Today's News

  • Guilty: First degree murder

        Charles Edward Glover will spend the better part of the rest of his life—if not all of it—in prison following his guilty pleas to killing a Bedford County man last April.

        Glover, 44, of Goodview pleaded guilty to the first degree murder of Reginald Perry Bowles on April 10, 2012, at Bowles' home on Jeters Chapel Road. Glover also entered guilty pleas to using a firearm in the commission of murder and arson.

  • That's a wrap

      This past weekend's championship tilts put the exclamation point on the preps hardwoods seasons.  And while Altavista (boys) and Salem (girls and boys) brought home championship tin, that was the closest we came to seeing local glory.

  • Battleship diplomacy

      How, as Americans, do we present ourselves?

  • Youth will be served

      "Rejoice O young man, in thy youth."

  • Subjects arrested for malicious wounding

    On Thursday, March 7 Bedford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 1164 East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike for a fight in progress call.

    When they arrived, deputies found a man with a laceration to the face. The subject, identified as Carson Elkins, 45 of Bedford, described that an altercation had ensued between him and another subject, identified as Sherwood Blake, 45 of Bedford, over Blake throwing a rock at the Elkins’s vehicle.

  • Update: BCSO releases information on suspect

    Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the suspect in the photo as Michael Wayne Kidd, age 43, Bedford

    Deputies have obtained warrants for Kidd for larceny, forgery and fraud.

    On Saturday February 23, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting the larceny of several items taken from the Faith Life Baptist Church in Montvale.

  • Now is the time get leadership from the President and the Senate

    By Robert Hurt

    Each month we provide an address to the people of Virginia’s 5th District to keep you posted on the work we are doing in Washington and throughout the District. You may read our February video address below:


  • Making America more free and competitive
  • Read the Record

    By Douglas W. Rideout Jr.

        The people’s voice of concern for the future of Bedford County is documented and formulated into the Comprehensive Plan, which was tabulated by scientific surveys. In a true democracy the “voice of the people,” as expressed in the Comprehensive Plan, is carried out by the elected leaders. One major issue of concern to 95 percent of all citizens surveyed is the protection of Agricultural Lands within Bedford County.

  • Some Republicans balk at Cuccinelli

    It’s fair to say that in Virgnia we’ve never had an attorney general quite like Ken Cuccinelli.
        In a sense, Cuccinelli has made more news over the last four years than has the governor, Bob McDonnell.
        He has taken his office, which has only a few simple constitutionally-prescribed duties, and turned it into a raging tea-party front for his decidedly extreme right-wing views.