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Today's News

  • D-Day Memorial honors veterans

        The National D-Day Memorial held its annual observance of Veterans Day on Monday at 11 a.m. with 500 people attending.

        The event was held on Nov. 12 because Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year. Originally called Armistice Day, to celebrate the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, it was later expanded as a day to remember all living veterans. Unlike Memorial Day, the people Veterans Day honors are still alive.

  • Signs of the times

        Customers of Lyons Jewelers who showed up at the Bedford store the day after Election Day got a surprise.

  • Public input sought on school plan for moving students

        With two proposed redistricting plans on the table, the Bedford County School Board has scheduled a series of public hearings next month to get public input on the issues.
        One of the plans deals with the redistricting of students at a number of elementary schools in the Forest Zone, primarily, while the other deals with a redistricting plan in the Liberty Zone in an effort to move the remaining sixth graders in that zone to Bedford Middle School.

  • New faces join local elected bodies

        Last Tuesday’s election will mean some new faces in local government.
        The Bedford County School Board and Bedford City Council will each have a new face as a result of last week’s elections.    
    Jason Johnson

  • Caldwell sentenced

    Dennis Caldwell, 56, will spend 22 years in prison for shooting his brother, Glenn Caldwell, 62, and his nephew, Michael Caldwell, 36. Dennis Caldwell had entered a no contest plea, on Aug. 15, to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. The plea was entered one year to the day of the shootings. He had shot both men multiple times with a .45 cal. semiautomatic pistol.

  • Chain-ging of the guard

      Last Friday night, a Bedford County man walked away from his work on a chain gang.  Oddly enough, no law enforcement personnel gave chase.  No alarms were sounded and no hounds were unleashed.

  • JF wins in 3-D

      They needed a good D.

  • Liberty out-traditions Lee

      Their opponent had Civil War history on its side.

  • Commentary: Carolina smarts

      I admire the voters of Wilmington, North Carolina.

  • Helping our children learn about the Constitution

    On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed their names to the United States Constitution.  In doing so, they laid the framework on which we have built our nation.