Today's News

  • No end in sight

        According to Ben Gruver, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, Bedford had recorded 75 inches of rain by Friday afternoon. The additional rain in the last few days of 2018 certainly pushed that total higher. Gruver said a normal year’s rainfall for the Bedford area is between 40 and 50 inches. While he had no information on whether Bedford set a record for rain, he said both Roanoke and Lynchburg had the wettest year ever recorded.

  • Library honors combat wounded

        All of Bedford County’s libraries, except for the Big Island Library, have a parking space reserved for combat wounded. That’s because that library is a shared facility with Big Island Elementary School and has limited parking.

  • Bedford Christian Ministries helps make ends meet

        There are a lot of elderly people living in Bedford.

        “More than the national average, that’s for sure,” commented Houston Crum, Bedford Christian Ministries’ (BCM) finance director.
        According to information Crum provided, the US Census Bureau estimates for 2017 show that 20.8 percent of the people in Bedford County are 65 or older. The national average for that age group is 15.6 percent.

  • Reflection on my time of service
  • A regime that’s crashing and burning

        What’s that Bible verse about reaping what you sow? Yes, Donald Trump’s “Christian conservative” supporters may want to find that one again and give it some thought. This regime is on the ropes, and many people don’t expect it to last a full term.
        It is, and has been, a complete joke, of course. But what’s happening now – with the walls closing in on him from so many directions – represents an inevitable reckoning of justice for having been so corrupt for so long.

  • Not what it claims to be

        I know that local people who identify with the so called “Democratic” Party get very annoyed because I put the party’s name in quotes.

  • For those whose ‘office’ is the road... Save more lives

        The families of three firefighters were forever changed on the night of October 11, 2018 when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a Hanover County firetruck on Interstate 295. Lt. Brad Clark’s family is reminded daily of his tragic death. Our prayers and thoughts go out to them as they prepare to spend their first Christmas without him. We wish the two firefighters who survived the crash strength and wellbeing as they continue their journeys of recovery. That incident occurred during the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Michael.

  • BRP accessible to public during shutdown

        During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, overlooks, and trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain accessible to visitors weather permitting. Emergency and rescue services will be limited.

  • BCSO warns residents about scam

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is alerting area residents to a scam.
        The department has received numerous calls from citizens who report they had received a message on their voice mail from a person identifying himself as Deputy Mike Denton with the Sheriff Office.

  • Sheriff's Office has holiday round-up

    Around Bedford this has become an annual holiday tradition.