as a physical education option, possible for students attending CVCC’s Bedford campus.

  • Looking for Answers

        The children of James Davis Walker want answers—they want the truth of what happened to their father.

        Fifteen years ago this week, on April 7, 2000, James Walker disappeared.
        The story then was that the slim, 6 foot, 7 inch man rode with some friends to Food Lion in Bedford, but did not go into the store because he wanted to smoke. When his friends came back out, he had supposedly vanished. The reports at the time were that he had wandered away.