Today's News



    Life has some interesting twists and turns . . . and nowhere was that more evident than Thursday night at the DYB State Tournament in Forest.

  • Bedford Metro Shelled by Rustburg 16-3, But Still Alive in Tournament

    Bedford Metro, which was undefeated thus far in the DYA 9-to-10 year-old tournament, came with they could finish the evening with a state championship, but were down 8-0 to Rustburg by the second inning.

    Rustburg continued to batter the Metro All-Stars leading 12-0 in the bottom of the fourth until Bedford began a comeback scoring three in the fifth inning.

    It was too little, too late, however, as Rustburg answered with four more runs in the top of the fifth inning to seal the win.

  • Horse, hound and camels?

        The annual Horse and Hound Wine Festival filled a pasture at Johnson’s Orchard with adults, children and dogs on a hot, humid Saturday afternoon.

  • Council honors Rev. Henderson

        Bedford Town Council honored the Rev. Henry Henderson last week. The Rev. Henderson has been pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church for 50 years.

        The proclamation that Mayor Steve Rush read mentioned Rev. Henderson’s accomplishments over the years. He had a radio ministry on WBLT and was a leader in the work to establish the Shepherd’s Table. He counseled youth and adults as part of the Prison Ministry Team.

  • Raintree holds Community Day event

        Raintree Apartments held its annual Community Day on Friday.

  • Battle of the Bands

        A new event kicked off this month to help showcase local musicians.

        The Central Virginia Business Coalition (CVBC) has introduced Battle of the Bands to Bedford, a three-round event taking place at Liberty Lake Park.
        The winner of each round will attend Centerfest to play on the main stage in the Final Battle.  

  • AARP Community Challenge Grant Awarded to Town of Bedford


  • Lawsuit filed against county, Jones

    A $10 million lawsuit has been filed against Bedford County and its fire and rescue chief by the female victim of a case involving Larry Hawkins, a former paid paramedic with Bedford County Fire and Rescue who is now serving three years in prison for relationships he had with two 17-year-old girls.

  • Work at FMS on schedule

        The Bedford County School Board got an update Thursday on work at Forest Middle School from Chris Burge.
        Burge works for Skanska which is serving as the owner’s representative for the project to make sure the construction company is doing what it’s supposed to do.
        “I’m on the site every day,” Burge said.
        Burge said site work started in June. The building pad is done and work on storm lines has started.

  • County’s Treasurer’s Office achieves accreditation

        The Bedford County Treasurer’s office recently received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV).
        The certification was presented to Treasurer Kim Snow on June 14 as part of the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia’s annual conference in Arlington.