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Education

  • Store rewards good behavior

        Forest Middle School (FMS) has taken a unique approach to behavior. It’s a store where students can buy items they want, but instead of money, the currency the store accepts consists of points earned by good behavior.

        “Instead of the school trying to catch you doing wrong, we are going to catch you doing right, and reward you,” said Paul Nazigian, the school’s assistant principal.

  • Key throws a party for her students

    Cindy Key didn’t want a party for her retirement – instead she wanted to give one.

  • School board chooses option for middle school design

    The architects and consultants working on plans for the new middle school in the Liberty zone now have direction as to what that school should look like, following Thursday night’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

        During a briefing on the progress  of the design of the school, board members unanimously agreed to go with a more traditional look for the school -- one that incorporates a similar look to the front of the current Bedford Middle School.

  • BMS begins Help Save the Next Girl chapter

        A Help Save the Next Girl chapter has been up and running at Bedford Middle School (BMS) since December.

  • LU seeks to buy New London site

        Liberty University (LU) is seeking to buy the Center for Advanced Engineer and Research’s (CAER) building and the entirety of Lot 1 at the New London Business and Technology Center where the CAER building is located.

  • FMS student wins county bee by correctly spelling ‘alpinist’

    By Emily Scruggs

  • School board begins work on budget

        Beginning this week, the Bedford County School Board will begin considering the budget proposal by School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch that includes a 3.9 percent spending increase over the current fiscal year budget.
        At last Thursday’s board meeting, Dr. Schuch presented the school board with a $102.87 million budget with additional proposed spending of $3.86 million over the current year’s budget. That would include almost $3 million more in county funding.

  • Gerstler named principal at Stewartsville Elementary

        Denise Gerstler has been named as the new principal at Stewartsville Elementary. She takes over for Dr. Susan Mele who recently became a member of the central office staff for Bedford County Public Schools, serving as director of elementary programs.

  • Autumn on Stage

        The Liberty High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Shayna Crews, continues to expand its offerings.

        This Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., the department will present Autumn on Stage which will feature a one-act play and choreographed selections performed by the Liberty High School Dance Ensemble. The presentation will be held in the LHS auditorium.
        The one-act play, “Girl Town,” is the school’s entry for the 2016 VHSL One-Åct Play competition.

  • Board opts to hire new tourism director

        Bedford County’s board of supervisors scrapped the idea of hiring a consultant to develop a tourism plan, Monday night.
        The meeting began with April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, delivering a plea for the supervisors to hire a tourism director.