Today's News

  • Governor’s veto of unfunded mandate the right move

    Local school boards across Virginia got a bit of good news last week when Governor Bob McDonnell vetoed a mandatory physical education bill that would have cost them millions to implement. Now’s not the time to push more mandates on local school divisions seeking to balance some very tight budgets.

  • Sports commentary: Cable conundrum

      Let’s face it:  There are few good things about being a fan of the Chicago Cubs.

  • M-Men prevail over River

    He was hot all night.  Then, when he most needed to be, he was one cool customer.

  • Cavs rally to take baseball thriller from Glass

      After the first 10 Jefferson Forest batsmen were struck out on Friday night, there was one gigantic question looming:  Uh, these are the defending Seminole champs?

  • Lady Cavs show now mercy on diamond

      Turn down any invitations to tea.  Spurn their offers of a dinner party.  You won’t feel welcome.

  • Artists on the Loose at Bedford Memorial

        There are artists on the loose at Bedford Memorial Hospital. But, don’t worry, they aren’t escaping from anything. They are a group of artists from Bedford and Franklin counties whose work is on display at the hospital to brighten up a long hallway through the end of May.

  • BCHF hands out honors

    Each year the Bedford Community Health Foundation honors people and organizations that have helped promote good health in the community. Recently the awards have been presented at a black tie and blue jeans gala held at the Elks Home.    

        Donna Proctor, the Health Foundation’s executive director, described the three awards. One honors individual philanthropy, one normally honors a business and one honors community health service.

  • Area business leaders learn about latest General Assembly actions

        The Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation filled in local business leaders on what transpired in Richmond during the recently concluded legislative session, at a breakfast sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce last week.    

        State Senator Steve Newman began the presentation, but deferred most of it to Delegate Lacey Putney, referring to Putney’s seniority.
        “He’s been there longer than I’ve been alive,” Newman commented.

  • Jones elected president of Fire Chief’s Association

    Jack Jones, Bedford County’s chief of fire and rescue, has been elected president of the Virginia Fire Chief’s Association.

        The 650-member organization attracts EMS chiefs, emergency services personnel and vendors associated with fire and safety related businesses as well as retirees.

  • WGN dropped

    Fans of Chicago sports teams or a number of syndicated shows will have to look elsewhere for that programming if they currently watch WGN through Shentel Cable in Bedford.

        On April 5, Shentel is set to drop the Chicago-based channel from its programming lineup.
        “I think it’s a loss of service without any notification of how they’re going to replace it,” Bedford City Manager Charles Kolakowski said of the change. “I know they’re making some improvements, but this is a step back.”