Today's News

  • Liberty opens playoffs at Botetourt

    The Minutemen get another shot at the Cavs. This time, Liberty won?t be facing their arch-rivals from the East. Instead, these Cavaliers are situated to the west.

    Liberty opens its second season, hitting the road for an opening-round playoff game with Lord Botetourt.

    Liberty is the number 5 seed in Region III, Division 3, while Botetourt is the number 4 seed. Botetourt (4-6) got the higher seed than Liberty (5-5) due to the VHSL points system, despite a worse record.

  • Bedford Mended Hearts celebrates seventh anniversary of organization

    Bedford Mended Hearts ended October by celebrating its seventh birthday.

    Mended Hearts is a national organization dedicated to providing support to heart patients and their families. Most are people who have had a cardiac event and have lived to tell about it. The telling about it is what Mended hearts is all about. These people volunteer to encourage others who are going through the same thing that they survived.

    They can bring the message, " I made it, and so can you."

  • Putney honored by dental community

    Virginia's dental community held a reception at The Inn at Trivium to honor Delegate Lacey Putney on Oct. 30.

    The group noted that Putney was instrumental in securing funds for a new building at Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) School of Dentistry. This will allow the dental school to expand its class size.

  • Business has plans for property

    A family business, HLC Innovations, now owns the old Bunker Hill plant on Va. 122, south of Bedford and has commercial plans for it.

    Monday night, Don Rowe, a Bedford Attorney representing Howard Noel, one of HLC's partners, spoke to the county planning commission.

    Noel has three commercial plans for the extensive complex. One will be a custom counter top shop, producing granite counter tops.

  • County to hold informational meeting

    Bedford County residents, potential neighbors of the proposed Oakwood Villas development, will have a chance to learn more about it tomorrow night. A neighborhood informational meeting will be held Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the County Administration Building's ground floor training room.

  • Group seeks help in finding final production items for documentary

    The Johnson Group, a film production company doing a documentary on Bedford, has entered the final stage of its project.

    According to Joe Fab, The Johnson Group's vice president, work began on the documentary in 2005. One of the first things the group filmed was the Civil War street battle held that summer. After spending two years gathering more than 100 hours of video, the company is now in post-production. That involves turning this into a 90 minute film. Fab said that this target is chosen because it is the amount of time that the group can expect to keep an audience engaged.

  • Bringing WWII to life

    While many Bedford area residents are familiar with Civil War reenactors, two Liberty High School seniors reenact soldiers from a more recent conflict.

    David Seamster and Josh Grimstead portray World War II soldiers from the 29th Division. Their age adds to their authenticity as they are close to the age of the men who actually fought in that conflict. Bob Slaughter, a Roanoke D-Day veteran who spearheaded the effort for the National D-Day Memorial, was 19 when he came ashore that June morning.

  • Cavs top Liberty in regular season finale

    Judging from the reaction of the crowd at Sabre Stadium and from the jubilant Forest players, one might have thought that it was the Cavs that were advancing to the playoffs.

    For the Cav faithful, who had endured a season of disappointment, Forest?s drubbing of Liberty in the regular season finale seemed to be the desired salve.

  • Touchy, touchy—commentary

    Recently, two prominent and well-respected figures from the world of sports were insulted, or so we have been led to believe. Joe Gibbs, the past and present guru of the Washington Redskins, was supposedly disrespected when the New England Patriots continued to pile up the points after the game was already firmly decided. Joe Torre, skipper of the New York Yankees, was insulted by the paltry sum that was offered to him by the Yanks to return for another year. Torre opted to hang up his pinstripes.

  • Local volley ballers wrap up season with trips to Regionals

    Both the Liberty and the Jefferson Forest volleyball programs proved that they are on the upswing, as each advanced to Regional play last week. The advancement comes as the two squads nabbed the number 3 and 4 slots in the Seminole District Tournament that was hosted by Liberty.

    Both teams were resilient, bouncing back from an opening game loss to sweep the next three games for the win. Liberty dispatched Heritage, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23. Forest took care of Amherst, 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, 25-11.