Today's News

  • Mitt Romney to kiss LU’s ring

    Liberty University has announced that Mitt Romney, the “presumptive Republican presidential nominee,” (his title now) will be its Commencement Speaker on May 12.
        For Romney, this is part of what pundits say is an enormous amount of work he has to do to secure the support of the hard-core right-wingers in his party. Many of them don’t like him, they don’t trust him, and, even though most of them won’t admit it, they dislike the fact he’s a Mormon.

  • The time to Take Action is now!

    Students at several local schools are taking part in a statewide “Take Action, Don’t Be A Distraction” safe driving campaign.

  • Being safe on two wheels

        Bedford City Police Officer Bill Boucher paid the Growing Place a visit on Friday.
        Nobody got arrested. The Growing Place is a preschool run by Bedford Baptist Church and one of the city’s bicycle patrol officers stops by every year for a bicycle safety presentation.

  • Douglass speaks at local meet and greet

     town, Thursday night, to speak at a Democratic Party meet and greet hosted by Bob and Ellen Wandrei. Gen. Douglass is seeking the party’s nod to challenge Congressman Robert Hurt for the 5th Congressional District seat.

  • Biologist: Coyotes are here to stay

        Chad Fox, a biologist who works out of  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), told the Board of Supervisors Monday night that coyotes are here to stay. The Bedford County Agricultural Board had asked Fox to address the supervisors.

  • BMH honors its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital gave an appreciation lunch, last week, for the 100 volunteers who help out in various capacities. One of the featured speakers began volunteering 70 years ago.

        Evelyn Kowalchuk, now 92, had to give up volunteer work two years ago, after she stopped driving. The New Jersey native volunteered for something for the first time shortly after Japan bombed the United States into World War II. Kowalchuk volunteered for the Army as a nurse.

  • Effort helps fill the shelves of food bank

        A truck parked in front of the Bedford Wal-Mart Friday was making a pick-up, rather than a delivery, last week.

        Customers at the store had the opportunity to drop off non-perishable food items which were taken to Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Salem food bank, which provides food via partner agencies. Lake Christian Ministries and the Agape Center, both located in Moneta, are this food bank’s Bedford area partner agencies.

  • Cross Memorial fund will make first grant this year

    The Bedford Community Health Foundation has a fund set up in memory of Michael Cross that is set to make its first grant this summer. Cross was the foundation’s director of development from 2004 until his death in 2011.

        Cross was born in 1938 in Stoke-On-Trent, Straffordshire, England and people calling his office at the Health Foundation could always tell that they had reached the right phone number when they heard his British accent on the line.    

  • Cruzin' Bedford willl have a 50's theme

        Bedford’s business community is getting together to sponsor “Cruzin’ Bedford” on Saturday, May 19. It’s a combined effort of Bedford Main Street and the Bedford Merchant’s Association.

        This is the first of what they hope will become an annual event, featuring classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Cruzin’ Bedford will take a 1950s theme and people are urged to dress up in ‘50s attire. There will be a contest for the best dressed.

  • Former Bedford Elem. principal new SB member

    The Bedford County School Board chose Dr. John Hicks, last week, to fill the District 3 School Board seat left vacant by Brad Whorley’s resignation.

        A total of five people applied for the position and the School Board held the candidate interviews in open session.