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Today's News

  • 1st degree murder charge certified

         A first degree murder charge against a Bedford woman, accused of smothering her 1-year-old son with a stuffed animal last February, has been certified to a Bedford County grand jury, following a preliminary hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday morning.

  • Budget work begins

        The first public hearing on the upcoming school budget will be held this Thursday, Feb. 5, in the school board conference room, at 7 p.m.
        This year’s budget season is likely to be much like the past few, as the board has to crunch dollars and make decisions on raises, technology upgrades, healthcare premiums and school operations. There will be plenty of decisions the school board will have to make when it comes to spending the dollars it will receive.

  • Waze App concerns police

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown believes Google’s Waze App should be modified to not allow law enforcement officers to be tracked.
        Brown explained that the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is concerned that those who have grievances with law enforcement could use the App feature to plan or carry out an attack on officers. He said while it hasn’t been directly linked to the shooting of two officers in New York City, the suspect who carried out those attacks had been using that App.

  • Council rezones property on Edmund Street

    last week, rezoned property on Edmund Street from Planned Residential District (PRD) to Commercial (M-1).
        The move clears the way for Walter Siehien, owner of Blue Ridge Optics, to build a new facility to expand his business. Blue Ridge Optics makes optics that send laser beams precisely where engineers want them to go. These optics are used in defense, medical and industrial applications.

  • Gardener preaches the organic way

    By Patricia C. Held

  • Bedford Memorial Hospital sponsors Health, Wellness Fair

        Bedford Memorial Hospital held its Community Health and Wellness Fair, Friday morning.

  • Mission to end bullying moves ahead

    His mission lives on.

        Last year, Town Councilman Robert Carson started an anti-bullying initiative.  He started it by distributing buttons urging people to take a stand against bullying. This year, along with a pledge for students to sign, he has drawn up a pledge for parents.
        “Most of the issues we have in school are not school issues, they are parental issues,” he said.

  • Golden Eagles, Lady Cavs in a dilly

     

    Going into Saturday evening's ladies' hoops tilt between Staunton River and Jefferson Forest, we were confident of two things.  First, the scoreboard was unlikely to get much of a workout.  Second, the girls on the court were likely to get one.

    Such anticipation proved prescient as the Lady Eagles and Lady Cavs worked like the dickens for a meager quantity of points.  In the end, it was River's scant pile of beans which outweighed that of its northern neighbor, 43-39.

  • Talking it out

        With some key funding issues on the menu, the Bedford County School Board and Supervisors met face to face Monday.
        The joint work session had members of both boards seated at tables in a semicircle facing the audience in the supervisors’ meeting chamber.

    New middle school

  • Senior Sneakers

        A batch of pedometers, provided by a Home Instead grant, gave Stewart Saunders an idea.