Today's News

  • JF takes DH from SR

      On any given evening, anyone might step up.

  • Sports commentary: I had royal wedding fever

      I can only compare the mania over the recent royal wedding with one other thing:  the Super Bowl.

  • Wild week for Lady Cav booters

      Jefferson Forest’s girls soccer team has played less than half its Seminole contests.

  • Eco Village gets six thumbs up

    Lynchburg College’s plan for camping facilities—dubbed an Eco Village—at Claytor Nature Study Center is on its way to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors with the County Planning Commission’s blessing. The commission voted, Monday night, to recommend it by a 6-1 vote. District 4 planning commissioner Frederic Fralick cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • Second annual Cystic Fibrosis car show set for Saturday

    The Bedford area’s second annual Cystic Fibrosis Car Show is this Saturday. Donna Meador organizes the event to raise money for research on the disease that killed her son, Corey W. Flowers. Flowers was 26 when he died early last year. Meador chose the car show event because her son was a serious automotive enthusiast.

        According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Web site, the disease is caused by a defective gene. This defect causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus.

  • Harrison honored at assembly

    Exxon Mobil has a vested interest in making sure America’s youth are well vested in math and science, according to Bob Ball, the company’s external affairs manager for the southeastern part of the United States. A local student helped put a face on that effort last month.

        “We hire a lot of scientists, mathematicians and engineers,” Ball commented at an assembly at Liberty High School last week.

  • Bedford landmark topples

        The Rubatex water tower has been a highly visible Bedford landmark for nearly 60 years.

         According to Larry Brookshier, a former owner of the company, the tower was built in 1952 to hold water to fight fires at the plant. At that time Bedford only had two-inch water mains, and those did not provide sufficient water pressure. Years later, the city upgraded its water mains to eight-inch lines and the tower was no longer needed.

  • Cleaning up the Lake

    By Peter Sawyer

  • What changed Thursday in the school budget?

    By  a 6-2 vote, the Bedford County School Board approved an amended 2011-2012 Budget Thursday, following a $1.1 million funding reduction from Bedford County.

        Areas where the board agreed to reduce funding included:
        • More than $760,000 moved from the Maintenance Project Fund;
        • $250,000 cut from the Title 1 program;
        • $200,000 cut from the Blended Learning program;

  • Bedford Primary School to remain open

    In a surprising turn of events, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to keep Bedford Primary School open. The school will house pre-school, kindergarten and first grade next year with only the second grade moving to Bedford Elementary School.

        Controversy has surrounded the school budget ever since the School Board proposed closing the school early this year. The School Board and Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch have been at odds with the County Board of Supervisors, parents of students at BPS and even, at times, with each other.