Today's News

  • Opened House

        Jacqueline Wente was honored during a dedication service Saturday for Bedford House.

        The founding president of the Bedford House board, current President Jeffrey Fulgham noted that Wente has “led it” from the start.

  • Bedford House set to open

        Bedford House is slated to start accepting residents next month. The facility is complete and two open houses were held for major donors and other people who have worked to make it a reality.

        “People have been so very generous and supportive,” commented Linda Royal, the facility’s executive director.

  • Sheriff makes it official

        In front of a room packed with supporters, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown officially announced his plans Friday to run for a fifth and final term as sheriff.

        “I believe I have the best personnel any sheriff can have,” Brown said. “You couldn’t find a better group of men or women.”

  • Hoback to face challenge for District 7 seat

        In past years, contested elections for local elected offices have been rare. But it’s different this year and voters will have choices in at least four local races.

        One of those is the District 7 school board race where Kevin Willis is challenging Debbie Hoback, the incumbent. Hoback is seeking her third term on the board.
        “I haven’t lost the passion for it,” Hoback commented. “I love trying to make a difference.”

  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Va.

    The ground shook.

        People in some cities are used to feeling the ground shake on a daily basis, but it’s an unusual feeling for people in the Bedford area. An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale that shook Central Virginia just before 2 p.m. Tuesday brought people out of buildings, looking around. Facebook lit up with comments.

  • Eating rocks

        Teresa Lynn Widener eats rocks.

        She’s done this for 20 years, and Widener doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
        And she’s not afraid to talk about her unusual habit.
        “I don’t think it makes me a lot different from anybody else,” Widener said this week. “It’s just gritty. I think it’s earthy.”

  • Condition of shooting victims upgraded

        The condition of the two victims from last week’s Haven Heights Drive shooting has been upgraded to stable, according to Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown.

        At least one of those victims should be able to talk with investigators soon, he added.

  • Church news (week of Aug. 17, 2011)


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  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Aug. 17, 2011)


  • Cop camp proves to be a real blast

        The Bedford area’s Cop Camp drew 130 local children, once again the maximum they are able to accommodate. The camp gives the kids a chance to get a close look at what police officers do.