Today's News

  • When is it time to hang up the keys?

        This is a touchy subject.
        I’m 65 and I’ll turn 66 in four months, assuming some liberal doesn’t shoot me before then. I understand how frightening the thought of hanging up their keys is to elderly people. It means loss of freedom as people who can’t drive are dependent on somebody else taking them any place that they can’t walk to.

  • In Congress, July 4, 1776.

        The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Judge denies bond in abduction case

        A Big Island man—facing charges of malicious wounding, abduction and strangulation—will remain in jail following a ruling during a bond hearing Friday.

        Judge James Updike denied bond to Christopher D. Walters, who is facing charges from an incident alleged to have occurred June 6.
        On June 6, a woman reported being kidnapped and assaulted by Walters and Bennie Dale Overstreet Jr, according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Bedford man sentenced for stabbing incident

        Crediting the testimony of the defendant’s victim, Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike lowered the amount of time he planned to sentence a Bedford man to serve in prison.

        Still, Dewayne Eric Simmons, 35, will spend two years of a seven-year sentence in the penitentiary, having previously pleaded guilty to abduction and malicious wounding charges.

  • Local officials address business leaders at Town Hall

        Local government and school officials addressed area business leaders at a town hall meeting, sponsored by Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, at the Welcome Center.

        Town Councilman Steve Rush spoke about the half cent increase in the meals tax, passed by Town Council a few years ago. He said it nets $135,000 per year for the town and this money finances an incentive program the town uses to encourage business property owners to improve their buildings.

  • Walker receives prestigious FAA award

        Charlie Walker, a Lake area resident, received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at a meeting of the Smith Mountain Lake Pilots Club Thursday evening.

  • Moneta woman pleads guilty to 22 felonies

        A 34-year-old Moneta woman pleaded guilty to 22 felonies—including forgery, burglary, petty larceny and credit card fraud—Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        Tiffany Marie Leonard entered the pleas, related to two separate cases that occurred last October and November. The victims included her parents as well as people she worked for as a caretaker.

  • Galindo, Mackey participate in VSCA All-Star Game

    By: Denton Day & Christian Taylor
    Sports Editor & Sports Intern

    The sun beat down on the campus of the University of Lynchburg, temperatures were flirting with triple digits but that did not stop the Virginia Soccer Coaches Association Senior Soccer Showcase from tearing the house down.

  • Liberty teaches basic and elite skills at camp

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Liberty Lady Minutemen coaching staff pulled double duty on June 25-28, hosting both a Skills Camp and an Elite Camp for current and future players.

    The Skills Camp began at 9 a.m. And finished around noon each day and consisted of rising third graders to rising seventh graders. Each day they started with warm up drills to get players familiar with basic basketball activities, such as dribbling, defense, rebounding and shooting.

  • Sports Day-ly: NBA’s wild start to Free Agency

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


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    The past four days have been a whirlwind in the NBA.NBA Free Agency officially began, which is an incredibly exciting time for the league and its fans.