Today's News

  • The bylaws say do it

        A provision in the Bedford County Planning Commission’s bylaws that requires all commission members to complete the Virginia Certified Planning Commissioner’s Program within one year of being appointed to the commission remains in force.
        But don’t look for all of the commissioners to comply.

  • Health Camp gives students chance to see career up close

        A group of 15 girls spent last week learning what medical professionals do at Bedford Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Camp. They even got the chance to operate.

        The camp is designed for youth from 11 through 17. They spend a week at the hospital and are issued photo ID tags identical to the ones that hospital employees wear. All of the youth are interested in careers in health care, although one participant has a different kind of patient in mind.

  • Certificate honors Minnie Comer for her love of learning

    By Laura Enderson
    Intern Writer

        “Minnie Comer has become a legend,” Sally Noble, an instructor at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC), said. “At the age of 90, she decided to go back to school.”

  • Sports commentary: Baseball fever

      It's a good time to be a  pro baseball fan in Bedford.

  • Fat tire fiesta

      Not for the faint of heart.

  • Trident Seafoods to lease Golden West Foods in Bedford

    Trident Seafoods Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., has entered into a transaction with Capital Recovery Group to lease the former Golden West Foods, Inc., Bedford, facility and equipment for a period of about one year.

    “We're pleased that it's going to restart production,” Bedford City Manager Charles Kolakowski said. “At least some of the employees (from Brooks Food Group) will retain their employment.”

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 13, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices

    Summer Bash 2012
    Did you attend BEC in 1972 and/or graduated from Liberty High or Jefferson Forest High schools in 1976? If so please join for a summer Bash July 28 At the Sedalia Center, 5-10 p.m. For more information contact: Debra Strawn Laughon 540-587-5752; Carolyn Powell Fellers 434-941-4962; Angela Knight Lusardi 434-525-8458; Randy Lacy 540-586-0527 or send email to classof76summerbash@yahoo.com.

    Summer movie festival

  • Church news (week of June 13, 2012)


    VBS at Staunton Baptist
    Vacation Bible School @ Staunton Baptist Church. June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. Children 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend for a fun filled time of learning "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Info: 540-297-6753.

    Revival services
    The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning on Sunday, June 24 at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. Sunday.-Wednesday, June 27 with Dr. Jim Sumpter, pastor/evangelist.

  • BCSO drug investigation yields charges against 12

    After an eight month investigation, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit has charged 12 people with a total of 29 drug charges, according to a news release from Sheriff Mike Brown. These all represent middle and upper dealers distributing illegal drugs throughout Bedford County, Brown stated in the release.
    Those include:
    • Reynolds, Jeffrey, 39, Breezy Ridge Rd, Thaxton. Charges: 2 counts Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substance, 1 count Child Endangerment . Released on bond.

  • Another step in the fight to repeal Obamacare

    The eyes of the nation are on the Supreme Court as we await their decision in the landmark case on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law. Just over two months ago, the nine Supreme Court justices heard roughly six hours of oral arguments on several portions of the massive health care law. Since then they have been reviewing additional materials before issuing a written opinion, which is expected by the end of the month.