Today's News

  • Thaxton man carries on old country tradition

        Donald Phillips, of Thaxton, keeps an old country tradition alive. He plants two rows of broom corn in his garden and makes old-fashioned brooms from it.

  • New career for Bedford native

        Robert A. (Tony) Dill is coming up on the first anniversary of a new career.

  • County participates in earthquake drill

        If you happened to be inside a Bedford County building last Thursday around 9:15 a.m. you probably saw employees crawling under their desks.

        In fact, the goal, had you been there, was to have you take cover as well.
        The county employees were participating in The Great SouthEast Shake Out, an Earthquake Preparedness Drill.

  • Life-altering blast

        Esmond Eugene Cocke, who lives north of Bedford, was living on a 400-acre farm where his father was a share-cropper, raising corn, cattle and pigs, when Uncle Sam sent him a written invitation to participate in World War II.

        It was 1943; Cocke was 18.
        “They gave me a choice when I went in,” he said. It would be a life-altering decision.

  • A case of mistaken identity

        The Evington man arrested last week for allegedly approaching a girl at a school bus stop has been released by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office after further investigation revealed he wasn’t the man who talked with the girl.
        It was a case of mistaken identity, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
        A different man was identified as the one who actually approached the girl and he isn’t facing any charges, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the BCSO.

  • Reed steps down

        Robin Reed’s tenure as Foundation president lasted just over two years.

        On Friday, Sept. 28, the Board of Directors of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation accepted Reed’s resignation. Reed, who joined the Foundation in June 2010, stated that he would be pursuing other opportunities.

  • Neudofer resigns

        In a surprise move, Chuck Neudorfer, District 2 supervisor and board of supervisors chairman, resigned near the end of a board meeting, Tuesday night, and left before the meeting ended.
        The action followed his fellow supervisors’ refusal to ratify his appointment of William Piatt to the District 2 slot on the planning commission. That slot came open due to Lynn Barnes’ resignation last month.

  • Holly, jolly volley

      At long last.

  • Sports commentary: Rebels without a cause

      They are here.

  • Big game: Liberty heads to JF Friday night

      Liberty will head to Jefferson Forest's Sabre Stadium on Friday night with plenty on the line.