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Today's News

  • Love of horses leads to competitive riding

        Gabrielle Clauser, a Bedford County homeschooler who recently turned 15, loves horses.

        She’s been riding since she was 7 and is planing on becoming a veterinarian specializing in horses.
        The love of horses started with a summer camp. Clauser said that her mother asked her if she wanted to go to summer camp. Summer camps were not exactly her cup of tea, but this one involved horses. That got her attention and she decided to try it.

  • Woodson humbled by teaching honor

        When Debra Woodson was named Bedford County’s Teacher of the Year, it was as if her entire educational career passed before her eyes.

        “It was very exciting,” she said of the announcement made at a banquet earlier this month. “I never expected it in a million years. I was just so surprised.”

  • JF's Katie Cousins named Gatorade National Player of the Year

        Bedford County lays claim to being the best in several areas.

        The county seat proclaims itself to be “The World’s Best Little Town.” 
        Many feel the Peaks of Otter are the most scenic mountains in Virginia.
        Olde Liberty Station has one of the best cheesecakes you’ll ever sample.
        Add to that list:  The best high school girls soccer player in the nation.

  • Vote to delay school closing issue failed

        A request to delay a decision on closing either Moneta Elementary School or Body Camp Elementary school failed on two separate votes Thursday night during a meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

  • Area residents speak out

        An occasionally angry crowd of parents filled the auditorium at Staunton River High School for a public hearing held so they could voice their opinions on the possibility of closing an elementary school in the Staunton River attendance zone.
        “This is an information hearing,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler as he opened the public hearing. Hostutler said the school  board  was  there  to gather public input and would not answer questions at that time.

  • Supervisors hear from public, too

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors heard from a group of area residents, at its regular meeting last week, urging the board not to close Moneta Elementary School.
        The meeting was held on a Tuesday night, rather than the usual Monday night, because of the Memorial Day holiday. The supervisors hold a citizen comment period at the beginning of each meeting.

  • Schools reap rewards of promoting positive behavior

        A new initiative to promote positive behavior in Bedford County Public Schools is showing impressive results. And people are noticing.

  • Events planned this week for 70th anniversary of D-Day

        Bedford’s focus will once again turn to that fateful day, 70 years ago, when Operation Overlord commenced and the men of Co. A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division joined thousands of others as they stormed the beaches of Normandy.
        It was June 6, 1944, and the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower echoed through the heart of a nation; the heart of the men who would be carrying out the mission:

  • County's Tourism Director leaving post here

        Bedford County Director of Tourism Sergei Troubetzkoy is leaving his position here to become the city of Lynchburg’s director of tourism.
        Lynchburg City Manager Kim Payne announced Tuesday that he had appointed Troubetzkoy to that position, effective July 2.

  • School Board to discuss school closings Thurs.

        They’ve toured the schools; they’ve listened to hours of comments from the public.

        They’ve had phone calls and emails.
        They’ve seen the signs; they’ve answered questions from the media.
        Now, it’s time to decide—maybe.