Today's News

  • Liberty B Team football starts up

      Liberty High School's B-team will start up this Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 am. at the high school. The activity bus will arrive there at 7:30.

    There will also be a parents meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. 

  • Henrico County police officer arrested

        Allen Hoffman, 30, a Henrico County police officer, was arrested in a Bedford County home late Friday night. According to State Police, Hoffman was taken into custody without resistance and has been charged with possession and production of child pornography. Both are felony charges.

  • Two to vie for District 1 school board seat

        Joy Wright, the two term incumbent who currently holds the District 1 school board seat, won't be in this year's election.

        "When I originally took the seat, I said that I would only serve two terms," she said. "I think eight years is enough."

  • Hurt defends vote on debt ceiling bill

        The debt ceiling bill, passed by the House of Representatives, was the best deal that could be achieved at the time, according to Robert Hurt. Hurt said this during an interview at the Elks National Home while on a tour through Bedford Tuesday morning.

        “It’s disappointing that we have not been able to achieve more to make more progress in cutting back reckless spending,” Hurt said.

  • Crowd doubles for second annual Night Out

    Bedford’s observance of National Night Out drew twice as many people to the Farmers Market area as it did last year. According to Bedford

    Police Lt. Todd Foreman, a little more than 300 people turned out on a warm, humid summer night for the event.
        Members of Bedrock Community Church cooked up free hamburgers and hot dogs and China Tastes, a local restaurant brought food. A wide selection of other Bedford restaurants also provided free food in the form of a number of gift certificates which were given out as door prizes.

  • Beast takes third at States

      There was beauty for this Beast.  At least there was on the field of play.

  • Sports commentary: Dogged out

      These are the so-called Dog Days:  the hottest, stickiest days of the year.

  • Memorable award

      In the classic baseball movie, “Field of Dreams,” the spirits of ballplayers return to an earthly diamond to play the game they loved and to give back to their fellow man.

  • Photo of the week: Primrose Lane

  • City water main break requires repairs on Va. 43

        The 10-inch water main that brings treated water from Bedford’s water treatment plant to the city ruptured due to a stress crack fracture, Sunday. According to D. W. Lawhorne, Superintendent of Public Works, the break only affected approximately 20 people who tap directly into that line. Most of the water goes to storage tanks. Lawhorne said that they were able to repair the main before the storage tanks went low.

        “We had to replace a five foot section of it,” said Lawhorne.