Today's News

  • Great journalism barely exists anymore

    On Nov. 22, 1963, the New York Times had assigned only one reporter to what it thought would be a routine presidential motorcade through Dallas, Texas.

        Little-known staff writer Tom Wicker got the assignment, and it turned him into a household name. Upon hearing the gun shots and seeing the Kennedy motorcade slow down and then speed off, Wicker went into action. He jotted down notes of what was happening on some White House stationary he had with him.

  • Five pounds of 'possum

  • The public’s right to know

    Virginians strongly support the principle of the public’s right to know.

        Virginians believe it is important to place public notices in newspapers.
        Virginians would read public notices less frequently and with less trust if these appeared only on government Web sites.

  • Charges move forward in Goode Store robbery

        A Bedford man charged with the armed robbery of Goode Country Store last March, was also a suspect in the February robbery of the Apple Market in Bedford, testimony during a preliminary hearing Monday revealed.

        Though Jason Anthony Jackson was never charged in the Bedford robbery, that investigation did lead to him being charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. That charge was certified to the January grand jury during Monday’s hearing.

  • Zoning change process creates dispute between boards

        The Bedford County Planning Commission held its first meeting last week, since the completion of a public hearing on Nov. 17.

        The hearing was on modifications, proposed by the board of supervisors, to the existing zoning ordinance. Last year, the supervisors rejected a new zoning ordinance that the planning commission had developed. The planning commission has 90 days to make its recommendations on the supervisors’ changes.

  • Win this restaurant

        How would you like to own an established, profitable restaurant for $100? Michael Pizza, who owns Blue Ridge Bagels, is going to give you the chance to do just that.

  • Bison goes solar to generate some of its power

        Bison Printing has become the first commercial printer in Virginia to install a major solar voltaic grid to supplement its power needs.

  • A Winter Wonderland

    In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.

        And this weekend kicks off Centertown Bedford’s events.
        On Saturday, the annual Bedford Christmas parade will hit the streets of Centertown with the theme, “A Winter Wonderland.”

  • Shooting range moves forward

        Timothy Hooper is half way toward his goal of operating a commercial shooting range that will be used to train law enforcement officers.

  • Bob Terry continues recovery

        Bob Terry sat quietly to the right of Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown as he made the announcement: An arrest had been made in the Oct. 1 attack that had left the 81-year-old beloved community member and store owner with severe head and face injuries.

        He’s out of the hospital now; and there’s a smile on Terry’s face. And though he still has trouble talking, that smile was more than evident as well-wishers made their way up to him after Tuesday’s announcement of the arrest.