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Today's News

  • A look back at history

        A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that recalls one of the worst train accidents in Virginia history, in which at least 18 people died in Thaxton, was dedicated in the county Tuesday.

  • Bedford woman killed in accident

        A 41-year-old Bedford woman died in a single-car accident Monday morning on Timber Ridge Road in Bedford.

        Alisha R. Downin was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a report from the Virginia State Police, Downin was driving on Timber Ridge Road around 7 a.m. when her 1994 Chevy Lumina ran off the road to the right, she overcorrected and went off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

  • Man enters plea in fatal accident case

        A Lynchburg man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court in connection with a fatal accident that occurred Halloween in 2013.

  • Remembering when

        Back in 1949 high school students could drive school buses.

  • Advance Auto Parts helps BSTC fulfill its mission

        Mark Mathia, who teaches the automotive technology program at Bedford Science and Technology Center, wants to make sure his shop provides a realistic work environment for his students.

         Some major donations from Advance Auto Parts are helping him reach that goal.
        “For me, it means keeping this shop updated to the absolute latest equipment,” Mathia said.

  • BMS student helps with relief effort

        Ryan Balderston, a seventh grader at Bedford Middle School (BMS) , was struck by photos he saw of the devastation a powerful earthquake caused in Nepal last month.
        This was before a second quake, almost as powerful as the first, shook the Himalayan country. The people particularly got his attention.
        “What if that was me?” he commented. “What if that was my family? I’d want somebody to help.”

  • Main Street hits ‘the ground running’

        Bedford Main Street, Inc. is in the midst of a lot of changes – and the new board wants area business owners and residents involved.
         Next week, on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting at Avenel to discuss some of those changes.
        One of those is the opportunity to reboot Centertown’s 2nd Fridays; another is to better utilize Centerfest to feature the town’s business community.

  • Student Advisory Council gives input to school board

        Bedford County Public Schools has a student advisory council composed of student representatives of all three high schools and all three middle schools.

        The group’s purpose is to relay the concerns of students to the school board. The advisory council meets several times during the year and makes a presentation at a school board meeting at the end of the year.
        The students on the 2014-2015 council made their presentation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

  • Students learn why texting, driving is bad

        Students at Liberty High School and Staunton River High School got a chance to experience how dangerous texting while driving is, without actually killing themselves or anybody else.

  • 600 turn out for YOVASO Color Run

        To say Saturday’s YOVASO Color Run was a success would be akin to saying Bill Gates has a little money – both are woefully understated.