Today's News

  • Five apply for District 3 seat

        Five residents in District 3 have applied to fill the Bedford County School Board seat left open when Brad Whorley resigned from the board earlier this year.    
        Deadline for applications was Monday. Those submitting applications included: Jean McKeague of Forest; Dennis Groenke Sr. of Bedford; Eric Thompson of Bedford; Pete Parziale of Forest; and John Hicks of  Evington.

  • Tax rates set

    Bedford County has a tax rate, but no formally adopted budget.
        The supervisors met Monday night to set the county tax rates, which remain unchanged from those of the current fiscal year. The real estate tax rate remains at 50 cents per $100 in assessed valuation.
        Normally, the supervisors adopt the tax rate and the budget at the same meeting. This year, they were unable to adopt a budget at this point because there is no state budget, which impacts how much money the county and the school division will get from the state.

  • Completing puzzle took more than a year

    Clara Burnette isn’t one to give up easily.
        That’s why after 13 months of work and 6,000 pieces of a puzzle, she finally got that last piece placed. She started the puzzle of Noah’s Ark on Jan. 24, 2011, and finished Feb. 24, 2012.

  • Goodview man faces murder charge

        A Goodview man has been charged with first degree murder following an apparent domestic incident last Tuesday, April 10, at Jeters Chapel Road.
        Charles Edward Glover, 43, was taken into custody in Vinton, by officers with the Vinton Police Department around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, just minutes after Bedford County dispatchers received a call reporting a structure fire and an injury to an unresponsive male.

  • Sports commentary: Bad boys

      It's not too difficult to find jocks behaving badly.

  • Keeping it fresh

      Technically, Jefferson Forest's baseball team and Liberty's softball squad had their spring breaks last week.

  • Cujo goes big time

      Bedford County, meet Sin City.  

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of April 11, 2012)

    Taking vendor applications

  • Church news (week of April 11, 2012)

    Friends of Faith Relay Team will host a benefit for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 6 p.m. Featured at the concert will be the Lynch Station’s Men’s Chorus. It will be held at Mountain View Union Church on 460 West near Moose Lodge on Miller Lane.

  • House has taken action on an energy plan

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    This past week, I spent time touring the district in order to talk with 5th District Virginians about the most pressing issues facing our country. We made nearly 20 stops across the district and visited with local businesses, families, and individuals to listen to their concerns.