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Today's News

  • Kanode named Teacher of the Year

        Big Island Elementary’s Mona Kanode wears many hats.

        She serves as the school’s guidance counselor, media specialist and principal’s designee.
        Now she has another hat to wear: Bedford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 2019.
        The honor was announced last Thursday at a banquet. Kanode had previously been designated as one of three finalists for the honor.

  • Three vying for GOP nod debate at LU

        Three candidates for the Republican nomination for Senate, E. W. Jackson, Nick Freitas  and Corey Stewart, met in a live televised debate at Liberty University Thursday night.

        It was initially a polite debate with all three candidates agreeing on a number of questions.
        All three    disliked    the budget bill that was passed by Congress last month.

  • LTP seeking sponsors

        “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  • Church breathes new life into former Bulletin building

        Bedrock Community Church has breathed new life into the building on East Main Street that served as the Bedford Bulletin’s home for 23 years. The Bulletin moved to its current home on West Depot Street and the building sat vacant until the church purchased it in March 2017.

  • Car show will benefit man with cancer

        Richard Cunningham is organizing a cruise-in to benefit Charles “Chuck” Forrest, a Body Camp neighbor.

        “He’s got cancer,” Cunningham said.
        It’s lung cancer and the goal of the cruise-in is to raise money to help Forrest with the medical bills for his treatment.
        Forrest, who is 64 and lives near the former Body Camp Elementary School, is a truck driver and has also worked on cars in the Body Camp community for years.

  • No name change for road

        A street won’t be renamed following a public hearing Monday on the request.
        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, during its regular session, on a petition by Cynthia Chamberland to rename the street she lives on, in Gillfield Village, from Laura’s Home Place to Promise Way.

  • Judge denies bond

        A Vinton man, facing 10 felony charges, remains in jail after having his bond request denied in General District Court April 11.
        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Edward Brown III on East Augusta Ave in Vinton.

  • DeLong wins VEA Award for Teaching Excellence

        Bedford County Education Association President Crystal DeLong, social studies teacher at Liberty High School, has received the 2018-2019 Virginia Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence. 
        This is the highest award VEA offers for teaching excellence in the Commonwealth. The winner earns $500 and becomes Virginia’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.

  • County set to adopt budget

        The General Assembly still has not adopted a new state budget. Bedford County, however, will have a budget after May 14, regardless of whether state legislators have finished their work by then.

  • TOY finalists

        In addition to Mona Kanode, two other educators from Bedford County Public Schools were designated as finalists for Teacher of the Year: Suzanne Coleman and Lisa Elliott.
        Suzanne Coleman has been teaching at Boonsboro Elementary since 2001. This year she is working in a coaching role as the math specialist for the building. She has enjoyed working with students of all grade levels this year.