Today's News

  • Minutemen on a roll

    Sports Editor

        It only took one short 10-yard run to the left for the Liberty Minutemen to secure its 40-34 victory over Brookville in overtime last Friday night.
        Coach Chris Watts is happy with the win. “I am extremely proud of the kids. Thank god for those kids and how hard they have worked,” he said.
        It was the Liberty pink night and homecoming game. The stands were coated in pink and blue in support of the Minutemen Tackle for the Cure. 

  • On 4-3 vote, board extends Schuch’s contract

        A motion made by District 3 school board member Dr. John Hicks  to give Dr. Douglas Schuch a new contract, effective until June 30, 2018, passed by a 4-3 margin last Thursday.

  • Work on courthouse nearly complete

        “We are 99 percent done,” said Sheldon Cash, the county’s director of public works, concerning repair work on the courthouse.

        The bell tower repair was done first.
        “They worked from the top down,” Cash said.
        The weather vane, which had lost half of its directions, was replaced. The new copper dome shines like a new penny — it will gradually weather and acquire a green patina.

  • Democrats show how to debate

        Watching the Democratic presidential debate last week was such a contrast from the painful experience of the Republican debates.
        Democrats managed to hold a debate without bashing immigrants, denigrating women, or bowing and scraping at the throne of the NRA.
        Candidates didn’t attack each other. No one was called “stupid,” or “loser,” or even “low energy.” No, we don’t have a Donald Trump in our party, and that makes us proud.

  • Time for action in the South China Sea

        The U. S. Navy has been prepared to carry out freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) around artificial islands China has built in the South China Sea over the last few years. The ships would sail within 12 nautical miles of these islands.

  • The governor and guns

        Governor Terry McAuliffe, last week, signed an executive order directing actions that he said were designed to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing existing Virginia law.

  • Bedford man dies in accident

        Virginia State Police Trooper M. R. Heath is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday, October 18, killing one local man.
         The crash occurred at 10:47 p.m. on Fancy Farm Rd (Route 644) one half mile east of Route 43 in Bedford County.
        A 1998 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling west on Route 644 when it ran off the roadway on the right side, overcorrected then ran off the left side of the roadway, through a fence and overturned, according to a report from VSP.

  • LHS Theatre to present Interactive Haunted House

        The Liberty High School Theatre Department wants to scare some folks this Saturday.

        And raise some funds in the process.
        For the second year in a row, theatre students from LHS will present an interactive haunted house involving more than 30 actors, dancers, technical designers, and makeup artists – all coming together for an evening of “theatre and terror.”

  • Supervisors dump trash collection site

        Bedford County staff will be looking for a another site for a trash collection and recycling center in the Stewartsville area after last week’s board of supervisors meeting.
        The supervisors voted 5-1, with District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrington absent, to deny a special use permit for the center. The center was to be located at a 3-acre site at the intersection of Va. 24 and Drewery Hill Road the county purchased for that purpose back in August. The new center was intended to replace the existing Stewartsville collection center.

  • Deputies receive pay raise

        Last week the Bedford County Board of Supervisors took action, by a 6-0 vote, that will give an $1,800 per year pay raise to county deputies who complete the police academy.
        The pay raise starts retroactive to Oct. 1 and will go to deputies ranked sergeant or below. The raises will also include animal control officers.