Today's News

  • Getting rid of the police is stupid

        If you’re looking for evidence that the so called “Democratic” Party is utterly irresponsible, check out the recent calls by “Democrats” to abolish ICE.

  • The first to respond

    “I actually saw the first plane aim for the building, and I knew I was going to the largest fire of my life.”

        The above statement was made by FDNY Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Pfeifer. Pfeifer, the last remaining fire chief who responded on 9/11, is now retired.

  • BCSO charges Thaxton man with rape for alleged July 5 incident

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of an alleged rape that occurred on July 5 in the Forest area of Bedford County.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the victim and alleged suspect were acquaintances. During the course of the investigation Joshua Adam Caudill, 27, of Thaxton was identified as the suspect.

  • Lynchburg man faces abduction, malicious wounding charges

        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 woman had severe injuries to her face.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the woman told investigators who had assaulted and strangled her. 

  • Craig lawsuit

        Just prior to going to trial this week an agreement was reached in the lawsuit filed in federal court by former County Director of Tourism Gerald Craig, who alleged his constitutional rights were violated when he was removed from the position.
        Craig filed the lawsuit in 2017 seeking $3 million in damages. Defendants named in the lawsuit included Bedford County, County Administrator Carl Boggess and supervisors Curry Martin, Bill Thomasson and Steve Wilkerson. Martin and Wilkerson no longer serve on the board.

  • Whitehurst files charges with EEOC

        Dr Cherie Whithurst has filed charges against Bedford County Public Schools with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that she was the victim of discrimination on account of her sex.

  • Cutler: 'I thought I had seen everything'

        The Bedford County School Board heard from Jim Cutler, Dr. Cherie Whitehurst’s father, during Thursday night’s meeting. He spoke about the demotion the school board voted to give his daughter at its previous meeting.
        Cutler taught in Bedford County Public Schools for 45 years. He was Liberty High School’s head baseball coach for 40 years. In 2001, Cutler was inducted into the Virginia High School League’s hall of fame.

  • Gunter rules Gordon is county resident; Snow wins GOP firehouse primary

        How many names will be on the ballot, in November, in the election for Bedford County treasurer?

        It depends on what Amy Gordon decides to do. Gordon lost a Republican firehouse primary, Thursday night, but she may still be on the ballot. She had qualified for the ballot, earlier, as an independent and County Registrar Barbara Gunter said she still remains qualified.

  • 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.

  • Softball: Hensley shines in All-Star game

    Liberty’s Rebecca Hensley traveled to Hampton, Virginia on Wednesday July 11 to take part in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Softball game.

    Hensley represented the West team in the contest. The East team defeated the West team 13-4.

    Despite the loss the former Lady Minutemen drove in two of the West’s four runs on the afternoon.

    Hensley will play at Roanoke College next season.