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Today's News

  • School bus driver injured in incident Tuesday

    The driver of a Head Start bus traveling on Va. 122 near Big Island was injured Tuesday morning when something blew off of a tractor-trailer and struck the windshield of the bus.

        According to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools, the bus, which had 10 children on board, was en route to Big Island Elementary when the accident occurred. The tractor-trailer, he said, was heading south when the item flew off of it and shattered the windshield glass.

  • Mann pleads in methadone death case

    A 33-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty last week to providing the drugs that led to the death of another Bedford man.

        Jason Carroll Mann, 33, had been accused of supplying the fatal dosage to Matthew Stewart Hamilton in February 2010, and had been facing a second-degree murder charge against him. But last Tuesday, Mann pleaded guilty to distributing methadone and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. He received a 10-year sentence, with seven of those years suspended.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

        Montvale Elementary School has two children who fit these definitions. One is a boy named Justin Ford, a fourth grader who showed great courage last year.

  • BCSO deputy, charged with DUI, terminated

        The investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, arrested in Campbell County early Sunday morning, March 27, has lost his job with the department.

        Friday afternoon Sheriff Mike Brown said, following an internal investigation, Joshua Hubbard, 30, had been terminated from employment with the BCSO.

  • What Dr. Schuch had to say on Tuesday

        “We’re moving forward.”

  • Supervisors say they won't support closing the school

        Dr. Douglas Schuch, Bedford County’s superintendent of schools, found himself in the hot seat at a Board of Supervisors meeting Monday evening.    
        After Julie Bennington, vice chairman of the school board gave the supervisors a rundown on the school budget, which includes closing Bedford Primary School, introducing a blended learning program and a 1 percent pay raise for school employees, District 1 Supervisor Dale Wheeler welcomed Dr. Schuch to “the wolf’s lair.”

  • School Board votes to close Bedford Primary

        Under a budget approved by the Bedford County School Board Thursday night, Bedford Primary School will be closed next year while Body Camp Elementary will remain open. School employees will also receive a 1 percent pay raise.

        After considering closing both schools, the board agreed at Thursday's special called meeting to consolidate Bedford Primary with Bedford Elementary School next year, making it a K-5 school. Sixth graders currently at the school will move over to Bedford Middle School.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of April 6, 2011)

     

  • Church news (week of April 6, 2011)

     

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