Today's News

  • Minettes looking strong these days

      The Liberty girls hoops team has been called many things over the years.

  • Wowsey! Eagles done in by Rowsey

      Rockbridge County showed up for Friday night's tilt at Staunton River with the highly-touted Andrew Rowsey in tow.

  • Tidewater soldier faces solicitation charges

        A Newport News man, serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, is facing two computer solicitation charges.
        Scott Anthony Fare, arrested last September as part of a Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children task force investigation, was indicted by a Bedford County grand jury last Wednesday on two counts of computer solicitation. The 31-year-old Fort Eustis soldier is accused of using a computer to inappropriately communicate with someone he thought to be a 14-year-old female.

  • Man indicted on scam charges

        The man believed to have defrauded residents from the Midwest to Bedford County is facing five charges related to his alleged water filtration system scam.

        Last Wednesday, a Bedford County grand jury indicted Larry Eugene Foster of Louisville, Ky.. on two counts of obtaining money by false pretense and three counts of construction fraud.

  • Area residents get their kicks in Bedford

        People in the Bedford area got a new opportunity to get their kicks with martial arts when Sidney Burns opened Super Kicks Karate in Bedford’s Centertown last fall.

        The karate school opened its doors on Sept. 1 in a historic building at the corner of South Bridge Street and Main Street. The interior of the 19th century building’s ground floor has been renovated. One interior wall has been stripped down so the original brickwork, which has been sealed, is visible.

  • Taking care of farmers

        The Virginia General Assembly convenes today and the Virginia Farm Bureau has some issues it hopes will be considered.
        One involves funding for soil and water districts and the Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program. According to Bill Nance, president of the Bedford County Farm Bureau, the two go together.

  • Want to be in the movies? Get out your Halloween costumes!

        Local folks will have another chance to be in the movies this weekend.

        John Johnson, director for Plan 9, will be coming to Bedford this weekend for what he calls “pick-up shoots.” He described these as “random little shots that get put in the movie.”

  • Break-in leads to warning

        After having her house broken into Friday, a Bedford woman is warning people about the men she believes committed the crime.
        Beverly Stanley of Timber Ridge Road said a number of items were taken from her home Friday morning after two men knocked on doors in the area, asking for directions to Wal-Mart. She said if someone was home, the two men moved on. But she wasn’t and her house was targeted as a result, she believes.
        “They busted in my back door,” she said.

  • Wandrei elected Bedford mayor

    Bob Wandrei will serve as Bedford’s mayor as the city rushes toward its reversion to town status later this year.

        Wandrei was unanimously elected mayor by his fellow city council members during a reorganization meeting last Wednesday. Skip Tharp indicated last November he wouldn’t seek reappointment as mayor, though he will continue to serve on council.
        Council also elected James Vest as vice mayor.

  • 'Entitlement’ programs must be preserved

        We seem to have survived one “fiscal cliff” scare, only to have other cliffs ahead of us. It’s the way government is done when one party is driven by ideologues and the other thinks mostly of compromise.
        On March 1, dramatic cuts will take place in both social programs and military spending if Congress does not act.
        Congress will certainly act; probably at the last minute, and to the disappointment of many. Again, such are the times that we live in.