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Today's News

  • Wood stove ashes set house on fire

    A fire, started by wood stove ashes that were improperly disposed, totally destroyed a vacant two-story house last week.

        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, the Bedford Fire Department was dispatched to Kennedy Ridge Road just before 9 p.m. Dec. 11.

  • Property gets new tenant

    “They are wonderful,” commented Julie Swanson, president of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA).

        Swanson was referring to the four residential cottages of Bedford County’s former group home. LFSVA is renting them and now has residents in three of them. The county is completing improvements in the fourth.

  • Liberty men fall, ladies roll at Beacon

     

    One Liberty team picked up a moral victory.  The other picked up a plain, old win.

    Such were the results of Saturday afternoon tilts at the Beacon Classic, held at E.C. Glass.

    The Liberty boys and girls basketball teams continued along their divergent paths this season.

    In a pair of partially concurrent games, the Lady Minutemen topped Appomattox, 61-33, to stay unbeaten, at 4-0.  Meanwhile, the M-Men were being bested by Tunstall, 56-55, to remain winless, at 0-5.

  • Project provides benches for Welcome Center

    Thomas Maxwell decided to build benches, for the Welcome Center, for his Eagle Scout project.

        Maxwell is a 17-year-old Liberty High School junior who plans to become an engineer — it’s a line of work that goes along with his love of math and science. He’s a member of Troop 183, Bedford’s oldest Boy Scout troop, founded in 1957.
        Along with math and science, Maxwell is pretty good at woodwork, something he comes by naturally. His father owns Maxwell Furniture in Bedford.

  • Unlucky 13 for Cavs

     

    It was close, but size and strength won out over speed and precision.

    "Any loss is a tough one," sighed JF Head Coach Bob Christmas as the sun set Saturday evening.

    The burly bruisers of Bealeton had just topped the fleet fellows of Forest, 35-28, in a beaut of a game.

    Well, for the most part, it was a beaut of a game.  In a contest in which minimizing mistakes was a must, the Cavs fell short.  A team which was noted for having minimal turnovers during the regular season, had a pair of them against the Eagles.

  • Redistricting plan changed to work with parents' requests

        Bedford County’s school board adopted a zoning plan, Thursday night, that distributes students from Thaxton Elementary School to other schools after it closes at the end of this school year. The decision was made after a public hearing.

  • Officer cleared in July shooting

        Armed, dangerous and desperate.
        That is how Bedford County Deputy Juette Renalds described 32-year-old David Mendoza, the man he shot and killed July 30, following a chase that began earlier that evening after a home invasion in which Mendoza had attacked a county woman.
        Following a four month investigation by special prosecutor Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt, Renalds has been cleared in the shooting.

  • Public hearing Thursday on Liberty zone proposal

        Those wanting to comment to the Bedford County School Board on the proposed redistricting plan connected with the closing of Thaxton Elementary School may do so during a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 11, at the School Board Office Conference Room.

        The board’s regular meeting will immediately follow the public hearing and included on that agenda is a vote on the redistricting plan.

  • A promise Kept: The Elks Home lights are on

        Last year, Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff, the new owners of the Elks National Home, promised to keep the Christmas lights on at the Elks home.

  • Parade ushers in the season

        In spite of Saturday’s intermittent rain, the Bedford Christmas Parade brought the sights and sounds of Christmas to Centertown.