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Today's News

  • High School Schedule: March 28-31

    Liberty

    Wednesday March 28

    Track & Field vs. Brookville & Heritage,
    5 p.m.

    Baseball @ Lord Botetourt
    7 p.m.

    Softball @ Staunton River
    7 p.m.

    Thursday March 29

    Girls Tennis @ Staunton River, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys Tennis vs. Staunton River, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls Soccer @ Amherst County, 7 p.m.

    Friday March 30

    Girls Tennis @ Jefferson Forest, 4:30 p.m.

  • 2017 Year in Review

    By Nicole Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Happy Spring!  2018 is off to a great (and very busy) start!  In January, I celebrated the one year mark as Bedford County’s Director of Tourism, and I want to mention a few highlights from 2017.

  • Oh, yes, the Blue Wave is coming!

        Recently, the conservative columnist here was celebrating because he managed to find a poll that suggested Donald Trump had pushed his approval rating to 49 percent.
        This, he said, meant that this deeply corrupt president, who is shedding staff the way rats leave a sinking ship, had a “higher rating than Obama at a similar point.” He thinks the Blue Wave we know is coming this fall might not happen.

  • Outside agencies provide good value

        Every year, as they develop their budgets, both the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Bedford Town Council get requests from outside agencies for money.
        This year, the process was accompanied by some fussing on Town Council. It was kind of a tempest in a teapot and nothing happened. Most councilmen agreed that refusing to provide any funding to outside agencies, at this point, would amount to an unfair surprise for these organizations. A policy would need to be developed and applied to next year’s requests.

  • The farmer

        They are the heart and soul of what makes this country great.
        They till the ground, raise the cattle and provide food for our plates.
        They are the American farmers.
        They come in all sizes; all genders; and all ages. Young and old spend their days out in the fields doing what needs to be done—mending fences, raising the crops, tending to their orchards and livestock.

  • Town council advertises its budget

        Bedford’s Town Council took a last look at the capital improvement funds for the fire department and electrical department last week. Council has advertised a public hearing on the budget to be held on March 27 at 7 p.m. in Council’s meeting chamber in the municipal building.

  • School system not likely to get all it asked for from county

        Dr. Reid Wodicka, Bedford County’s deputy county administrator, unveiled the budget that county staff is recommending at a board of supervisors work session held Monday night. This is the first of a series of work sessions that the supervisors will hold before adopting a budget.
        Dr. Wodicka presented a balanced budget that leaves all tax rates the same as they are now.

  • Dr. Schuch receives Region 5 award

        Bedford County School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch has been named Region 5 2017-2018 superintendent of the year.

        The announcement was made Tuesday.
        “It’s an amazing honor,” stated Dr. Schuch Tuesday, minutes after finding out about the honor. “I really think it’s a reflection of our team in the school system.”

  • D-Day Memorial gets new hedgehog

        The National D-Day Memorial got a new hedgehog last week.

        This hedgehog is a full scale reproduction of a German anti-tank trap from World War II. It was designed to stop up to a medium tank.

  • Local firefighters help with film

        For Brad Creasy and the Bedford Fire Department, the timing couldn’t have been better.

        Creasy, the fire department’s chief, contacted Liberty University just three weeks ago with hopes that their cinematography students might be looking for a film project. 
        “The fire department wanted to have a short film produced to highlight its rich history and tradition of excellence; something that could be used as a recruitment tool as well,” Creasy explained.