Today's News

  • Tornado confirmed in county

        The National Weather Service has confirmed that wind damage in the Moneta area of Bedford County, on April 15, was caused by a tornado.
        According to Andrew Loconto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, the EF1 twister touched down at 6:10 p.m. and traveled about three-fourths of a mile, remaining on the ground for a minute.
        “It was a brief touchdown,” said Loconto.

  • Council meets with developer

        Bedford Town Council’s meeting last week consisted mostly of staff reports.
        D. W. Lawhorne, director of public works, said his department picked up 300 percent more brush than normal in March due to a strong windstorm that swept trough the area.
        Sonia Jammes, deputy town administrator, reported that recordings of Town Council meetings are now available on the town’s website.

  • Bedford teen won’t spend additional time in jail

        A Bedford teen, who previously pleaded guilty to four felonies Friday in connection with an October 2016 incident in which he stole a gun from his parents’ home and fired at several occupied vehicles, won’t spend any additional time in jail as a result of his sentence handed out Friday.

  • Moneta man arrested for mobile home burglaries

        On April 19 Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Travis L. Hall, 31, of Moneta. His arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of burglaries in the Lake Haven Mobile Home Park.
        In early March, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office started receiving calls from the owners of seasonal mobile homes reporting their homes had been burglarized and items missing. As of today, 12 mobile homes have been reported burglarized.

  • Couple faces child abuse charges

        Two people have been arrested following a welfare check conducted last Monday.
        On April 23 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assisted Bedford County Child Protective Services on the welfare check of a child on Sunnydale Court, Vinton.  While in the home investigators observed evidence of possible child abuse and the child was removed from the home, according to a release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Legion honors Congressman

        The American Legion posts of the 5th Congressional District honored Congressman Tom Garrett for being a co-sponsor of the American Legion 100th Anniversary Coin Act.

  • Local legislators look back on GA session

        “What an interesting year,” commented State Senator Steve Newman.

        Newman was speaking at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast, Tuesday. The Chamber normally holds this event in April, but there was a major item from this year’s legislative session that has not been wrapped up yet — the state’s biennial budget.

  • Hospice House benefit

        Tara Cheek knows first-hand how the Bedford Hospice House can help a caregiver.

  • Town plans to preserve venue

        The town and fans of the Bedford Community Orchestra seem to be in tune.

  • Wounded Warriors come to Bedford

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    “Life without a limb is limitless,” was printed on banners and apparel around the field at the Bedford Moose Lodge. To fans it’s a slogan but to the members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) it is a reality.