• Making up for lost time: School day to begin earlier, go longer


    Employees and students have been notified that due to the high number of days missed this year due to inclement weather, the school system is now required to make-up more than 11 hours of instructional time to meet state requirements.

  • Schools to open on two hour delay tomorrow

    Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards announced that the county's schools will open on a two hour delay Wednesday morning. The decision was made due to forecasts of low overnight temperatures and high winds.

  • School canceled Tuesday

    Bedford County Public schools will be closed Tuesday due to low temperatures and high winds.


    “We don't want kids at bus stops,” said Ryan Edwards, the school division's spokesman.

    Edwards said the weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop down to two degrees with 30 mph winds. This would produce of wind chill of minus 15 degrees.

  • Plate reader data to be dumped after 24 hours

        A number of supervisors were concerned about the length of time Sheriff Mike Brown was keeping data from the license plate reader his office deploys.

  • Parent questions school safety

        The parent of a New London Academy Elementary student, during public comments at last Thursday’s meeting, urged the Bedford County School Board to make the county’s schools more secure.
        Megan Shopbell, who spoke along with her Mom, Cindy Smith, said she moved to the area from Ohio a year ago and found the safety measures far behind what the schools had there.

  • Board OK's middle school site on 6-1 vote

    On a 6-1 vote, the Bedford County School Board agreed to purchase about 50 acres next to the current Liberty High School property to build a new middle school to replace the current Bedford Middle School.
        Following a closed door session Thursday, the board agreed to purchase the property for   $6,000   per   acre,  about $300,000 in all.

  • Classes resume at BSTC after bomb threat

    A written bomb threat lead to the evacuation of students and staff from Bedford Science and Technology Center Friday morning.

    The note was found around 10:15 a.m., according to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office brought in a bomb-sniffing dog and searched the entire building; the building was deemed safe and students and staff were allowed back into the building at noon. They had been evacuated to a field next to the school.

  • Students’ bridge designs face the ultimate test

        A group of seniors from the Central Virginia Governor’s School got together at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in New London to find out how good they are at designing a bridge.     They actually had to build a model of their bridge design and some engineers from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) put those to the test.

  • Liberty teacher wins state honors

        A routine class turned into a big surprise for Jeanne Willis, a Liberty High School teacher, Friday morning.

  • SRHS opened in '63; alumni plan event

        Fifty years ago this year, students from Huddleston High School, Moneta High School and Stewartsville High School first walked through the doors of the brand new Staunton River High School. It was so new, in fact, that it wasn’t completely finished when it opened.