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Today's News

  • Russia would lose a war with the U . S.

        There have been a couple of incidents in the air over Syria involving U. S. aircraft and Syrian aircraft. In one incident, a Syrian unmanned arial vehicle (UAV) was approaching Syrian rebels being trained to fight Islamic State. It appeared on a run to drop or launch some sort of munition. An American plane shot it down.

  • Jefferson Forest sister duos discuss soccer journeys

    Jefferson Forest girls soccer has a long tradition of success and these three families were lucky enough to enjoy it twice.

    The O’Bryant, Ratliff and Yeager sisters each played on JF’s team, with at least one of the sisters winning a State championship.

    Jessica and Carter O’Bryant are four years apart and unfortunately never got to play together, but Jessica was in attendance when Carter captured the State championship.

  • Oakwood gets a facelift

        Oakwood’s second floor has received a major renovation as part of Bedford Memorial’s overall makeover. The second floor is dedicated to long term rehabilitation.

  • Learning about WWII

        The National D-Day Memorial held its annual D-Day Camp last week. The day camp, designed for children in the upper elementary school grades, used hands-on activities to teach children about World War II.

  • Northam, Gillespie set for fall battle

        Last week’s gubernatorial primary didn’t produce any surprise winners, but it still didn’t turn out as largely predicted.
        Democrat Ralph Northam sailed to a more sizable win than had been thought likely, as he cashed in all the chips he’d gathered over the last few years.

  • Finding gold

        Two weeks ago a group of people got a look at Bedford’s newest business when Beale’s Brewery opened its doors to host a party. The brew-pub will hold a soft opening this Thursday at noon and open to the public on Saturday.
        This development recycles existing developed property. Instead of plowing over undeveloped land, the developer made use of one of the old industrial buildings that have been moldering along the railroad tracks for decades.

  • The Calvin Rice Room

        Calvin Rice is well-known to visitors at the Peaks of Otter. As well he should be. Rice has worked along the Parkway since 1958 and much of that time was spent at the Peaks of Otter Lodge after it opened in 1964.
        Now Rice will be remembered for years to come as visitors gather in the Calvin Rice Room at the Lodge, officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The room, which has a splendid view of Abbott Lake and Sharp Top, can be used for conferences, wedding receptions and other events held there.

  • SOVA Innovation Center opens in New London

        A new research facility, the MBC/Adaptrum SOVA Innovation has opened at the former Center for Advanced Engineering and Research facility at the New London Center for Business and Technology.

  • Chamber gets 4-star status

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has been granted 4-Star Accredited status with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce for the third time in a row. The Chamber must reapply for accreditation every five years and has maintained this status for the last 10 years.

  • Summer Sessions: Men of Summer

    Jefferson Forest’s football team kicked off its Men of Summer program on June 12.

    The six week program runs Monday through Thursday from 7-10:30 a.m.