Local News

  • Run for the Wall

    Montvale Elementary School welcomed hundreds of bikers to the school last Thursday for a stop-over along their cross-country route to the Vietnam Memorial In Washington D.C.

        The stop at the school has become an annual event, full of meaning to both the students and the riders. The bikers were making their final leg of the Run for the Wall, an effort that has now been observed for two decades.

  • Memorial Day weekend kicks off boating season with accident at SML

    A Bedford woman was injured in a boating accident Sunday at Smith Mountain Lake, one of two incidents reported over the holiday weekend by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

        According to Lt. Tony Fisher of DGIF, Sunday’s accident involved a pontoon boat that was traveling near channel marker R27A, in the Roanoke River portion of the Lake near Bridgewater Marina, and a personal watercraft that was traveling the other direction. The PWC struck the pontoon boat in the right front as it was crossing in front, Fisher said.

  • Bedford documentary to be shown at Capitol

    Senator Mark Warner has announced that a documentary on Bedford’s role in D-Day will be shown in a special Capital Hill screening on June 2.

  • Two charged in credit card scam

        Two Florida residents have been charged with having stolen credit card numbers and using them at Wal-Mart this month.

        On May 14, a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office states that the department was notified by a victim in Chester that his credit card number was used to make purchases at the Wal-Mart in Bedford. The victim had reported the suspicious use of his credit card account to the Colonial Heights Police Department, but wanted to make the BCSO was aware that suspects were in the area, the report stated. 

  • JROTC unit celebrates successful year

    Bedford’s JROTC unit, based at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC), celebrated a successful year with an awards ceremony Thursday night.

        The high point of the year came when the Army awarded the unit with the highest possible rating following an accreditation inspection. The inspection was carried out by inspectors from the Army Cadet Command’s 4th Brigade. This team carried out an inspection of all high school level Army JROTC in south-central Virginia.

  • Combating domestic violence

    Bedford Domestic Violence Services recently honored local law enforcement for their efforts to help domestic violence victims.

  • City makes offer on reversion to town status

    The possibility that Bedford may revert to town status is still in progress.

  • Helping seniors: Organizations honored for efforts

    The Bedford area annually honors citizens and organizations that have done a great deal to help elderly people. This year the Award of Recognition Benefactors of the Elderly (ARBE) award, presented at Elderfest, went to the Bedford Moose Lodge and Andy Dooley.


  • A winning dance

    Body Camp Elementary School held a unique fundraiser last month called Dancing with the Staff.

        It was based on the TV show Dancing with the Stars. In the Body Camp version, 5th grade students formed teams with members of the elementary school staff. The pairs worked for eight weeks on their routines, under the instruction of local dance teachers.

  • Bedford Christian Academy to close

    When this school year ends, Bedford Christian Academy will close its doors permanently.

        The Christian school, which uses a classical education approach, first began as New Covenant Schools of Bedford in the mid-1990s. It was an education outreach of New Covenant Reformed Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, which had seen success with a similar school in Lynchburg.