Today's News

  • Body Camp, Primary School could be saved by board

    If the budget for Bedford County Public Schools is adopted based on discussions during a five-hour school board work session last Thursday, neither Body Camp Elementary or Bedford Primary School would be closed next year.

        But cuts still have to be made and one school board member has yet to come to a decision on the issue while another wasn't at the meeting to voice an opinion about the proposed school closings.

  • ‘Plan 9’ from Bedford

    Can the remake make up for decades of scorn?

  • Spring Cleanup

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        It’s time for spring cleaning and the city of Bedford is ready to help.
        Beginning Saturday, Bedford will host four events that focus on helping get residents and the city ready for spring.

    Spring Cleanup Week — April 4-8
        From April 4 to April 8, the city will have Spring Cleanup Week.

  • Bedford Co. officer charged with DUI

    (Landmark News Service and staff reports)

        A Bedford County Sheriff's Office investigator was arrested Sunday for suspicion of driving under the influence and against the flow of traffic at high speeds for 11 miles near Lynchburg, authorities said.
        No injuries were reported.
        The driver, Joshua S. Hubbard, 30, of Bedford was charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a breath test and reckless driving, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

  • Parents ask support for schools, with reservations

    It was a full house at Monday night's board of supervisors meeting as parents asked the supervisors to fund the school budget. They asked for the support with reservations, however.

    The parents asked the supervisors to insist that the school board keep Body Camp Elementary and Bedford Primary School open. One parent suggested that the supervisors hold back funds unless the school board will guarantee that the schools won't be closed in order to fund new programs.

  • Governor McDonnell Vetoes Unfunded Mandate on Localities

    RICHMOND –Governor Bob McDonnell has vetoed legislation (SB 966) that would force local school districts to provide 150 minutes of physical education per week for all students in elementary and middle school by the year 2014. The state mandate was strongly opposed by local school districts and teachers concerned about the financial impact of its implementation.

  • Man sought for passing bad checks in Bedford


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    On March 17, an individual passed a fraudulent traveler’s check at a local CVS pharmacy. This person is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall in his late 20s with short hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans. There may have been another individual with this subject that stayed outside.

    Suspects may have left in a burgundy or maroon four-door vehicle similar to a Nissan or Infinity.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of March 23, 2011)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Opportunity to Comment

  • Church news (week of March 23, 2011)


    Lenten worship services

  • BCSO makes arrests in Navigation Point larcenies