Today's News

  • River rushing toward post-season

    By Jeff McClintock

    Special correspondent

  • Turning the other cheek

    What do you do if somebody murders 45 members of your family, including your sister and her seven children?

        That’s what happened to Pastor Deo Gashagaza, of Living Church, an independent church in Rwanda. In 1994 members of the Hutu tribe massacred members of the Tutsi tribe, and any Hutus that got in their way. An estimated 800,000 people died during a 100 day period. He visited this area recently speaking about his ministry.
        “This situation was too bad for my heart,” said Pastor Gashagaza.

  • Program targets teen drivers

    Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute has been studying teen drivers for some time.

        Last week, in conjunction with AAA Mid-Atlantic, the institute conducted its first Teen Driver Safety Days. On Oct. 20, a group of Bedford County sophomores, about 300 of them from all three high schools, became the second group of high school students to experience this four-hour program. Montgomery County students had gone through the day before.

  • Supervisors agree on several spending requests

        A series of capital improvement requests with a total price tag of $1.3 million was greeted with caution from the Bedford County Board of Supervisors at its regular Monday night meeting. The 18 requests ranged in cost from $20,000 for the county’s on-line plan review system to $400,000 for emergency apparatus for fire and rescue.

  • Hurt vs. Perriello comes down to the wire

    By Tom Wilmoth
    and John Barnhart

        Voters will head to the polls this coming Tuesday, Nov. 2, in one of the more anticipated mid-term elections across this nation in some time.

  • Toler, Whorley seek school board seat

    Voters in Bedford County’s District 3 will elect a new school board member on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of David Black who resigned the seat this summer because of a job move to North Carolina.

    Cheryl Toler

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Oct. 20, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Bedford VFD portrait drive

  • Church news (week of Oct. 20, 2010)


    Fall Revival
        The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Bunker Hill Community, where the Rev. Jesse Waller is pastor, will be having Fall Revival Oct. 18-22. The preacher for the week will be Elder Johnny W. Hunt. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. nightly with church services starting at 7:30 nightly. Area choirs will be there nightly.

    Colonial Bible Institute class

  • Government spending reaches record levels

    Just days ago the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the details on the extraordinary increase in deficit spending by the federal government during the past two fiscal years.  CBO announced that over the last two years the federal government has increased spending by a startling 21.4 percent.  Unfortunately these numbers further demonstrate what most Americans already know – the federal government’s budget is increasing at an unsustainable pace.

  • Farm use requirements have changed

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown, www.bedfordcountysheriff.org, 540-586-4800 Emergency: Dial 9-1-1