Today's News

  • Patrick Henry gets new executive director

    Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation has a new executive director. Local residents had a chance to meet him at a meet and greet at their Bedford facility, located on Dickerson Mill Road, this past Saturday.

  • River wows homecoming crowd

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special correspondent

  • Domestic violence awareness is focus of October events

    October is a month dedicated to domestic violence awareness and Bedford Domestic Violence Services has a number of events planned to observe it.

  • EMS billing rates to rise

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during its meeting Monday, authorized an increase in reimbursement rates for emergency medical service transports.

        The county bills Medicare, Medicaid and third party insurance companies when an ambulance transports someone. The revenue from this is used to reimburse the rescue squads and enhance the county’s EMS system, according to Jack   Jones,   the  county’s chief of fire and rescue.

  • Liberty upends Lancers

    Consider these numbers for the following years:

    2005 - 40

    2006 - 51

  • More than 100 cats, dogs taken from Thaxton home

    Calling it one of the worst cases of animal “hoarding” they’ve seen, deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and animal rights volunteers spent most of Monday removing more than 100 cats and dogs from a home in Thaxton.

  • Stalin bust to be moved

    Change is coming to the status of the statuary at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
        And though the controversial bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will be removed from its current location, it will be put back up at a different location at the Memorial sometime in the future, according to Foundation President Robin Reed.

  • JF heads back into fray

    By Mike Forster

        Is this just what the doctor ordered?
        Jefferson Forest limped into last week’s bye weekend holding on to an 0-3 record.
        While some are panicked over the early lack of success, it is not without precedent.
        In fact, the Cavs opened the 2005 campaign by dropping three straight.
        They also went 0-3 to start the 2000 campaign.

  • Clash of the titans: Amherst at Liberty

        Oh, yeah.
        Could a better scenario unfold than that which is doing so right here in Bedford?
        The Minutemen play this Friday night in what may well shape up to be Liberty’s Game of the Century.
        Considering this century is only ten years old, that’s not hyperbole.
        And what is the cause of the excitement?
        Why, none other than the imminent arrival of the Amherst Lancers.

  • The Water Bowl: River vs. River

         Talk about your wild and wet adventures.  All this one needs is rain.
        James River heads down from Buchanan to face Staunton River this Friday, at 7 p.m.
        Last year, Staunton River prevailed, as James River became the second victim of an eventual five- game Golden Eagle win streak.
        Will history repeat?
        That will likely depend on Staunton River’s ability to thwart a highly regarded Knight attack.