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Today's News

  • BCSO warns of scam

        Over the last couple days, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of calls from the public reporting they had received a threatening call for a person who claims they are with the IRS.
        The imposter threatens that if they don’t pay their unpaid taxes or return their call, law enforcement will get involved. This is a scam, the Sheriff’s Office warns.

  • 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.

  • Land use issues

        Land use issues dominated the Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night.
        The first was a request  by Everett Road Investments to rezone 52 acres of a 92 acre tract on Everett Road, in Forest, from AR (agricultural residential) to R-1 (single family residential). According to Jordan Mitchell, the county planner who presented the request, the developer intends to build 50 single family houses on the land.

  • Land use issues

        Land use issues dominated the Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night.
        The first was a request  by Everett Road Investments to rezone 52 acres of a 92 acre tract on Everett Road, in Forest, from AR (agricultural residential) to R-1 (single family residential). According to Jordan Mitchell, the county planner who presented the request, the developer intends to build 50 single family houses on the land.

  • 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.

  • Unusual and horrendous crime

        Lisandro Antonio Posada-Vasquez, 25, pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to murdering a Lynchburg teen in Bedford County.

        Posada-Vasquez is one of five defendants who have been arrested for the March 2017 murder of Raymond Wood.
        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance described the killing as an “unusual and horrendous crime for Bedford County.”

  • High School Schedule: September 26-October 2

    Wednesday September 26

    Cheer

    Jefferson Forest @ Stuarts Draft, Time TBA

    Cross Country

    Jefferson Forest & Liberty
     vs. Amherst County, 5 p.m.
    @ Sweet Briar College

    Thursday September 27

    Volleyball

    Staunton River @ William Byrd,
    7 p.m.

    Jefferson Forest @ Liberty, 7 p.m.

    Friday September 28

  • High School Scoreboard: September 18-24

    Tuesday September 18

    Volleyball

    Lord Botetourt 3, Staunton River
    (8-25, 8-25, 8-25)
    (SR) Abbie Dillon: 2 kills, 16 assits, 8 digs
    (SR) Audrey Barnes: 2 kills, 3 digs
    (SR) Jaelyn Ferguson: 2 kills, 2 digs

    E.C. Glass 3, Liberty 0
    (26-28, 17-25, 21-25)
    (LHS) Maria Young: 15 kills
    (LHS) Katherine Thompson: 6 kills, 3 blocks
    (LHS) Rieley Taylor: 10 digs
    (LHS) Kendra Ayers: 24 assists

  • Volleyball: Lady Cavs ride five consecutive wins

    After starting 2-3 the Jefferson Forest volleyball team rattled off five consecutive wins, four of which were district wins, to bolster their record to 7-3 before falling to Blacksburg (12-25, 19-25, 20-25) on Monday, September 24.