Today's News

  • Tree lighting, parade kick off the season this weekend

    More than 85 entries will line the streets of Bedford to share their vision of “Christmas in Bedford” this Saturday. The Christmas season kicks off in Centertown the night before with a Friday evening tree lighting.

        The Bedford Christmas Parade is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. There will be decorated floats and marching bands, antique cars, lots of horses, and  - of course  - Santa Claus. People from all over the region will be participating in this year’s Christmas extravaganza.

  • Council to consider helping employees pay their increased healthcare costs

    Employees in the city of Bedford may soon get some relief from rising healthcare costs as the result of a financial report given to City Council last Tuesday.

  • Festival of Trees grows

    Last year’s Festival of Trees, held at the Bedford Welcome Center, had less than 10 trees, according to Judi Jackson, one of three volunteers who spearhead the effort.

        “This year, we have 21,” Jackson said.
        According to Jackson, Herb Crowder came up with the idea last year. She, Crowder and Yolanda Adams have been heading it up ever since. This year, Jackson added an additional idea. Civic organizations decorate trees and visitors cast votes to decide which tree is the best.

  • Sports commentary: OMG!

      Now they had to go and drag God into it.

    As if the egos of professional jocks weren’t big enough.

  • Eagles seek continued growth

    They did it in football.

    Why not in basketball?

    Staunton River has certainly experienced a renaissance in its boys sports programs.

  • Is eight enough?

    In August, Kim Jones brought home a third child to her and Greg’s home, with the birth of bouncing baby Janell.

    She joined brother Kalip and sister Jayda.

  • Liberty in playoffs no "Mo"

    The football gods smiled benignly upon the Minutemen.

    Then, they got nasty.

  • Christmas Station needs help

    The Bedford Community Christmas Station, a nonprofit organization run by local volunteers that gives families-in-need a dignified Christmas shopping experience, still needs help to make this year’s effort a success.

        The Christmas Station allows parents to choose clothing and toys for their children and food for their family. They have it bagged up and loaded into their vehicle as they would at any other store – but no money changes hands because of the generosity of the Bedford community.

  • Elks National Home lighting ceremony set for Dec. 10

    Visiting the Elks National Home during the Christmas season to view the extensive outdoor display has become an annual tradition for many families. The Home  enjoys providing this holiday gift to the public.     

        Executive Director, Dr. Ronald L. Plamondon, has announced that the official lighting of the display will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Home’s dining room.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

        Bedford’s annual “Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony” will be held on Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., in the Centertown Park, at the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  Santa will light up the tree on this occasion that marks the beginning of the Christmas season here in Bedford, the Christmas Capital of Virginia.