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Today's News

  • Historic storm buries area in snow

        The snow storm that buried the Bedford area in white, Sunday, was historic.

        According to Ben Gruver, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, the Dec. 9 storm marked the earliest in the season this area has been nailed by a storm this size.
        “It’s kind of historic in that regard,” Gruver said.

  • Bedford Memorial gets prestigious designation

        Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH) has received a prestigious nursing designation. It’s awarded by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).

        “It verifies we are committed to our nurses excelling and that they are empowered here in Bedford,” said Carolyn Hitchcock, a registered nurse and Pathway Excellence Coordinator.
        What does “empowered” mean?

  • The love of his life

        Moneta resident Bob Vandelinde has written another book and this one is different from his others.

         In the past, he has written about combat veterans. This book, “My Precious Jean Ella,” is a tribute to his late wife. Their marriage began on March 6, 1952 and ended when death parted them on June 21, 2017.

  • Local ministry is shutting down Dec. 31

        Rwandan Hugs, a local non-profit headed by Nancy Strachan, is calling it quits.

        The organization will cease operations on Dec. 31. Rwandan Hugs has worked to provide a hand up to the people of the land-locked nation of Rwanda in East Africa.
        Strachan got accidentally drawn into this ministry.
        “I got involved in it very naively,” Strachan said.

  • 86 year old county man facing sexual battery charges

        An 86-year-old Huddleston man is facing three aggravated sexual battery charges.
        On October 22, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of possible sex crimes. The investigation into the complaint revealed the alleged crimes occurred between 1994 and 2010.
        On December 4, Carl U. Wheeler, 86, of Huddleston was arrested and charged with three aggravated sexual battery charges. He is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without bond.

  • Cline prepares for 116th Congress

    By Congressman Ben Cline

  • The steady drumbeat of corruption

        Recent events have given us yet another title for our miserable excuse for a president. In the court filings released by the Mueller probe, he is now “individual one.”
        That’s the same “individual one” who, according to corrupt lawyer Michael Cohen, directed illegal payments to two women to keep them silent about affairs with him as he ran for president.

  • Left-wing free-for-all

        It looks like a free-for-all is shaping up for the so called “Democratic” Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

  • 26 years in the House

    By Bob Goodlatte

        In a few weeks, I will complete my service as the United States Representative for Virginia’s Sixth District. It has been the honor of my life to serve in Congress since I was elected in 1992.  I am humbled by both the trust my constituents have placed in me and the enormity of the job each time I set foot in the well of the House in the United States Capitol and prepare to cast a vote.

  • BCSO seeks help to ID suspect in theft

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect.
        On Friday November 23, a black male wearing a red hoodie and believed to be in his 40s shoplifted several items from the Quick Mart located on Moneta Road. The suspect is believed to be traveling in a black Dodge Nitro.