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Today's News

  • A thought on ending the strife

        I’ve been thinking about how to end the strife that’s been getting a lot of attention recently.
        No, I’m not talking about the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. I’m talking about the current hissing and spitting contest between the board of supervisors and the school board over the budget.

  • Personal agenda

        Attorney General Mark Herring continues to follow his own agenda, rather than the rule of law.
        Last week, Herring decided it was prudent to grant in-state tuition to some students who immigrated to Virginia illegally as children.
        The problem is, for the second time in just a few short months, he circumvented the legislative process, opting instead to bypass what Virginia law says and create his own law.

  • Posters help set the tone for 70th anniversary events

        The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be observed in Bedford with activities June 6-8, and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is seeking to get the town ready in expectation of visitors from all over the world.

  • CASA advocate manager leaving post

    After 11 years on the CASA staff in Bedford, Angela Mayfield is leaving.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These are trained volunteers who the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court can appoint, in cases that involve children, to investigate and advocate for the children’s interests. Mayfield served as the advocate manager for the Bedford area.
        Mayfield’s first experience with CASA was as a volunteer in 2001.

  • Career coaching makes vital difference

        Finding the right career is more vital than ever. To help with that, students at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) can take advantage of the services of a career coach.

  • After 8 decades, this '35 Ford Tudor still looks brand new

    Tommy Harper has a family car that has won numerous awards, including national awards in car shows. It even made an appearance in the February, 2014 edition of Automobile Magazine.

  • Y strives to help create a healthy community

        From the young to the elderly, the Bedford Area Family YMCA is helping area residents embrace healthier lifestyles. The hidden secret is the local Y is much, much more than a gymnasium—in who it touches, in what it offers to the community—it’s a cause.

        And May 14, the Y kicks off its campaign to raise funds so it can provide services to those who otherwise couldn’t afford them.
        
    The Y—So Much More

  • School board revisits budget

        The Bedford County School Board will move into cut mode Thursday night.
        Following a 5 p.m. closed session, the board is scheduled to hold a work session at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the School Board office. The work session will provide a chance for the board to begin cutting $4.8 million from the $42.8 million local funding budget proposal it previously passed and sent to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

  • Family protects property from future development

        Several hundred acres of Bedford County farmland is safe from development, thanks to action by Linwood and Pam Willoughby and two of their children.
        The Willoughbys own 350 acres in the Chamblissburg area and their daughter, Holly Willoughby, owns 205 adjoining acres. Another daughter, Rhonda Nunley, and her husband, Tom Nunley, own an additional 233 acres, separated from the others by a 600-foot wide strip of land. They all have put their land under a conservation easement with the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.

  • Gunnin' for gobblers

     

    See the above photo?  It defines both fun and commitment.

    It is a shot taken following this year's Bedford Outdoor Sportsmen Association's  (BOSA) Gunnin' for Gobblers, which took place recently.

    This program is a spring turkey hunt which is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.

    It is also a way to educate able-bodied individuals on how they can help a disabled friend or family member enjoy being in the outdoors once again.