Today's News

  • A Mythiopian society

    By James F. Burns

        In the land of Mythiopia, each day an artist painted a colorful rainbow on a new canvas delivered that morning.  The artist sold each painting at day’s end, donating part of the proceeds for the purchase of tickets so that Mythiopians might attend that night’s concert.  In turn, their talented musician used part of the ticket sales to buy a fresh canvas for the artist to use the next day.

  • Celebrating Amtrak’s return to Roanoke

    By Barrett F. (Bart) Warner
    Town Manager
    Town of Bedford

        Congratulations are in order for everyone who made it possible for passenger rail service to return to Roanoke after a 38-year hiatus. In the late 1800’s, rail helped transform the sleepy hamlet of “Big Lick” into the thriving city of Roanoke. The return of passenger rail promises to deliver substantial economic development benefits and additional travel options throughout Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and beyond.

  • Conservatives fear strong women

        In a recent interview after the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Hillary Clinton talked about how rampant sexual harassment has always been.
        As with the epidemic of husbands beating their wives, there was a time when social pressures kept women quiet on these subjects. But no more, and that’s definitely progress. Weinstein is getting his goose cooked, just as he deserves, the same way those “Fox News” icons Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly deserved.

  • Military exercises are defensive

        While most U. S. news media has focused on North Korea, Donald Trump and, most recently Harvey Weinstein, there have been a number of news stories about big Russian military exercises.

  • Apple Valley 5k gearing up to support Bedford Hospice House

        Back in 1998 Theresa Boyes approached Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchards, with the idea of starting a race at his orchard. Three weeks later the first race was held with 38 people in attendance.
        Boyes has been the race director of the Apple Valley 5k cross country race ever since.

  • Goodview man faces rape charge

        On May 31, 2017, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigator took a complaint from a female reporting she had been raped.
        The victim stated that she was visiting a friend in Stewartsville on April 25, 2017. She said she had been drinking alcohol and had gone to bed in the guest room. She said when she woke up, her friend’s boyfriend, Brian Riggs, was having sex with her against her will.

  • Bedford man faces charges for incident at Pinecrest Apartments

    A 21-year-old Bedford man has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with an incident that occurred Oct. 14 at Pinecrest Apartments.
        Demonte Treon Bryant has been charged with strangling another causing wounding or injury, misdemeanor assault and battery; breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony; and abduction and kidnapping.

  • Board wants to rename portion of VA 221 after Putney

        At the end of Monday night’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting came action on the supervisors legislative priorities, their wish list for what they would like to see the coming General Assembly session take action on.

  • Nance honored by Farm Bureau

        Bedford County’s Farm Bureau honored Bill Nance with its distinguished service award this year at its annual dinner meeting.

        Born and raised in Bedford County, Nance has been involved in farm work since his teens when he was a student at Moneta High School. He worked for a local farmer before and after school.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        About 125 people gathered, Saturday evening, in the Forest Recreation Center for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        The evening’s program began with comments by Robert Carson, the Bedford Branch’s president, who noted that there have been a number of bright points in the midst of trouble this year.
        “God is still in control,” he said.