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Today's News

  • Soccer: Lady Minutemen enter tough final stretch

    Delaney Snead put three goals in Amherst County’s net and Sammie Massey scored the team’s fourth on Tuesday May 1 to lead Liberty to a 4-0 win.
        

    Snead has been the standout for the Lady Minutemen this season, at times being nothing short of unstoppable when the ball is in her possession.
        

  • Herbs are superb for the garden

    By Sue Becker
    Bedford Extension Master Gardener

        Herbs are terrific plants to grow, even for gardeners with the blackest of thumbs.  They are generally tough, and if planted in the right place, can often provide lasting enjoyment throughout the years.

  • Time to curb America’s gun madness

        Given the political upheaval after the Florida school shooting, there is reason to hope that the gun madness in this culture might be on its last legs.
        First, we’ll need this fall’s blue wave of Democratic victories to take back the House, and maybe even the U.S. Senate. As long as too many Republicans both support the gun-worship agenda, and live in fear of an NRA-sponsored primary challenge, they won’t budge.

  • I finally got a rise out of him

        I love to needle liberals! It’s so easy as most of them have that combination of self-righteousness and anger that makes them easy to antagonize. I often do this on Facebook. I have some liberal Facebook friends and I sometimes jump in on one of their threads, make a comment and watch the fun as their angry friends go ballistic. Replies that I have received have included obscenities and personal threats.

  • The Bible

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12

        GQ magazine recently named the Bible as one of the “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read Before You Die.”
        To quote cartoonist Billy De Beck, “horsefeathers.” Or to expound on that phrase—rubbish, pure nonsense.

  • 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.