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Today's News

  • BMH plays Santa

        The staff of Bedford Memorial Hospital has teamed up with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office to play Santa.

        According to Stacey Hopkins, the emergency department nursing director, the emergency department nursing staff started doing this four years ago. They wanted to do something for the community and reached out to the Sheriff’s Office for help as they knew the sheriff had been involved with this sort of effort before. That year, they gave gifts to 10 children who would have otherwise had a spartan Christmas.

  • Shop with a Cop!

        Saturday morning, 10 families and some 25 law enforcement officers descended upon the Bedford Walmart to share in Shop with a Cop.

  • Northam chooses Bedford for announcement

        Governor Ralph Northam chose the Bedford Welcome Center as the venue to announce his proposed budget initiative to bring broadband Internet service to rural areas in Virginia. The governor stopped by Bedford Friday.

        Why Bedford?

  • Cline prepares for 116th Congress

    By Congressman Ben Cline

  • The steady drumbeat of corruption

        Recent events have given us yet another title for our miserable excuse for a president. In the court filings released by the Mueller probe, he is now “individual one.”
        That’s the same “individual one” who, according to corrupt lawyer Michael Cohen, directed illegal payments to two women to keep them silent about affairs with him as he ran for president.

  • Left-wing free-for-all

        It looks like a free-for-all is shaping up for the so called “Democratic” Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

  • 26 years in the House

    By Bob Goodlatte

        In a few weeks, I will complete my service as the United States Representative for Virginia’s Sixth District. It has been the honor of my life to serve in Congress since I was elected in 1992.  I am humbled by both the trust my constituents have placed in me and the enormity of the job each time I set foot in the well of the House in the United States Capitol and prepare to cast a vote.

  • BCSO seeks help to ID suspect in theft

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a shoplifting suspect.
        On Friday November 23, a black male wearing a red hoodie and believed to be in his 40s shoplifted several items from the Quick Mart located on Moneta Road. The suspect is believed to be traveling in a black Dodge Nitro.

  • 86 year old county man facing sexual battery charges

        An 86-year-old Huddleston man is facing three aggravated sexual battery charges.
        On October 22, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of possible sex crimes. The investigation into the complaint revealed the alleged crimes occurred between 1994 and 2010.
        On December 4, Carl U. Wheeler, 86, of Huddleston was arrested and charged with three aggravated sexual battery charges. He is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without bond.

  • Bedford Memorial gets prestigious designation

        Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH) has received a prestigious nursing designation. It’s awarded by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).

        “It verifies we are committed to our nurses excelling and that they are empowered here in Bedford,” said Carolyn Hitchcock, a registered nurse and Pathway Excellence Coordinator.
        What does “empowered” mean?