Today's News

  • We need to change minds

        As a solidly pro-life person, I resent have taxpayer money used to fund something that I believe is legalized infanticide.
        None of us pay taxes voluntarily. The government uses its coercive power to take tax money from us. Using money that I have no choice but to turn over to the government to support abortion providers means I’m being forced by my government to support something that I believe is evil.  

  • A house divided

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        A humble carpenter’s son warned us that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”  In an era of deep division within our country, we need some unifying perspective.  Two family writings may provide this perspective.

  • Cop Camp draws more than 150 youth

        Bedford’s annual Cop Camp wrapped up Friday with more than 150 youth attending.

  • Arthur’s undergoing renovation

    Jim Messier, owner of Arthur’s Jewelry, as well as the building that houses it, is doing a renovation of his store’s interior and, when he’s done, he’s leaving the original brick work exposed at one point.

        He’s stripped that section of wall down to the brick and will leave it and some of the original old growth heart of pine flooring visible.

  • County names new head of nursing home

        Effective August 2, Paul Poff becomes the nursing home administrator in Bedford County.
        Poff brings several years of administrator experience from facilities around the region such as Autumn Care of Altavista, Curis/Accordius Health Roanoke, and Heritage Hall in Blacksburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and Leadership     from Bluefield College. He began his medical career as a licensed physical therapist and those experiences have served him well as his career progressed.

  • Bedford Farmers’ Market under new direction

        Bedford’s Farmers’ Market is now under new management and the new managers are farmers.

        Steven and Erika McFaden took over at the end of June. The McFadens own Oslin Creek livestock and sell meat at the market in Bedford and in Forest. They are assisted by their children, Matthias, 15, until school starts and Delaney, 18, until she heads off to college at the University of Maine.

  • Old bank now houses restaurant

        The old First National Exchange Bank building, next to the Burks-Scott Building, now hosts a restaurant.

        The Blue Lady moved from its former home, a historic house on West Main Street to the old bank on April 1. According to Jai Ippolito, the restaurant’s owner, it is one of only two restaurants in Virginia that are in former banks.

  • Pride and Spirit of Bedford

        Bedford Mayor Steve Rush was on hand at the Bedford Boys Tribute Center to issue a proclamation declaring July 17 to be Pride and Spirit of Bedford Day.

        This was done to permanently memorialize July 17, 1944, the day the telegrams began to come in informing local families that their sons had been killed on D-Day.

  • Special delivery

        It was an emotional tribute.

  • Passing the torch

        Bill Sisk doesn’t like publicity.

        But last Friday he found himself the center of attention at the National D-Day Memorial as part of a video being shot that would be used at the opening ceremonies of the State Games of America held in Lynchburg this past week.
        Sisk, a Lynchburg native, landed on Utah Beach on D-Day at the age of 18 with the 90th division. He would turn 19 years old three days later, while fighting in the Normandy campaign.