Today's News

  • YMCA program serves 100 children

    By Mary Jo Boone
    Bedford Area Family YMCA

        The Bedford Area Family YMCA, in collaboration with Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School as well as with YMCA of the USA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are providing the Summer Power Scholar Academy for the second year in a row.

  • Martins volunteer at The Greenbrier

    Debby and Danny Martin have walked The Greenbrier with some of the world’s best golfers.

        Since the resort started hosting a PGA tour event in 2010, they have served as volunteers during the week. The Bedford couple was there again this week, navigating the course as an official walking scorer (Danny) and a Standard Bearer (Debby).
        Danny’s job is to record each shot taken by the golfers during the round and Debby carries the scoreboard to inform spectators of the golfers’ scores in their group.

  • Restoring a piece of history

    A Forest realtor, Martin Donovan, is in the process of bringing Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church back to life.
        Ultimately he hopes to see the church have a pastor and congregation, although it won’t have United Methodist in its name anymore. It will be Mt. Carmel Church.
        The United Methodist Church sold the old church, which sits at the T-intersection of Perrowville Road and Coffee Road, to Donovan. Donovan said he heard the United Methodist Church was selling the building and bought it.

  • Silver Notes

        The group calls itself “Silver Notes” and it’s sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation. 

        Members of the group, all retirees, came up with the name because that’s the color of their hair. The group has been singing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2009.
        “Gail and I started it,” said Alana Obenchain.
        Gail is Gail St. Clair, one of the group’s members.

  • Board starts looking for replacement for Boggess

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began the process to find a replacement for County Administrator Carl Boggess, who will retire at the end of the year. 
        After a lengthy closed session, the supervisors voted to hire Novak Consulting Group, an executive search firm, to find Boggess’ replacement.

  • Search for missing boy has sad ending

         It was a sad end to the search for a 2-year-old missing child Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials confirmed that divers had located the missing boy’s body around 1 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake.
        The body of August Farley was found at 12:55 p.m. near a dock at the Lake. The family is from Texas and has been renting a home at the Lake. The ending was not what the more than 150 first responders had hoped for who participated in the search and many were visibly upset after learning of the outcome.

  • Moneta man indicted, arrested

        On October 6, 2017, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible abuse case involving a child.
        After investigating the complaint Sheriff’s investigators arrested Tony Stewart Phillips of Moneta on October 31, 2017, and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a child. 

  • Frank Reich to speak at SMLCA Camp

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich will be joining the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Basketball Camp on Tuesday July 17 at 11:30 a.m.

  • 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. 

  • The good times ain’t over for good

    By Pernie Forehand

        Boy, am I irritated. 
        You would think I’d be so ecstatic in this wonderful week celebrating our wonderful nation’s birthday, about six months between two wonderful Christmases celebrating our Lord Jesus Chris’s birth (or Xmas = X marks the Cross of Christ our Blessed Beloved – Ebenezer UMC will celebrate on July 25 at its regular Wed 6-7:30 pm Potluck and Bible Study!).