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Today's News

  • Fisher's Restaurant is coming back to town

        Fisher’s Restaurant is coming back, operated by the children of the folks who last ran the place.

         Long time Bedford residents know where Fisher’s was, but for those who don’t, it’s the brick building on 4th Street, just before you go under the railroad trestle. The red brick building kind of looks like it may have been a gas station at one time. That’s because long ago Fisher’s also sold gas and the front was a covered area for the pumps.

  • Smyth takes Icebucket challenge

        Employee’s of Smyth took time out on a hot, humid afternoon last week to pour buckets of ice water over their heads.

        This wasn’t part of an effort to cool off. The 30 employees took the Icebucket Challenge in honor of Scott Carlquist, a Smyth employee at the company’s Minneapolis office who was recently diagnosed with ALS.

  • Sweet sound of pads poppin'

     

    The long march continues for the local football prepsters.

    This past weekend, the three schools had their first taste of scrimmage action.

    We got to see two of the teams up close and personal.  The other will be seen next week, if all goes according to plan.

    This past Friday night, Staunton River played host to Prince Edward and Halifax.  We hit those matchups as Jefferson Forest headed to Rockbridge County. 

    On Saturday, we got to check out Liberty, as the Minutemen entertained Spotswood and Dan River.

  • Gleaning fields to help the hungry

        The Society of St. Andrew held its 3rd Annual Commonwealth Day of Gleaning, Thursday, with volunteers showing up at eight farms and orchards across Virginia to gather fruit and vegetables that would otherwise have gone to waste.

  • School Board to pick second school to close

        Having received more than 100 recommendations to improve efficiency in the school system, Bedford County Public Schools has already taken steps to work on or complete around 25 percent of those.
        And in the upcoming few weeks, one of the most controversial of those recommendations will take center stage.

  • Water projects move ahead

    The Bedford County Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs up last week to two projects proposed by the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA).

  • NoahFest to be held this weekend at Sedalia

        The third annual NoahFest is slated for this weekend at Sedalia Center.

        The fundraising festival grew out of Michael Okuley’s experience when his son, Noah, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
        “When Noah was diagnosed, the community really rallied around us,” Okuley said. “We felt an obligation to pay it forward.”

  • Construction set to begin on The Villas at Oakwood

        Nine years in the making, The Villas at Oakwood held an official groundbreaking ceremony Friday on the 27-acre property located adjacent to Bedford Memorial Hospital on Oakwood Street.

        “It’s a great day for Bedford,” noted developer Gibo Luck, as he greeted guests at the event.

  • Wood ministry catches fire

        Main Street United Methodist Church’s wood ministry is ready for its 13th year of helping people keep warm.

        According to Roger M. Layne, who heads up the ministry, volunteers will be working from a wood pile that is 65-feet long, six-and-a-half feet high and 17 rows wide. Each row is between 15 and 18 inches long.

  • Former teacher faces charges

        A former physical education teacher with Bedford County Public Schools has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery of students while he was working at Montvale Elementary School.
        The incidents allegedly occurred in 2011 and 2012 during gym classes at the school.