Today's News

  • In the spirit of generosity

        We are now at the start of a brand new year, with a calendar full of days that haven’t happened yet. I’m sure we will all have some good days, some bad days and some neither-nor days as those days move from future unknown to present reality to history. About the only things we can be sure of is that we will all have to pay our taxes, and our local undertakers will not be lacking for customers.

  • A difficult year ahead

        This year will be a difficult year for Bedford County's board of supervisors. At least, the first four months will be difficult as they climb down into the pit to wrestle with the budget bear.
        It's not going to be easy and they are probably going to be facing a situation in which the creek is rising and the house is settling.

  • Richmond teen crowned Miss Bedford

    By Chappy Merritt

  • A 19th century soap opera

        They say that, if you look far enough up your family tree, you will probably find somebody hanging. Jennifer Thomson, genealogical librarian at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library, has been researching her family tree. While she didn’t find anybody hanging, she did find something interesting in the foliage.

  • Flying under the radar

        Jimmie Jubal Morgan Jr., who died last year at the age of 90 was a well know developer in Bedford 50 years ago. Usually known as “J. J.”  or just “J,” Morgan built a number of the town’s residential developments and people who knew him tell how a number of young couples became homeowners because of a personal risk that Morgan routinely took.

        Larry Brookshier, and his young wife, were one of those couples.
        “He offered credit to me,” Brookshier said.

  • Hobby leads to business

        Laura Credle, owner of Star City Stitchery has been sewing since she was a child. Her grandmother taught her to sew and her grandfather, who owned a sewing machine repair business gave her her first sewing machine when she was eight.

  • Wandrei named mayor

        After being sworn in, Monday night, Bedford’s Town Council selected the town’s mayor and vice mayor.
        The two newest members of Council made the nominations. Councilman Tim Black nominated Councilman Bob Wandrei and Councilman Beckham Stanley nominated Councilman Steve Rush. Rush, Wandrei, Councilman Bob Carson and Black, Councilman Jim Vest and Councilman Stacey Hailey voted for Wandrei. Stanley abstained.

  • Paying their respects

        Sheriff Mike Brown and his chief deputy, Major Ricky Gardner joined thousands of law enforcement officers from around the United States, and even foreign countries, to pay their respects at the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Liu was one of the two New York City police officers murdered last month.

  • Sports commentary: Winging it


    There are few areas in which I'm a snobby stickler.  In fact there are only three.

    Frist, I take grate pride in my speling.

    Second, I make it my business to never split an infinitive:  To grievously make such an error in grammar is a no-no. 

    Third, I'm a martinet when it comes to chicken wings.

  • "Hive"-er education



    For a machine to work properly, all of its parts must do their jobs in an efficient fashion.

    The Liberty girls basketball team, which has everything it needs to be such a machine, misfired in a big matchup at Brookville on Monday night.

    At times, the Lady Minutemen showed flashes of pure brilliance.  At others, they showed whatever the direct opposite of pure brilliance is.

    Meanwhile, the Bees played their usual, steady game.  As a result, the Brookvillians came away with a 56-40 win.