Today's News

  • Dry weather didn’t help farms; Fall Festival is this Saturday

        It’s been dry a dry summer, but it could have been worse. P. W. Morgan, a Huddleston farmer still ended up with a green corn maze and plenty of pumpkins in his pumpkin patch.

        Morgan, like many area farmers takes steps to bring the public out to the farm. He has a corn maze every year and a pumpkin patch, selling pumpkins directly to the public. People can either pick their own in the pumpkin patch, or buy them already picked.

  • LHS student killed in crash

        Several hundred Liberty High School students and staff showed up at school Monday dressed in camouflage in tribute to a student from the school who was killed in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
        The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into the crash that occurred around 12:15 a.m. on U.S. 460 just east of Route 898 in the Montvale area.

  • County man charged with stabbing wife

    A Bedford County man has been charged with stabbing his wife Thursday night.

    At 8:22 p.m. Thursday, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Wheatland Road after receiving a call from a female reporting a domestic dispute at the address.

  • 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.