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Today's News

  • Gunter rules Gordon is county resident; Snow wins GOP firehouse primary

        How many names will be on the ballot, in November, in the election for Bedford County treasurer?

        It depends on what Amy Gordon decides to do. Gordon lost a Republican firehouse primary, Thursday night, but she may still be on the ballot. She had qualified for the ballot, earlier, as an independent and County Registrar Barbara Gunter said she still remains qualified.

  • A visit to Normandy

        Bobby Dinwiddie Jr., was watching a live stream of events from Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 2016, commemorating the 1941 Japanese attack on the ships of our Pacific Fleet, when the urge to do something he had long wanted to do came over him. It wasn’t a trip to Pearl Harbor or any place in the Pacific.

        “I said, ‘I’ve got to go to Normandy’,” Dinwiddie explained.

  • Restoring a piece of history

    A Forest realtor, Martin Donovan, is in the process of bringing Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church back to life.
        Ultimately he hopes to see the church have a pastor and congregation, although it won’t have United Methodist in its name anymore. It will be Mt. Carmel Church.
        The United Methodist Church sold the old church, which sits at the T-intersection of Perrowville Road and Coffee Road, to Donovan. Donovan said he heard the United Methodist Church was selling the building and bought it.

  • Area youth enjoy Cop Camp

        This year’s Cop Camp included notices advising people not to be alarmed if they heard explosions behind Bedford Middle School.

        That’s because, as always, Cop Camp included a demonstration on Tuesday and Wednesday morning of explosives by the Virginia State Police bomb disposal unit.

  • Cutler: 'I thought I had seen everything'

        The Bedford County School Board heard from Jim Cutler, Dr. Cherie Whitehurst’s father, during Thursday night’s meeting. He spoke about the demotion the school board voted to give his daughter at its previous meeting.
        Cutler taught in Bedford County Public Schools for 45 years. He was Liberty High School’s head baseball coach for 40 years. In 2001, Cutler was inducted into the Virginia High School League’s hall of fame.

  • Whitehurst files charges with EEOC

        Dr Cherie Whithurst has filed charges against Bedford County Public Schools with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that she was the victim of discrimination on account of her sex.

  • Craig lawsuit

        Just prior to going to trial this week an agreement was reached in the lawsuit filed in federal court by former County Director of Tourism Gerald Craig, who alleged his constitutional rights were violated when he was removed from the position.
        Craig filed the lawsuit in 2017 seeking $3 million in damages. Defendants named in the lawsuit included Bedford County, County Administrator Carl Boggess and supervisors Curry Martin, Bill Thomasson and Steve Wilkerson. Martin and Wilkerson no longer serve on the board.

  • Lynchburg man faces abduction, malicious wounding charges

        On Wednesday, July 11, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bedford Memorial Hospital advising a woman was being treated in their emergency room. 
        The woman had severe injuries to her face.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the woman told investigators who had assaulted and strangled her. 

  • BCSO charges Thaxton man with rape for alleged July 5 incident

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of an alleged rape that occurred on July 5 in the Forest area of Bedford County.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the victim and alleged suspect were acquaintances. During the course of the investigation Joshua Adam Caudill, 27, of Thaxton was identified as the suspect.

  • Where’s the civility on the right?

        Poor, pitiful Sarah Huckabee Sanders. After a long, hard day of lying for Donald Trump, she just wanted a decent meal. Alas, she was frustrated by “rude liberals” who need to learn something about civility.
        This is what we’re being told, anyway, by people who always seem to find a way to defend, rationalize and justify this horrific regime in the Oval Office.