Today's News

  • You again?

      Could they meet for a State title, as well? 

  • Lady Cav booters on a mission

      Jefferson Forest might be a part of the Seminole, but there's another district of which the Lady Cav soccer team is growing exceedingly fond.  The Valley District threw three different opponents at JF during regional play.  The Lady Cavs prevailed in all three contests.

  • Embezzlement charge against former Main Street director dismissed

    The embezzlement charge filed against the former director of Bedford Main Street has been dismissed.

    Bedford County General District Court Judge Harold Black issued his ruling Friday, stating that the charge against 46-year-old Daniel A. Plattus was dismissed, denying the attempt to have the charge certified to the grand jury.

  • BRP Foundation’s Kids In Parks program to open a TRACK Trail at Peaks of Otter


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    The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program, in partnership with the National Park Service, celebrates June as the Great Outdoors Month by hosting the grand opening of a new TRACK Trail at Peaks of Otter at milepost 85 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Peaks of Otter on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a ranger guided hike along the trail.

  • Blue Ridge PBS Summer Festival honors D-Day, Bedford

    Blue Ridge PBS kicks off its 2012 Summer Festival on June 2, with a schedule of outstanding documentaries addressing a range of local interests such as the impact of D-Day on Bedford, North American trains and Virginia wineries.


  • Watts Petroleum collecting donations for family of employee killed in Montvale accident

    In an effort to support the wife and two young children of its employee, Adam Henry, who died Monday, May 28, in a tanker accident in Montvale, Watts Petroleum Corp. is offering an opportunity for those who wish to make donations. 
    One can visit the company's Web site, www.wattspetroleum.com , and click on the link on the Home Page, or call the office at (434) 846-6509 (toll-free 1-800-842-0716).

  • Moneta woman pleads guilty to tax charge

    A former employee of Genesis Mansions pleaded guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia to tax charges related to money she earned through her participation in a mortgage fraud scheme.
    Edna Ledoux Jamieson, 44, of Moneta, Va., waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty this morning to one count of filing a false tax return for FY 2007. At sentencing, the defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of May 30, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices

    D-Day Memorial’s WWII Day Camp

  • Church news (week of May 30, 2012)

    Mary Virginia Woodford Spradlin, 94, of Altavista, died Monday, May 21, 2012 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1917 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Ella Catherine Wood Woodford and Joel Shepherd Woodford. She was the last of thirteen children surviving.
    Mary was a member of Ephesus United Methodist Church. She was employed at Rubatex Corp. for over 20 years.
    In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John Aubrey Spradlin.

  • BC Fire & Rescue updates cleanup from hazardous spill in Montvale

    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue responded to an overturned tanker that resulted in a fatality for the driver on Monday night.
    The tanker truck was carrying 5,700 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel at the time it overturned. The regional hazardous materials team working with VDEM were able to recover 1,250 gallons of gasoline, the rest poured out onto the roadway and soil in the eastbound travel lanes of 460 which has resulted in traffic being routed into west bound lanes around the site.