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Today's News

  • Christmas season events planned for Bedford

        Centertown Bedford will provide plenty of opportunities to get in the Christmas season spirit over the next several weeks.
        December events kick off with a tree lighting event in Centertown Park on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. There will be music and performances by LeeAnne Ashley Studio of Dance.
        Santa Land will also open Dec. 1 and will be located inside Meraki Artworks, 111 S. Bridge St. Santa will be there on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each evening.

  • Tuck, Hill win local races

        Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

  • Targeted therapy produces fewer side effects

        “I had prostate cancer,” said Don Toms.

        Toms, who lives in the Bedford area, did research before opting on a treatment for his cancer. He said he didn’t want surgery because, he said, prostate cancer surgery often leaves a man incontinent. He talked to a radiologist about radiation therapy and said he wasn’t happy with what he heard.

  • Boards plan for CIP

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the School Board met, Thursday night, to listen to a presentation from Dr. Reid Wodicka, assistant county administrator,  on capital improvement plan (CIP) options.
        “We think it’s important that we be as comprehensive as possible,” Dr. Wodicka said.

  • Baseball field will get bathrooms

        Two weeks after the Liberty Middle School and LHS competition gym projects are finished, the Bedford County School Board plans to advertise for contractors to rough in restrooms at the new baseball field.

  • Brook Hill fundraiser supports at-risk youth

        A recent fundraiser for Brook Hill Farm raised $24,000 for scholarships for at-risk youth.

        Brook Hill rescues unwanted and abused horses. It uses these horses to rescue at-risk teens. At risk teens are teens who are at risk of not completing high school.

  • Hard Tymes Lane

    By Patricia C Held

  • LCM celebrates 25 years of service

        Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a luncheon and a professional story teller, Thursday.

         The organization first opened its doors on Sept. 9, 1992, in the old Rucker House in Moneta, with four churches involved. Today, 14 churches partner with LCM.

  • Jefferson Forest's Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers faced their biggest test yet when they took on the Blacksburg Bruins, literally. The Bruins had a number of players standing over six feet tall and two future NCAA Division I players.
     

    In the end the Bruins were too much to handle and took the Cavaliers down 3-1.
     

  • The Bruins Prove too Much to Handle for the Cavaliers

    It had been over 27 years since the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Blacksburg Bruins had met face to face on the gridiron. On Nov. 10 they snapped that streak meeting in the first round of the Group 4A VHSL playoffs–a game that was far less climatic than the Cavaliers were hoping for.
     

    Blacksburg scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 54-6 victory over the Cavaliers, ending Jefferson Forest's season.