Today's News

  • School, business partnership pays off

    A partnership between Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) electricity program and Southern Air has paid off for both.

        Aaron Payne teaches the electricity course at BSTC, a two-year program. Payne hails from Philadelphia and has been teaching for 14 years, five of them at BSTC. Like many people teaching vocational programs, Payne has actually worked in the trade.

        “Before teaching, I was an electrical superintendent,” he said. “I worked for Moore’s Electric.”

  • Liberty gets run for its money

    Liberty may have a 10-2 record.

    The Minutemen may be ranked in the top ten of the state AA poll (AP Writers).

  • Liberty hoopsters bid farewell to Coach Koenig

    Liberty High’s basketball program was stunned by the passing away of junior varsity head coach Carl Koenig.

  • Commentary - A gentleman and a gentle man

      If it were up to most people, they would want to leave this earth doing something that they loved.

    Such was the case for Carl Koenig, who passed away last Wednesday morning.

  • Local man receives honors 65 years after World War II

    Rudolph Gand was presented with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Bedford’s National Guard Armory last week.

        The medals weren’t awarded for action in either Iraq or Afghanistan in combat against Islamic extremists. They came from service in Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines against the Japanese. It only took 65 years for Gand to actually receive them.

        The presentation finally took place due to Congressman Tom Perriello’s action.

  • Hospital dedicates chapel painting

    Bedford Memorial Hospital dedicated, last week, an original pastel painting for the hospital’s chapel.

        The painting, entitled “A Very Strong Evening,” is the work of James Underwood, a Bedford  artist.

  • Luncheon promotes women’s heart health

        The number one cause of death in women is not breast cancer. According to Sybil Calhoun, cardiovascular manager at Bedford Memorial Hospital, it’s heart attack. Calhoun said that heart attacks kill 500,000 women every year.

        This is why Bedford Memorial Hospital began holding an annual women’s wellness luncheon each year. This will be the fifth year it has done this.

  • Planning Commission approves docks

    The Bedford County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a community dock project in the Goodview area. The project brought out a number of neighbors who spoke against it at a public hearing that preceded the vote.

        The dock project will consist of four docks with a total of 46 boat slips, intended to serve residents in a proposed residential development called The Preserve. The Preserve, covering 52 acres, consists of single family attached units.

  • County moves forward with broadband initiative

     Prior to its regular meeting Monday night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors met as the county’s broadband authority.

        The authority met in closed session. According to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, the supervisors were briefed on two replies from companies on requests for proposals (RFP) concerning the county’s broadband initiative. This initiative seeks to bring broadband service to areas of the county where it is not currently available.


  • The Golden Age of Radio

        The Bedford Museum has created a radio display with items ranging from a floor model presented to Bedford High School in 1938 to a radio made from a razor blade and a safety pin.

        It’s not in the Museum, however. The display can be viewed at the Bedford Central Library. Doug Cooper, the Museum’s manager, puts up a display in the Library every year.