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Today's News

  • Update: Arrests made in Nativity scene theft

    Bedford County deputies have arrested and charged three adults and two juveniles for their involvement in the theft of figures from the Shiloh United Methodist Church nativity scene.

    John Killgo, 19 of Forest, Scott Cooley, 19 of Forest, and Matthew Barringer, 19, of Forest, are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage, trespassing on church property after dark and  two counts of contributing to a minor.

  • Supervisors update Bedford County Code

    Fortune tellers will no longer be taxed by Bedford County, but those of you writing the county a bad check will face higher fees.
        Those and other changes were part of an effort Monday to update the Bedford County Code.
        A number of items needed updating, according to County Attorney Carl Boggess and the board of supervisors unanimously adopted those changes at their Monday night regular meeting.

  • Teachers let board know they expect raises next year

        Don’t expect Bedford County teachers to be quite as understanding this upcoming budget year if raises aren’t included as part of the package.
        Bedford County Education Association President Cheryl Sprouse said teachers plan to make their feelings clearly known to both the school board and the board of supervisors as the 2013-2014 budget is crafted.

  • More space for Floors and More

    Floors and More moved from its original West Main Street location to the 6C’s Shopping Center this past summer. The move has provided more space and better customer parking for the business of Bob and Jann Sloper.

        The showroom is more than double the size of what it had. One side of the showroom, a space the same size as the Main Street store, is dedicated to samples of the flooring the business has to offer, and it also now has expanded flooring lines.

  • Future budget issues focus of meeting

        Short- and long-term budget issues were on the agenda at a joint meeting of the Bedford County School Board and Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening.
        A proposal to use $655,000 in leftover money from the 2011-2012 school budget to fund a bonus for school employees prompted little discussion or direction from the supervisors.

  • Teen driving forum at SR

        A teen driving forum, organized by the father of a Staunton River High School student, will be held in the school’s auditorium Monday night, Dec. 17.
        Herb Krebs, the forum’s organizer, said that he got the idea after he saw a petition calling for improvements on Va. 24 where the latest accidents to claim the lives of SRHS students occurred. Krebs said that the money isn’t there to take the actions the petition is requesting.
        “I want something we can do now,” he said.

  • Like a brother

    Danny Johnson, of Johnson’s Orchard, felt like he lost an older brother when Thomas Owen Phillips died of cancer on Nov. 15.

  • Parents sound off to board

        Parents of students affected by proposed redistricting plans are asking the Bedford County School Board to consider the hardship placed on families before making any decisions.

        The first two of a series of public hearings were held last Thursday. The majority of speakers on the elementary redistricting proposal represented families with students at Otter River Elementary. A second public hearing on the elementary proposal was scheduled to be held this past Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary.

  • Fuel taken from two churches

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of fuel oil from two county churches.
        On Saturday, Dec. 1 Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 10665 Stewartsville Rd., reported fuel oil missing from the church’s  oil  tank  located behind the church. On Friday evening, a dark color F-150 Ford truck was seen in the area of the church, according to a release from the BCSO.

  • Thieves target churches

        Baby Jesus was missing, but arrests in his theft were imminent Tuesday afternoon.
        A crime stoppers tip had led investigators to as many as five suspects alleged to have been involved with taking figurines from a Nativity scene at a Forest church this week, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Recovery of the figurines had not occurred, however.