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Today's News

  • Next Stop Bedford!

        On Thursday, Nov. 9, a “Next Stop Bedford” Rail Rally will be held as the Amtrak train passes through Bedford en route to Roanoke.

        The goal is to show support for Amtrak stopping in Bedford while traveling between Roanoke and Lynchburg.

  • Time to go to the polls

        Next Tuesday is election day.

        Virginia will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All members of the House of Delegates are up for reelection, but none of the three delegates who represent Bedford County are facing an opponent.
        Locally, the District 2, District 3 and District 4 board of supervisors and school board seats are open. However the only contested races are the District 2 supervisors race and the District 4 school board race.

  • Cavaliers Crush Rustburg

    Jefferson Forest found itself back in the win column following a 56-20 win over the Rustburg Red Devils.

    The score was impressive for the Cavaliers considering the team is missing eight  two-way starters with three out of their four starting running backs out with injury. Perhaps more impressive is that the team piled up over 600 yards rushing despite all of those injuries.

    Three Cavaliers players finished with over 100 yards on the ground. Senior running back Hunter Millner led the team with 192 yards on 12 carries.

  • Golden Eagles roll over Fleming

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles took to the road to maintain their perfect season traveling to William Fleming to take on the Colonels.

    Calling the performance the Golden Eagles put on display 'dominant' might not do it justice. Staunton River's defense pitched a shutout and obliterated the Colonels 58-0 to move to 9-0 on the season.

    "Our goal is to be 1-0 at the end of every week," Head Coach Chuck Poston said.

  • Liberty can't hang on

    A strong start for the Liberty Minutemen against top-ranked Brookville quickly faded and the Minutemen were unable to hold on in a 49-21 loss to the Bees.

    Liberty opened the game with a surprise onside kick that they recovered to get their offense on the field first. Starting around midfield the Minutemen drove down the field taking almost five minutes off the clock.

    The drive was capped off with a nine-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Alladdin Elroumy.

  • A Mythiopian society

    By James F. Burns

        In the land of Mythiopia, each day an artist painted a colorful rainbow on a new canvas delivered that morning.  The artist sold each painting at day’s end, donating part of the proceeds for the purchase of tickets so that Mythiopians might attend that night’s concert.  In turn, their talented musician used part of the ticket sales to buy a fresh canvas for the artist to use the next day.

  • Celebrating Amtrak’s return to Roanoke

    By Barrett F. (Bart) Warner
    Town Manager
    Town of Bedford

        Congratulations are in order for everyone who made it possible for passenger rail service to return to Roanoke after a 38-year hiatus. In the late 1800’s, rail helped transform the sleepy hamlet of “Big Lick” into the thriving city of Roanoke. The return of passenger rail promises to deliver substantial economic development benefits and additional travel options throughout Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and beyond.

  • Conservatives fear strong women

        In a recent interview after the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Hillary Clinton talked about how rampant sexual harassment has always been.
        As with the epidemic of husbands beating their wives, there was a time when social pressures kept women quiet on these subjects. But no more, and that’s definitely progress. Weinstein is getting his goose cooked, just as he deserves, the same way those “Fox News” icons Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly deserved.

  • Military exercises are defensive

        While most U. S. news media has focused on North Korea, Donald Trump and, most recently Harvey Weinstein, there have been a number of news stories about big Russian military exercises.

  • Apple Valley 5k gearing up to support Bedford Hospice House

        Back in 1998 Theresa Boyes approached Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchards, with the idea of starting a race at his orchard. Three weeks later the first race was held with 38 people in attendance.
        Boyes has been the race director of the Apple Valley 5k cross country race ever since.