Today's News

  • Black History Month

    Childhood – When I say that I was born in Goode, VA, I mean that literally.  I was born across the railroad tracks in my grandmother’s house in February, 1970.    My mother, Verna Bryant, was an unwed high school senior.  She moved away to Philadelphia to work at the post office when I was eight months old.  I stayed under the watchful care and guidance of my grandmother, Susan Williams.

  • All presidents labor in Lincoln’s shadow

        It was great to watch the ceremonies last week commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.

        With Barack Obama’s ascension to the presidency, and his own much-noted admiration for the legacy of Lincoln, the name of the 16th president had been invoked a lot lately.

  • An African solution

        It seems two African countries have found an African solution to an African problem.

  • Ready to go

    By the time this paper hits most mailboxes in Bedford, I’ll be high above the skies en route to the Philippines as part of a medical missions team.

  • It's even sweet-a in Moneta
  • County title for River rasslers


    Last Wednesday’s county wrestling championship accomplished two things.

  • Last cookie in the tin

      The final ticks of the clock were flashed on our television screen.  The last spoonful of chili was long gone.  We watched as  the Lombardi Trophy was hoisted and some player declared he couldn’t wait to get himself to Disneyland (oh, right).

  • Swarmed

    This past week, Liberty faced two teams it is likely to see again during its upcoming post-season sojourn.

  • Conference seeks to give answers to Darwin’s theory

    Tomorrow, Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” in which he set forth his theory of evolution. To mark these dual anniversaries, Answers in Genesis is sponsoring two free national conferences to provide a biblical, science-based response to Darwin’s theory.

        The conferences are called “Answers for Darwin” and one will be held at Thomas Road Baptist Church, in Lynchburg, from Feb. 15 through 17.

  • Missing girl found; Rhode Island man arrested

    A Bedford County girl reported missing Tuesday evening is now safely back home, and a Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

        The search started when the Sheriff's Office got a call at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday from Hayden Mitchell, who lives on Evington Road. Mitchell reported seeing a young female and a young male acting suspiciously. He reported that they were walking in the direction of Campbell County and, every time they saw a car coming, they would hide in the woods. Deputies from Bedford County and Campbell County responded.