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Local News

  • Area preps for hurricane

        The Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue, and other departments and agencies in the town and county, are focused on preparation efforts for the pending effects of Hurricane Florence.
        The hurricane is expected  to bring heavy rains and wind through the area beginning on Friday, Sept. 14 and hovering for several days.

  • Providing food for others

        A modest metal building next to a farm field in Big Island is the national headquarters of a ministry that salvages massive amounts of fresh produce that would have otherwise gone to waste.

  • Weather forces cancellation of SML Walk to End Poverty

    To all SML Walk to End Poverty participants & supporters,

    The Lake Christian Ministries’ 2018 SML Walk to End Poverty, scheduled for Saturday, September 15, has been cancelled. We have been notified that the State of VA has issued a closure for the SML State Park this weekend due to the anticipated severe storm, and with the forecast for flooding rains and possible strong winds, we do not want to risk the safety of our walkers and volunteers by attempting to hold the walk at an alternate location.

  • Boys with a Dream hold Prayer Vigil

        For law enforcement members and first responders, it means the world to them to have the backing of the local community.

  • Altavista woman helped with rescue

        This past week Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify an unknown female who assisted Cpl. Sonny Daniels in the life saving efforts of a child at Smith Mountain Lake.
        Brandi Hudson, of Altavista, teamed up with Cpl. Daniels and together saved this child’s life. After the child responded Hudson, who is a surgical nurse and a mother of three children, left the area without giving her name.

  • LU to refurbish D-Day display

        The L-3 “Grasshopper” that has been on display at the National D-Day Memorial was in need of some work. The fabric-skinned little airplane has been exposed to the elements for nearly 18 years.

  • Right place, right time

        To a certain extent, police officers are never really off duty.

        Even when they are officially off duty, they respond immediately if they see something happening in front of them. That’s what happened, Sunday, when Corporal Sonny Daniels, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, was enjoying some time off at Smith Mountain Lake at the state park’s beach.
        “I heard a lady scream,” he said.

  • Raintree holds community day event

        Raintree Village Apartments held its fourth annual community day Friday. 

  • Area youth enjoy Cop Camp

        This year’s Cop Camp included notices advising people not to be alarmed if they heard explosions behind Bedford Middle School.

        That’s because, as always, Cop Camp included a demonstration on Tuesday and Wednesday morning of explosives by the Virginia State Police bomb disposal unit.

  • Police looking for man accused of assaulting woman

    On Wednesday, July 11, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bedford Memorial Hospital advising a woman was being treated in their emergency room.