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Today's News

  • Honey Bee helps owner to safety

        Eight years ago, Elsie Hatcher’s son, Mark, and his family gave her a Golden Retriever puppy as a Christmas gift.

        “It was such a surprise,” Hatcher said.
        The puppy — Hatcher named her Honey Bee — was the last of her litter and Hatcher said her daughter-in-law chose that particular puppy because the way she sat made her look regal. Hatcher said Honey Bee is very good with her grandson and gets excited when he comes over. The boy plays with her.    

  • LHS Theatre to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

    They come from a variety of backgrounds—athletes, dancers, band kids and nerds.

        But they have one goal: Revive the drama program at Liberty High School.
        This week that goal takes a big step as the Liberty High School Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
        Two performances are scheduled at the school auditorium—Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, both at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10.

  • Lady Cavs seek repeat

     

    It’s tough when the act you have to follow is yourself.

    The Jefferson Forest girls’ soccer team, the crew that stormed its way to the State 4A finals last year, faces a tall order in trying to match that feat.

    In will be especially daunting, given the quality of the players which have moved on via graduation.  For starters, the Lady Cavs lost the Gatorade National Player of the Year in Katie Cousins.  Ouch!

    Also taking her sheepskin was all-time (boys and girls) school scoring leader Cassidy Ratliff.  Owee!

  • Search for cemetery leads to benefit

        A couple of events are scheduled for Gross’ Orchard next month.

  • Local police cars promote domestic violence awareness

        A couple of striking police cars have taken to the roads and streets in the Bedford area. What really draws attention to them is that they are purple.

        Leanne Dudley, director of Bedford Domestic Violence Services, came up with the idea. She said she was looking for something new and different to promote domestic violence awareness. October is dedicated to the subject and the organization comes up with all sorts of purple themed  reminders,  but domestic violence happens all year.

  • River is on fire

        Who Dat Sey Dey Gonna Beat Dem Eagles?
        We’re OK appropriating the New Orleans Saints’ signature saying and applying it to the Staunton River baseball and softball teams.  After all, like the Saints, the two Eagle teams wear black and gold.
        More importantly, like the Saints, these once-moribund teams are breathing fire on the field.
        At this early point, both of the Eagle diamondeer crews are undefeated.

  • Council considers 2 cent raise in RE tax

        A majority of Bedford Town Council appears ready to back no more than a 2 cents increase in the real estate tax rate, following budget work sessions held this past week.
        Council met last Tuesday and again on Monday to discuss the budget. At this past Tuesday’s meeting, council was expected to finish its discussion prior to publication of the tax rate for public comment.

  • School board presents budget to county

    School Board representatives met with the board of supervisors, Monday evening, in what District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson later called a “fruitful” meeting. The meeting was a 5 p.m. work session in which the school board presented the school’s FY 2016 budget.
        “Our emphasis this year is on seven points,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler as he began the budget presentation.

  • Couple wants to hold special events on property

        Last month, the Bedford County Planning Commission gave Gregg Zody, the county’s director of community development, the go-ahead to add wedding events as a by-right use in a number of zones.

  • Candidates take questions at ‘Bedford First’ forum

        A group of candidates for local office, grouped together on what they call the “Bedford First” ticket, held a candidate forum last week at the Bedford Central Library. The candidates took questions from people who attended the forum.