Local News

  • Bedford man reported missing


  • New D-Day book looks at how war affected families

        Alex Kershaw’s book “The Bedford Boys” details the men of Bedford’s A Company from their days drilling in the basement of the courthouse to the death of so many on Omaha Beach on D-Day.  

  • Students at the Fair

        Children from nine of Bedford County’s elementary schools came to the Bedford County Fair, Friday.

  • Centra President & CEO E.W Tibbs, Announces Resignation


    Centra will soon begin a search for a new president and chief executive officer after E.W. Tibbs tendered his resignation to the Centra Board of Directors on Thursday, September 27th. A Bedford native, E.W. became President and CEO of Centra in April 2013.

  • Rain Saturday night causes some flooding in area

    Nobody saw a man with a large boat full of animals float by, but people in the Bedford area certainly saw massive amounts of rain over the weekend.
        According to Ben Gruver, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, the Stewartsville and Chamblissburg sections of the county got the heaviest rainfall Saturday night. Stewartsville received six inches of rain and Chambilssburg saw 5.25 inches. Five inches of rain fell in Bedford.

  • Centerfest ‘18

        The weather was great and the crowd even better as thousands showed up Saturday to Bedford for its annual Centerfest celebration.
        Several new attractions helped keep the event fresh for festival-goers and reviews from those attending were good.
        This is the first year Centerfest has been run by the Retail Merchants Association and it didn’t miss a beat.

  • County Fair begins Thursday

        The Bedford County Fair will be back this week for its fourth year.

        The event reappeared after a 40 year gap when Curry Martin made his Glenwood property available for the event. Joy Powers, who is heading up the team that puts on the fair, said they are expecting 25,000 people this year. This is based on attendance from the past.
        She said turnout has proved that the public wants this fair.
        “Every year we have seen attendance grow significantly,” she said.

  • Youth deer hunt provides intro to hunting

        The last weekend of September is designated by the state as a time to introduce youth to deer hunting. It’s just before deer season starts, so there are no adult hunters in the woods.
        In Bedford County, local hunter safety instructors will hold a youth deer hunt at Kennedy’s Orchard on Sept. 29. Vernie Kennedy, who owns the 288 acre tract of land, which has been in his family since 1813, is a long-time firearms and hunter safety instructor.

  • Centerfest is Saturday!

        Bedford’s showcase event, Centerfest, will be held this Saturday, Sept. 22, kicking off festival season throughout the county.
        There will plenty for all to enjoy at this family event.
        Centerfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring two entertainment stages, a Kids Zone, food galore and some 120 artisans and vendors.

  • Update on River Oak Drive murder investigation; suspects arrested

    On Monday evening September 10, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Nadia La-sha McDaniel, 21. She is presently charged with breaking and entering, while armed with a firearm, with the intent to commit robbery.
    This charge stems from the homicide of Aaron Brumfield in Bedford County on Friday September 7. She is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without bond. Additional charges against McDaniel are possible as the investigation continues.