• School board selects Jennifer Merritt to fill District 2 seat

        For the second time this year the Bedford County School Board had to fill a vacancy on the board. And, for the second time in its history, it chose to interview candidates in an open meeting.

        Six candidates applied to fill the District 2 school board seat vacated by David Vaden. School board members interviewed each candidate, asking each the same set of questions. Candidates waited their turn in a separate room so that none of them would have the advantage of hearing the questions in advance.

  • Bedford based organization promotes private colleges

        Tucked away in Bedford’s Centertown is an organization that promotes Virginia’s private colleges to the nation and the world. It’s called the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia. It’s located in the building on Main Street that once housed the Bedford Democrat and currently is home to Robert Lambeth’s law practice. This is a good location for the organization’s office as Lambeth is it’s president. It’s also a good location because many of it’s members are in this region of Virginia.

  • School board questions behind-the-wheel training

        Behind-the-wheel training will continue to be available for students in Bedford County Public Schools, at least through this fall, but school officials are looking at the possibility of phasing out the program in the future.
        But several speakers, at last Thursday’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board, encouraged the board not to drop the program.

  • Six apply to fill vacant District 2 seat on Bedford County School Board

        Six District 2 residents hope to be appointed to fill the vacant Bedford County School Board seat left in that district when Dave Vaden resigned last month.
        The school board is scheduled to meet tonight, Wednesday, to interview the applicants, the second time this year they have had to go through this process. Earlier this year the board appointed Dr. John Hicks to fill the seat left vacant when Brad Whorley resigned from the board.

  • Health Camp gives students chance to see career up close

        A group of 15 girls spent last week learning what medical professionals do at Bedford Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Camp. They even got the chance to operate.

        The camp is designed for youth from 11 through 17. They spend a week at the hospital and are issued photo ID tags identical to the ones that hospital employees wear. All of the youth are interested in careers in health care, although one participant has a different kind of patient in mind.

  • Reading Rodeo

    By Laura Enderson

  • Webb named Teacher of the Year

    By Laura Enderson

  • SRHS grads: 'Seize the Day'

        “Carpe Diem — Seize the Day.”

  • 'Go make your mark'

        “We made it – we made it to this day,” proclaimed Liberty High School Class President Melanie Joy Smith to her fellow classmates.

  • JF grads urged to embrace change

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        On Saturday, Jefferson Forest High School Principal Tony Francis had advice for the graduating Class of 2012: life lessons are learned differently than school lessons.
        “In school, you learn and then you are tested,” Francis said. “In life, often you are tested and then you learn.”