Today's News

  • Don't scrape 'em off yet

    What should you do with those city and county decals on your windshield now that both local governments have done away with them?

        “We are no longer selling or transferring them on anything,” said Becky Jones, Bedford County’s treasurer.

        But that doesn’t mean scrape them off — at least not yet.

        “We are asking people to leave them on their vehicles until March 31,” she said. “If you have one, leave it on.”

  • Health Fair deals with good hygiene

    Some students from Liberty University recently helped teach students at Big Island Elementary School good health and hygiene practices.

        Students worked through six stations set up by the LU guests, learning about topics such as body odor, bad breath and spit and saliva. This is the third year Liberty U physical education and health students have held the Health Fair at the school.

  • Supporting the cause

    Several area schools had students, faculty and administrators take it upon themselves to support the Passionately Pink for the Cure project held in October by raising funds and awareness with the hopes of ending breast cancer.

  • Eight charities benefit from home tour

    The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour passed out checks for $15,000 to eight charities last week.

        The money was raised during the annual home tour held over three days in early October. People purchased $25 tickets to tour the interiors of elegant lake area houses volunteered by their owners. Eight houses were on this year’s tour.

        According to Marty Bowers, chairman of the home tour’s board, 1,800 people purchased tickets.

  • Bedford Postmaster retires after 30 years

    May Massie retired Friday after 30 years with the United States Postal service.

        Massie, a Big Island native, has been Bedford’s postmaster since 2001. Her postal career has kept her in this area and included a tour of duty as Big Island’s postmaster.

  • Museum honors volunteers

    The Bedford Museum held a luncheon Nov. 13 to honor its volunteers.

        “It’s just actually a token of our appreciation to those who volunteer at the museum,” said Annie Pollard, chairman of the museum’s board.

        Pollard said that volunteers provide wide range of skills to the museum ranging from computer skills to providing information for books on Bedford area history that the museum produces.

        One current project is scanning ledger books to create digital images.

  • Training nursing assistants

    Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC) has a program that helps fill a healthcare need.

  • Keeping in style

    A customer at a Bedford beauty salon liked the place so much that she bought it.

        Kathy Grigg had been a customer of Hair Then and Now, located on South Bridge Street, for five years when she learned that it was up for sale. She and her husband, David, bought it in July.

        Grigg, who said she first started coming for facials, said that salon provided a full array of services and was constantly coming up with new offerings.

  • Being fiscally fit means the schools can help students be physically fit

    Two million dollars.

        That’s how much extra money the Bedford County School Board has to work with this year, money saved from the Jefferson Forest and Staunton River High School construction projects. Getting those two projects completed ahead of schedule is a bonus; having them come in under budget is truly something to be thankful for — especially in these tight financial times.

        Now the question becomes: What to do with that money?

  • Just a wrong-headed liberal

        While there are many things we don’t know about President-elect Barack Obama, there is one thing I know, and one thing I’m pretty sure of.