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Today's News

  • School system revises strategic plan

        The Bedford County School Board is moving toward adopting a new strategic plan. According to Dr. Douglas Schuch, the purpose of a strategic plan is to give a clear definition of where the school division wants to go so that resources can be properly allocated.
        Dr. Schuch said focus groups that included parents, students, teachers and support staff have been held. Central office senior staff have met six times since November, 2015 to work on the plan. A large school staff group met in July to discuss it.

  • Tuesday morning accident has two fatalities

        Virginia State Police Senior Trooper B. P. Long is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash which occurred on Stewartsville Road, three tenths of a mile east of Goodview Road.  The crash occurred at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday in Bedford County.
        A 1996 Ford Explorer was traveling west on Stewartsville Road when it ran off the roadway on the right side, over corrected, came back into the roadway crossing the center line and struck a Ford pick-up truck head-on, according to a news release from the VSP.

  • 9/11: Keeping the memory alive

        This year marked the 15th year that people from the Bedford area have gathered at Bedford Baptist Church to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

        The event had a new feature when Maj. Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, introduced Boys With a Dream. Virtually all of these young men are high school and middle school students. They are too young to remember 9/11 and some of them had not even been born yet when terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

  • DeLong is region's top teacher

        For the fourth time in seven years, Bedford County Public Schools has had one of its teachers named Region V Teacher of the Year.
        Liberty High School social studies teacher Crystal DeLong learned she had won the honor at a surprise announcement in the school’s library. Many of her students were there to show their support.

  • Board opts to hire new tourism director

        Bedford County’s board of supervisors scrapped the idea of hiring a consultant to develop a tourism plan, Monday night.
        The meeting began with April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, delivering a plea for the supervisors to hire a tourism director.

  • Charges for eluding police, shooting gun, go to grand jury

        Charges against a Bedford County man, for firing a firearm while being pursued by law enforcement, have been certified to a Bedford grand jury following the man’s decision to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in General District Court.

  • Riddle to spend six years in prison for DUI crash

        A 20-year-old Lynchburg man will spend six years in prison as the result of an accident last October which  led to the death of a passenger in the car he was driving and severely injured another passenger.

  • Trip of a lifetime

    By Patricia C Held
    Correspondent

        While many tweens enjoy a summer of camp and sports, Forest Middle School student Kara Geramouth spent a good part of June in Indonesia volunteering among the natives of the Wano Tribe in Mokndoma, which is in Papua, Indonesia.

  • Noell found guilty of charges related to break-in

        A former employee of Sonic in Bedford, arrested for breaking into the fast-food restaurant Feb. 1, has been found guilty on the charges related to the break-in.

        Cedric Choe Noell, 30, is also facing charges of embezzlement from the restaurant. Noell was in Circuit Court on the charges related to the break in last Tuesday.

  • Hardy man faces attempted 2nd degree murder charge

        Charges against a Hardy man for attempted second degree murder will go to a Bedford County grand jury following a preliminary hearing in General District Court Aug. 17.

        Christopher W. Petersen, 29, has been  charged with attempted second degree murder and assault and battery. Judge Lee Stilwell certified the charge against Petersen.
        Just after midnight on May 27 Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call to the 1100 block of Oyler Road in Hardy.