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Today's News

  • Council begins work on city budget

    If reversion is approved for next year, and Bedford changes from a city to a town, the 2013-2014 budget will take on an entirely different look, according to City Manager Charles Kolakowski.
        But this year’s budget proposal has a similar flavor to recent budgets submitted to council for consideration: city services are funded as the economy continues to impact the bottom line.

  • Students earn trip to International Science Fair

        The submissions by two Bedford County students have earned them the right to represent their region at the  International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., next week.

        In the Engineering category, Stuart Robertson of Staunton River High School received first place and Grand Award honors at the Central Virginia Regional Science Fair—as well as the National Society of Professional Engineer’s Award for his project—entitled “The effect of fractal design on antenna capability.”

  • Schools will probably get the $3.5 million

    Monday night, prior to their regular meeting, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a work session which included a presentation on the school budget.

  • They're back!

        They’re big, loud and have bulging red eyes. There are millions of them and wildlife as well as pet dogs think they are delicious. A few people have even admitted to eating them.

        The cicadas are here!

  • The Bedford Columns opens its doors to public

        Those who visited The Bedford Columns Sunday discovered elegance at its best as they went from room to room in the remodeled dream-come-true for owners Brian and Vickie Runk.

        The Grand Opening of the event and conference center in Bedford was the culmination of an 18-month transformation for the historic building that last housed an assisted living facility.

  • Vaden resigns from school board

        On Thursday, Bedford County School Board Chairman Dave Vaden announced his resignation from the board, effective May 18.
        Vaden cited illness and health issues within his immediate family, financial considerations and business opportunities that have caused his family to relocate.

  • Board provides some relief for bus drivers

        Carol Owen has driven a school bus in Bedford County for 28 years.    

        “It takes a special person to drive a school bus,” she told members of the Bedford County School Board last Thursday. And if the health benefit offered to the drivers is changed, many of the drivers might leave, she warned.

  • Teacher of the Year finalists

        Three Bedford County teachers have been named as finalists for the school system’s Teacher of the Year award.

        The award will be announced at a dinner on June 7.
        The three teachers include Kristen Cunningham of Staunton River High School, Kristina Karnes from Staunton River Middle School and David Webb from Jefferson Forest High School.

    Kristen Cunningham

  • Sports commentary: a big kick

      For a number of reasons, I'm a football guy.

  • Lady Cav two-day win

      The JF girls soccer team may change its TV viewing preference from ESPNU to the Weather Channel.