Today's News

  • Breaking: Investigation focuses on Hardy fire chief

    The volunteer fire chief of the Hardy Volunteer Fire Company is being investigated by the Virginia State Police for the possible mismanagement of department funds.


  • Hopes dashed in final quarter


  • The lack o' the Irish

      As you nibble on your corned beef and cabbage while sipping your green beer this St. Patty’s Day, reflect on this oxymoron:  Irish athletes.

  • Liberty gets good fan support at States

      The Liberty student body was able to mobilize in time to provide solid support to the Minutemen in their Richmond quest.

  • Commonwealth Cubbies

      Virginia is to major college football and basketball what Wrigley Field is to Major League Baseball:  Lovely places without championship hardware.

  • A new beginning

    For Kevin and Phyllis Dellis, last week marked a new beginning.

        In the early morning hours of this past Christmas Eve, Phyllis woke up to find flames in the home. “I didn’t smell any smoke,” she said. “It was foggy...The good Lord woke me up.”

  • Ceremony honors deputies, volunteers

    Sheriff Mike Brown believes that a sheriff is only as good as the people who work for him.

        “Y’all make me look good,” he said to a gathering of deputies and volunteers.

  • VDOT funds cut to this area; no money for unpaved roads

        Debbie Shinestine, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Bedford Residency Staff Engineer, and County Administrator Kathleen Guzi were bearers of bad news Monday night.

        “There is absolutely no money in the next six years for unpaved roads,” Guzi told the supervisors.

  • The write stuff

        Although all county elementary schools participated in the Young Authors contest, Body Camp Elementary did something different.

        Brenda Dooley, the school’s reading coach, found a company that offered a kit that allowed winning stories to be turned into a bound book. Dooley took the children’s manuscripts and typed them leaving room for artwork. The children then drew pictures to illustrate their books. This took a good bit of time, but Dooley feels it was worth it and hopes to do it again next year.

  • Benjamin’s opens at the Lake

        Two old friends have joined up to bring a new food experience to Smith Mountain Lake.

        Benjamin McGehee and Matt White, owner of Mariner’s Landing, have been friends for 30 years, ever since they played Little League baseball together. When White needed somebody to take over the food service at The Pointe at Mariner’s Landing, he thought of McGehee. McGehee started Benjamin’s Great Cows and Crabs in Forest several years ago.

        “His reputation precedes him,” White commented.