Today's News

  • More arrests in Lyon sisters case

    A multi-jurisdictional grand jury investigating the abduction of two sisters in 1975 in Maryland has indicted three more individuals in the case for their alleged roles in impeding the investigation.

  • Students will find more technology; some will have new principals

        Summer is almost history and history is almost ready to be taught once again.
        On Monday, Bedford County Public Schools will be back in session.
        “We have a lot of leadership changes,” Dr. Douglas Schuch.
        The most visible of these changes will come in school offices in the form of new principals and assistant principals.

  • Board OKs special use permit for school

        Bedford County’s supervisors approved a special use permit, Monday evening, for Blue Ridge Montessori School to build a new facility on Va. 811.
        But the project isn’t without its detractors.
        In all, it is a 13-acre wooded tract — the school wants to use 7 acres of it in an area zoned R-2. A school is a permitted use in an R-2 zone and requires a special use permit.

  • Charges against former PE teacher not moving forward

        The cases against a former physical education teacher with Bedford County Public Schools charged with  three counts of aggravated sexual battery of students while he was working at Montvale Elementary School won’t be prosecuted—at least for now, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.
        The incidents allegedly occurred in 2011 and 2012 during gym classes at the school, but because of issues with the three alleged victims testifying, the case is not moving ahead.

  • Grand opening of Putney exhibit is Saturday

        The Bedford Museum will hold the grand opening, Saturday, of a display dedicated to former Delegate Lacey Putney’s 52 years in the House of Delegates.

        The grand opening, which is open to the public, takes place at 1:30 p.m. Former Delegate Putney will be on hand to share his experiences and a reception on the Museum’s third floor will follow.

  • Marriage before deployment

        It was a scene that has probably occurred many times over generations: A military man and the woman he loves repeat their vows before a justice of the peace at the local courthouse.

  • A new battlefield

    ns, training for a new battlefield, have come to Bedford for three weeks as part of their year long training program as computer forensic specialists.


    A plaque bearing the words “In God We Trust” has been placed in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting chamber. It’s right above the board chairman’s seat.

        “If it’s good enough for Congress, it’s good enough for us,” commented District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson, who spearheaded the effort to have the plaque made and mounted.

  • Dig is at site where man lived when he vanished

        It’s been well over 15 years now since anyone saw James Davis “Slim” Walker.
        This past week, it’s possible investigators were up on Taylor’s Mountain looking for him.
        Walker’s son, Bobby Walker, who has been leading an effort to get more answers about his father’s disappearance on April 7, 2000, confirmed that investigators from the Sheriff’s Office had been digging where his dad had been living in a trailer when he disappeared at 2790 Cool Springs Rd.

  • Habitat House uses innovative foundation

        Bedford’s Habitat for Humanity is working on a new house in Bedford.

        The house uses pre-cast concrete sections for its foundation. These are basically the same type of prefabricated concrete sections that were used, last year, for the basement of the house on Longwood Avenue that replaced the 19th century house that burned the previous year. These concrete sections provide an R-22.8 insulation factor, according to information provided by Ideal Building Systems. The sections are also dampness proof and vapor proof.