Today's News

  • Sports Commentary: Lost-on Bost-on

      Great.  The Boston Bruins won this year’s Stanley Cup.

  • City council adopts budget

        Bedford City Council formally adopted the city’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year last week with no discussion. The vote was unanimous. A public hearing on the budget on May 24 drew no speakers.

  • Honors keep rolling in for State Champs

      It’s good to be king.

  • State champs feted, fitted

      More than a week has passed since Jefferson Forest nailed down the Boys Soccer AA State Championship.

  • Daughter takes over at Rapid Printing

        Sometimes something bad may work out for the best after all.

        Early last year, Liz Brown and her husband, Roger, were living in Florida. Roger Brown had a charter fishing business, operating out of a port in Florida’s panhandle, and Liz was controller for a management company that managed five restaurants.
        Then, in late April, an exploratory well  being   drilled  in   the  Gulf   of Mexico erupted.

  • 92-year-old identical twins still together

        Odesssa Payne Martin and Ora Payne Rossman have been together a long time. The identical twins were born on Nov. 24, 1918.

        They grew up on a farm in Huddleston where their father, John Ward Payne, raised wheat and corn. He farmed part-time.
        “Our daddy was a carpenter,” Odessa said.

  • Byron to seek reelection

        Delegate Kathy J. Byron (R-Campbell), chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, last week announced her candidacy for an eighth term representing the 22nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates.  Having already secured the Republican nomination, Byron’s name will appear on the ballot in the November 8 General Election.

  • Bedford area to get third delegate

        Thanks to redistricting, the Bedford area will now be represented by three people in the House of Delegates when the Virginia General Assembly reconvenes.

        This is because the 23rd House District has been expanded westward to include a portion of Bedford County. The 2010 census reflected an eastward population shift, which caused western districts to expand geographically. Lacey Putney’s district, which still includes large parts of the Bedford area, now reaches to the West Virginia line.

  • Parade on Tuesday!

    The Jefferson Forest boys soccer team will be honored with a parade this Tuesday morning.

     It will roll at 11 am, leaving from the Forest Middle School, onto Rt 221 to Perrowville Road past the high school and around the bus loop to the back of the school.   The players will then be available to autograph JF soccer posters.The Jefferson Forest boys soccer team will be honored with a parade on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m.

    The parade is to commemorate the team's State championship, the first by a Bedford County varsity team in more than five years.

  • Police remove more than 40 cats from Bedford home

        Bedford Police removed more than 40 cats from a residence on Woodside Court in Bedford Thursday. Charges have now been filed.
        The following warrants were obtained Friday in the case for Carolyn Andrews Creasy, 53, of Bedford: two counts of animal cruelty or neglect; one count to fail to vaccinate for rabies; one  count owning more than five animals within the city of Bedford.