Today's News

  • Hour of Code

        Students at Moneta Elementary School joined millions of students from around the world last week in an Hour of Code, a part of Computer Science Education Week.

  • Board looks at middle school options

        A design committee, consisting of school officials and community and student representatives, met early this month and settled on two possible designs for the new middle school that will be built in the Liberty zone.

  • The day that will forever live in infamy

    By   James F. Burns    

        I miss a man I never met.  Howard Keniston.  He had two sons.  He lost two sons.  On the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941—a day that shall indeed “forever live in infamy.”

  • Too many guns, and no shame

        Wednesday, Dec. 2, was just another beautiful day in the Gun Massacre Capital of the World.
    Yep, one more gun massacre. By count, it was the 355th such shooting of the year, which, at the time made for an average of slightly more than one per day.
        But you know what? Too many Americans just really aren’t all that concerned about it. Our gun-worship culture has now developed a ritual of reaction every time there’s another mass shooting.

  • Roast Turkey?

        An item that circulated on Facebook shortly before Thanksgiving shows a photo of President Barack Obama talking on a phone with text reading “What will you have for Thanksgiving dinner?” Below that is a photo of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, also talking on a phone with text that reads “Turkey.”

  • Disgusting

    t was a disgusting column.
        Linda Stasi of the New York Daily News wrote a column this week equating one of the 14 victims of the San Bernardino , California, mass shooting to the shooters themselves.

  • Salem man faces drug, gun charges

        At 1:50 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call to the Shop-In Convenience Store located at 7865 Jordantown Rd.
        According to a press release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller reported there was a Nissan Pathfinder parked on the side parking lot of the store with a man in it. The vehicle had been there for two hours and he, the lone occupant, seemed to be unresponsive.

  • Service honors Vietnam era veterans

        Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by Bedford, late Friday afternoon, to hold a ceremony honoring Vietnam and Vietnam era veterans.

        The event, held at Bedford’s new Army Reserve Center, was held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Although the U. S. had military advisers in South Vietnam, beginning in the 1950s, large scale involvement by combat troops began in 1965. The Reserve Center is due to be named in honor of two Bedford County Army reservists who were killed in Vietnam.

  • English Meadows Elks Home lights up for Christmas

        Mike Williams and Steve Orr have, once again, kept a promise they made to the Bedford community when they bought the Elks National Home in 2014.

        For the second year, English Meadows Elks Home Campus is lighting up the night with the Christmas light display that has made the Elks Home famous over the decades.

  • SRHS raising funds for new sign

        Staunton River High School is looking to replace its school sign with a modern digital sign. And, the new sign won’t cost the taxpayers a thing. The school’s PTSA is spearheading the effort to raise the money to pay for the project.

        The effort is getting close to its goal.
        According to Alvin Gable, chairman of the PTSA committee that’s handling the effort, the PTSA has now raised $16,000 and has $7,000 left to raise to pay for the sign.