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Today's News

  • Cujo ready to be unleashed

     Bedford’s own boxing sensation, light heavyweight Scott Sigmon, is deep into his training schedule, getting ready to bring boxing back to the area.  Sigmon, a.k.a.

  • Breaking news: Long-time Bedford County educator hired as Culpeper County superintendent

    Following the somewhat tumultuous hiring of a new superintendent in Bedford County last month, the assistant superintendent of schools in the county will be leaving to become superintendent of Culpeper County Schools.

        The Culpeper County School Board voted unanimously during its regular meeting Monday to appoint Dr. Bobbi F. Johnson as its new superintendent, effective July 1. Johnson was selected following a nationwide search that culminated in 23 applicants and five finalists for the position.

  • Saved by the belt

    A crash on U. S. 460, Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., ultimately involved four cars, one purchased earlier that day.

        According to the Virginia State Police, a 2007 Corvettedriven by David Steven Rosenberg, 37, of Lynchburg was traveling west when it struck a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by David Jeffrey Miller, 34, of Goode. The Explorer was westbound at about 55 mph and police say the Corvette was traveling at about 80 mph.

  • County budget

    Bedford County’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the county budget Monday night before a nearly empty auditorium. Four citizens, other than county staff, turned out and two spoke. Both aimed their comments at the Sheriff’s Office.

        Billy Hackworth, a frequent critic of Sheriff Mike Brown, said that the sheriff’s budget should be cut by $1 million this year, followed by an additional $1 million cut next year.

        “He wastes money,” said Hackworth.

  • 90-year-old veteran recalls service in WWII

    Back in October, 1942, a young man from Brooklyn named Angelo Basile, received a written invitation from the U. S. Army to personally participate in World War II.

        Basile ended up in the 80th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Blue Ridge Division.” Its division patch, which Basile wore on his dress uniform, featured three bluish mountains. Today, he lives among those mountains. He and his wife, Mary, reside with their son, Philip, on the Bedford County side of Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Pilot program on short list for stimulus funding

    At least one of the two dozen projects submitted by the city of Bedford for funding through the $800 billion federal stimulus package is on the short list for approval.

        Bedford has made the semi-final list of projects seeking $77 million of funding through the clean water revolving fund. Bedford’s proposed project is a water reuse project, one of seven such projects being considered for that funding. Bedford’s request, at $165,000, is small compared to others. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District has a $10.2 million water reuse project proposal.

  • There can be a high cost when businesses get assistance from the government

    The cost of doing business with the government became clear last month and everyone should take a long hard look at those consequences: Bailout-mania comes with a heavy price tag. Just ask Rick Wagoner.

  • Letters

    Bedford Ride needs high-speed Internet

        County Supervisors and other groups are working to have high speed Internet available to all or most county residents who are interested.

  • Budget makes some progress towards getting the deficit under control
  • A fiscally irresponsible budget

    Just days ago the House Democrats pushed through their budget resolution for fiscal year 2010,  a $3.6 trillion budget resolution which spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much.  This fiscally irresponsible budget, which I voted against, will significantly increase the tax burden on American families and small businesses to pay for new wasteful government spending while heaping trillions of dollars of debt on future generations.  Facing a slowing economy and an increased cost of living, Americans have to tighten their belts and carefully budget their hard-earned m