Today's News

  • Driving the Burma Road

    A bout of bad health may have saved a man’s life nearly 70 years ago.

  • Big Island Post 217 aims high

    Well, that was quick.

  • SML Lions Andrew Haley draws a crowd

    It was hard to tell the trees from the Forest.

  • Sports commentary: It's showtime!

      Another cruddy precedent has been set.

    I refer, of course, to the decision by ESPN to air a one- hour show in which LeBron James revealed the team to which he would sell his soul.  Er, services.

  • Did jury in Earnest case read journals not in evidence?

        The jury that convicted Wesley Earnest of first degree murder on April 5 may have used exhibits that were not admitted into evidence, a defense motion to set aside the verdict states. Earnest was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife Jocelyn Earnest following a two-week trial this spring.

  • Wounded warriors

        Duty with the National Guard, which included deployments to combat zones, has given Louis Alvey a personal feel for the needs of returning soldiers who were injured. An awareness of the need led him to work as a peer specialist for Virginia’s Wounded Warrior Program. Alvey works out of Lynchburg.

        Alvey served in the Guard from 2004 until the beginning of this year. His service included a deployment to Iraq and another to Kuwait.

        “We mostly did route security,” he said of his second deployment.

  • Planning for the future

        The Bedford County School Board began work on a strategic plan at a work session late last month.

        During the work session, Dr. Douglas Schuch, the county’s superintendent of schools, presented a two-page draft version of a plan. He said that he will meet with school board members this month and in August, two at a time, to get input from them as staff develops a second draft of the plan. This will be followed by a work session on Sept. 23. He expects to submit a final version for their approval in October.

  • Couple say they lost everything in fire at their Goode home

        Sam and Shirley Logwood had given their Goode home a recent facelift. The house where they lived for 39 years got new windows and new siding.

        Now, the elderly couple doesn’t have a home. The house was a total loss after a fire broke out in an electric outlet in the living room last month.

        “It burnt it all up,” commented Sam Logwood.

  • Planing commission approves gas station

        The Bedford County Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs-up to a Murphy Oil gas station in front of Wal-Mart in Bedford. The station would be on U.S. 460 on an undeveloped tract between the highway and the Wal-Mart parking lot.

  • Hearing: Veterans health care in rural areas a challenge

        The U. S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee Health Subcommittee brought a field hearing to Bedford County, Monday. Congressman Tom Perriello sits on this subcommittee. Perriello and the subcommittee’s chairman, Congressman Michael Michaud, of Maine, convened the hearing in the Bedford County Board of Supervisors chamber in the county administration building.

        This hearing came to Bedford at Perriello’s request.