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Today's News

  • Lifetime of service honored

        Calvin Woodford was honored this year by the Bedford County Farm Bureau for his service to the community. Woodford has lived all his life in Moneta.

        Woodford’s father, Samuel “Pete” Woodford, was a farmer. He was a World War I veteran and Calvin Woodford said that his father only had one lung; he believes this was because his father was gassed in the war. He still has his father’s helmet and gas mask. His father also suffered from tuberculosis.

  • Festival of Trees

    The Bedford Welcome Center’s fourth annual Festival of Trees is now on display.

        “We have 20 trees this year,” said Sue Trussell, who oversees the project.
        As always, people vote for their favorite tree and each vote costs $1. Each tree is dedicated to a local non-profit organization and all those dollars that accumulate during the festival go to the charity represented by the winning tree.

  • Local EMT travels north to provide much-needed help

        For his first few days hauling fuel in New York and New Jersey to help that area deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Bryan Adams had an armed escort.

        The need was great and people were tired of waiting.
        “At first it was kind of scary,” Adams said. “After a week or so it began to settle down.”

  • Seminole on a roll

      The Seminole District proved why it is considered to be among the elite of Virginia football.  Adding to an already impressive season, the district saw two of its members clinch Region III championships Friday night.

  • Almost starting from scratch

      It wasn't enough to graduate two of the best players the Staunton River girls program has seen.  That happened when Jodi Salyer and Shaniesha Robinson picked up their sheepskins last June.  

  • Golden Eagle hoops men look iffy

      When you get poached, you may become a poacher, yourself.

  • Minettes feast on Golden Eagles in hoops opener

      My, the tables have turned.

  • Sports commentary: Big Ten Terps

      The news was not enough to dampen the joy in my heart which came from that lush array of turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie.

  • Supervisors will consider eight districts

        A suggestion by District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson to consider creating an eighth district in Bedford County, as part of the rezoning required with Bedford’s reversion to town status, caused a sharp debate among the supervisors at a regular meeting on Nov. 14.
        The measure passed on a 4-2 vote with District 4 Supervisor John Sharp and District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek casting the opposing votes. Board Chairman Steve Arrington was absent.

  • Demanding answers on the Benghazi attack

    It has now been two months since a group of hostile Islamic radicals attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, including two Navy SEALS. Unfortunately, today we know little more about the events leading up to that attack then we did two months ago.