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Today's News

  • Two decomposing bodies found at Evington home

    Two decomposing bodies have been discovered at an Evington home.

    On Saturday July 19, at 1:30 p.m., a Bedford County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home at Tucker Terrace, Evington, after receiving a call from a neighbor, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • Centerfest Corner

        As each week passes we are that much closer to the 33rd annual Centerfest! This year’s festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 and will encompass almost the entirety of the downtown Bedford area.

  • What have conservative Republicans done?

        Who, exactly, is not working with whom?
        During these fierce ideological battles that have so long divided Washington, people really ought to ask themselves a fundamental question.
        What have conservative Republicans ever really done for anybody? Can anyone tell me?
        I’m not talking about starting wars or supporting policies that protect them and their wealth, such as tax cuts for the rich, which have proven to be disastrous.

  • Maybe a cold shower would help

        I see that this summer has brought Rick Howell to the boiling point. I really don’t know why as it doesn’t seem to be unusually hot and Mr. Howell grew up in the Bedford area — I believe he graduated from Liberty High School in 1975 — so he should be used to Virginia summers.
        Maybe it’s because he’s a hard-core left-winger living in a predominantly conservative area. He would be politically middle of the road in San Francisco.

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  • Hitting the links for Luke

     

    Sometimes, you're dealt a lousy hand.

    Sometimes that bum deal comes at the most inopportune of times.

    Sometimes it comes in a form that is both stunning and mystifying.

    And when such misfortune strikes, it is in our human nature to lash out in anger or to wallow in introspective pity.

    Not Luke Arrington.

    The 18-year old native of Bedford County was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the blood.

  • Future taking root in the present

     

    Good high school sports teams are not made overnight.

    In nearly every sport, the work and development which takes place well before high school is what translates into success on the varsity fields and courts.

    Such developmental efforts were on display in the Liberty and Forest zones last week.

    The Bedford Area YMCA hosted a basketball camp, while the Forest Youth Athletic Association fields were the site of a football camp.

  • Islanders eye playoffs

     

    They'll get a breather.  Then things will really heat up for the American Legion Post 217 Big Island baseball crew.

    Coming off a week in which they played six games, the Islanders will head for the post-season, ready or not.

    The good news?  Big Island will host the District 10 tournament this weekend at Jim Thacker Field, at Forest Middle School.

    "We've been to Danville and we've been to Brookville," said Head Coach Kelley Russell.  "It's time to play on our home field."

  • Sports commentary: Cup-idity

     

    I hope none of you depend upon me when placing your wagers.

    If so, you'd have really been in trouble for any World Cup betting.

    In last week's column, I blithely selected Brazil to top the Netherlands in the finale.

    When you read that, you might have thought, "What a dummkopf!  Those two teams didn't even make the finals."

    You may have especially thought that if you are from Germany, the country that actually won the crown.

  • Centerfest Corner

    By Amanda Adams
    Bedford Main Street Executive director

        Would you believe it’s been 33 years since Bedford hosted its first Centerfest? Thirty-three years and this amazing festival is still the Bedford event of the year that draws thousands of people into Centertown!