Today's News

  • Like a brother

    Danny Johnson, of Johnson’s Orchard, felt like he lost an older brother when Thomas Owen Phillips died of cancer on Nov. 15.

  • Parents sound off to board

        Parents of students affected by proposed redistricting plans are asking the Bedford County School Board to consider the hardship placed on families before making any decisions.

        The first two of a series of public hearings were held last Thursday. The majority of speakers on the elementary redistricting proposal represented families with students at Otter River Elementary. A second public hearing on the elementary proposal was scheduled to be held this past Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary.

  • Fuel taken from two churches

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of fuel oil from two county churches.
        On Saturday, Dec. 1 Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 10665 Stewartsville Rd., reported fuel oil missing from the church’s  oil  tank  located behind the church. On Friday evening, a dark color F-150 Ford truck was seen in the area of the church, according to a release from the BCSO.

  • Thieves target churches

        Baby Jesus was missing, but arrests in his theft were imminent Tuesday afternoon.
        A crime stoppers tip had led investigators to as many as five suspects alleged to have been involved with taking figurines from a Nativity scene at a Forest church this week, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Recovery of the figurines had not occurred, however.

  • Hardwood hard-ache

      High drama was the order of the evening, and Liberty and Staunton River delivered on that order in ways that would make Meryl Streep blush.

  • Minettes put it together

      There are some questions about the Liberty girls basketball program, the answers to which are uncertain:

  • Pooled resources

      The beat goes on.

  • JF lassos River lasses

      Count them out of the running for a County championship.

  • Sports commentary: Strong for Long

      "Some coach came up to me and asked how he could become Long Strong.

  • Missing: Baby Jesus and others from the Nativity

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of figures from a nativity scene from the Shiloh United Methodist Church located at 18121 Forest Road Forest. The church is located at the corner of Graves Mill Road and Forest Road.
    A church member advised that the items were stolen sometimes between 9 p.m. Sunday night and 6 a.m. Monday.
    The stolen figures: (3) wise men, (2) sheep, (1) shepherd, (1) cow, (1) camel, (1) donkey, baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
    The figures are three to four feet tall, freshly painted and are 40 to 50 years old.