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Today's News

  • It all starts this weekend

    A month of sweat, a summer of dedication and a year of speculation will come to a head when the three county football teams enter the season’s fray this Friday evening.

  • Football Preps Preview available at news stands now

      Don’t miss the most comprehensive and informative football preview of its kind.

  • Armory’s Saturday night boxing card set

    A dozen fights.  A pair of Bedford amateur pugilists.  Wartime Rivera.  Knockout machine Isaac Rodrigues.

    And Cujo.

  • On Setting Goals--Sports commentary

    The other day, I was reading previews for the upcoming ACC football season.

    The head coach of Duke’s gridiron bunch was quoted as having a team goal of earning a berth to a bowl game this year.

  • Assessment team spends time at D-Day Memorial

    A team from the National Park Service concluded a site visit at the National D-Day Memorial Wednesday. The results of that visit could determine the future of the Memorial.

  • New recovery boiler installed

        Georgia Pacific’s Big Island plant has installed a piece of equipment that both helps the environment and the plant’s bottom line.

        It’s called a recovery boiler and it allows the plant to recycle chemicals needed to turn wood chips into fiber. It also lets them use waste material as fuel.

  • Gym at Primary School put on hold again

    Any decision on building a gymnasium for students at Bedford Primary School will remain on hold until after the Bedford County School Board comes up with a long-term facilities construction plan.

        The first step towards developing that plan will take place during a work session scheduled for Sept.17 at 6 p.m. in the School Board Office Conference Room.

  • Forest teen uses birthday to help TJES student

    When Hope Cupit’s daughter, Bendera, had her 13th birthday, she had something in mind other than presents.

        The Forest teen turned her birthday party into a fundraising event for a little girl named Hannah Johnson. Johnson, a student at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, is fighting leukemia. The type of leukemia she has responds well to treatment, but it’s expensive. Her  family  has insurance, but their out-of-pocket expenses are cheap.

  • When movies cost 10 cents...

    girls. The girls’ door was on the east side and the boys’ was on the west.

        Everybody walked to school in Bedford. Pizzati said that winters were much colder and snowier than they are now.

        “In the wintertime, I would get to school and my feet were frozen,” she recalled.

        The other children also got to school with cold feet. Pizzati said they would all go to a big heat register in the hall to get their feet warm.

  • With students back in school, remember to be safe on the roads

    he county’s students are back in school and an event last week reminds us of how important it is to take extra care on the roads.

        Less than a week into the school year an elementary student was hit crossing the road to get on a bus. On Thursday morning a 17-year-old driver, traveling in the opposite direction of the bus on Route 757 in Goodview, struck the 9-year-old student. There’s too much at stake for us not to take the extra precautions that are needed.