Today's News

  • Softball: Seminole title up for grabs; Eagles in a tough spot

    It’s a handicapper’s nightmare.

    Who will emerge from the softball scrum to claim regional berths?

  • Boys soccer: Many questions to be answered on the pitch

    Will the matchup that everyone expects actually happen in the Seminole District finale?

    Will a suddenly hot Liberty team play the role of spoiler?

  • Girls soccer: All three county teams should head to Regionals

    It does not take great powers of prognostication to state that girls soccer is the sport in which we have the best chance of seeing all three county schools advance to regionals.

  • Sports commentary: Death panels

      The VHSL did the right thing when it introduced a series of mercy rules across much of the high school sports spectrum.

  • Bedford man charged with killing infant daughter

    A Bedford County man has been charged with murdering his six-week old infant daughter last Friday.

        Joshua Warner, 27, of Bowman Lane in Bedford was arrested in connection with the death of the child following a call May 21 at 11:21 a.m. to the residence for an unresponsive six-week old infant. Deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded, along with emergency rescue personnel. The child was transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

  • Verizon challenges property assessment

    Verizon, which believes that its property has been assessed at too high a value, is asking the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to review that assessment.

        If Verizon’s claims are verified, localities — including Bedford and Bedford County — are likely to lose thousands of dollars in taxes paid by the company.

  • Veterans hand out awards to JROTC cadets

    A group of military veterans recently gathered to say “Good job” to Bedford County’s JROTC cadets. The unit’s cadet commander, Nick Madison introduced the award presenters.

        The first presenter was Nick Soukhanov, commander of Bedford’s American Legion Post.

        “We thank Post 54 and all its members for supporting our program over 15 years,” Madison said.

        “Every year we are very proud of them,” Soukhanov, an Air Force veteran said.

  • The winning ticket

    Joey Detamore thought Brad Creasy, Bedford’s fire chief, was pulling his leg when Creasy called him to let him know that he won the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department’s raffle.

        The fire department is raising money to build a new brush truck and Detamore had purchased two tickets. A total of 1,000 were sold.

        “I just did it because I was donating,” Detamore said. “They’ve always helped me out.”

  • Skate Park moves forward

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 4-2 Monday to appropriate $306,000 to design a skateboard park to be built at Falling Creek Park. The money is privately donated money that the county has held in an account for this purpose after approving the park last summer.

        District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard was one of the two supervisors to vote against the appropriation. Pollard had originally voted against the project last summer.