Today's News

  • A "Beacon" of light

      Give credit where credit is due.

  • Accident blocks Va. 24

    Both lanes of Va. 24 (Stewartsville Road) were closed this afternoon at the 13800 block due to a single car accident. This is east of Stewartsville Elementary School. Traffic was being re-routed around the accident, which occurred early this afternoon, around 1:20 p.m., near Creekbed Drive. The single-vehicle accident has apparently claimed the life of one person, according to reports. The car, which appeared to be traveling west on Va. 24, ended up on the side of the road on its top. No further information on the accident was immediately available.

  • Time to come together to get Fifth District Virginians back to work

    As I travel the 5th District, it is clear that the policies handed down from Washington have very real and very negative impacts on small businesses, families, and individuals throughout our district. There is perhaps no more visible indication of the impact these policies have than the unemployment report released by the Department of Labor each month.


  • Ensuring a better America for future generations

    If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve likely heard about the impending “fiscal cliff.” The so-called fiscal cliff is Washington-speak for significant tax increases and automatic spending cuts set to go into effect in 2013 if no other action is taken. As negotiations between Congress and the White House continue, it is clear that we cannot address the fiscal crisis and looming tax hikes without addressing the root of the problem – spending and debt.

  • Paying homage to Hillary Clinton

    Right now, no one wants to think much about the 2016 presidential race. But to the extent that it is discussed, one name always pops up: Hillary Clinton.
        Most Democrats believe that Hillary could more or less have the nomination for asking if she chooses to run. But that’s a long way off, and if she never seeks another office or another government post, it’s time to honor this incredible American woman.

  • Call Obama’s bluff this time

  • Former Kroger employee receives suspended sentence

        An Evington woman, who pleaded guilty in September to 15 counts of embezzlement while working at Kroger, received a suspended sentence in the case during a hearing Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        All eight felony counts were dropped against Jennifer Elaine Johns; she was only found guilty of seven misdemeanor counts. She received six months on each conviction, for a total of 42 months, all of which was suspended.

  • Update: Arrests made in Nativity scene theft

    Bedford County deputies have arrested and charged three adults and two juveniles for their involvement in the theft of figures from the Shiloh United Methodist Church nativity scene.

    John Killgo, 19 of Forest, Scott Cooley, 19 of Forest, and Matthew Barringer, 19, of Forest, are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage, trespassing on church property after dark and  two counts of contributing to a minor.

  • Supervisors update Bedford County Code

    Fortune tellers will no longer be taxed by Bedford County, but those of you writing the county a bad check will face higher fees.
        Those and other changes were part of an effort Monday to update the Bedford County Code.
        A number of items needed updating, according to County Attorney Carl Boggess and the board of supervisors unanimously adopted those changes at their Monday night regular meeting.

  • Teachers let board know they expect raises next year

        Don’t expect Bedford County teachers to be quite as understanding this upcoming budget year if raises aren’t included as part of the package.
        Bedford County Education Association President Cheryl Sprouse said teachers plan to make their feelings clearly known to both the school board and the board of supervisors as the 2013-2014 budget is crafted.