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Today's News

  • Read the fine print

        Clerk of the Circuit Court Cathy Hogan said she has had a number of property owners — three in one morning — come to her with a mailing from a company called Record Transfer Services promising to provide the property owner with a copy of his deed and property assessment profile for an $83 fee.

        But she wants residents to know they can get that information for a lot less.

  • BIA fosters relationship with communities in England, France

        The Bedford International Alliance was formed to cultivate a relationship between Bedford communities in England and France.

        The organization has a relationship with Ivybridge, England, the small town near the place where the Bedford Boys trained. The BIA also has a relationship with Bedfordshire, Bedford County’s English namesake. On one of the Alliance’s regular overseas trips, members were hosted by the 15th Duke of Bedford at his ancestral home.

  • Details revealed in Lyon sisters disappearance

        Details of how Bedford County became the central focus in the search for the bodies of sisters Sheila and Katherine Lyon, ages 10 and 12, have emerged through an affidavit recently released as part of a search warrant in the investigation of the girls’ disappearance.

  • Brown to seek one more term

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown has made it official; he’ll seek one more term as the county’s top law enforcement officer.

  • BMH celebrates six decades of serving this community

        Gibo Luck has served on the Bedford Memorial Hospital board for the better part of five decades.

  • Teachers ask for pay raise

        A representative of the Bedford County Education Association (BCEA) called on the supervisors to support teacher pay raises, even if a tax hike is needed.
        Chad Honeycutt, who works as a special education aid at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, made the presentation during a work session. Honeycutt is working as an aid while he completes the college courses necessary for teacher certification, part of a career transition.
        “Our school system is dreadfully underfunded,” Honeycutt said.

  • Dealing with misuse at landfill

    Area residents, and those abusing the service provided, will no longer have unlimited access to the town of Bedford’s recycling drop off and public dumpsters.

  • It’s a wrap at the pool

        Discussions concerning state swimming preeminence must include Jefferson Forest.
        That statement was backed up by a fine performance at this past weekend’s State 4A meet, held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
        The Lady Cavs earned fifth place in the team standings, while their male counterparts finished in 14th place.  There are 49 teams at the 4A level.

  • Schiers and flyer

        When it comes to heaving heavy orbs of iron or to tossing oneself through the air, Bedford County’s got it all over the competition.
        As evidence, a pair of county athletes took home gold at the 3A-West indoor track and field meet held Monday evening at Liberty University.  It had originally been slated for Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

  • Pure heart on the mat

        Quannie Blake showed that he is a premier wrestler, taking third place in the 152-pound class at Salem last Friday.
        He also showed that he’s a lot more than a heckuva wrestler:  He’s a heckuva man.
        It’s a wonder to me that Quannie was even able to make it to Salem.  You see, his mother, Joyce Ann Blake, passed away on Tuesday.  She was but 52 years old.
        Quannie, but 17 years old, was left to deal with such a major loss in his life.