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Today's News

  • Football's foundation

     

    They sure do love their football in Forest.  And Goode.  And Boonsboro.

    That sentiment became abundantly clear as the Forest Youth Association (of the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department) played host to a massive football camp last week.

    Nearly 60 aspiring gridiron stars invaded Nissan Field, off Rte. 811 for this year's camp.

  • Off to the playoffs

     

    Now the stakes are at their highest.

    After a solid run through its regular-season American Legion slate, Big Island Post 217 now takes aim at tournament glory.

    Big Island is heading into the post-season fray with a bit of wind at its back, and some in its face.

    On Thursday night, it topped Vinton Post 80 in a rain-shortened affair, 2-0.

    On Saturday, the Islanders hosted Martinsville Post 42 in a double header that ended the regular season on a less-than- positive note.

  • Sports commentary: Los gordos

    The news has been heavy lately. As in fat.
    Two items that have recently hit the national conscience involve weighty matters.
    The first is that the United States is no longer the fattest nation on earth. Mexico, of all countries, has supplanted us as the country with the greatest percentage of its people falling into the obese category.
    Or should I say that Mexico now has the largest percentage of ill people. That's because the second news item tells us that the American Medical Association (AMA) has deemed obesity to be a disease.
    More on that later.

  • The Old Dudes of Summer
  • Fields sentenced on fraud charges

        A Bedford County man who was a fugitive from justice for more than a year was sentenced last week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on a variety of fraud charges.

  • Four day hikers rescued

        On July 4, just after 8 p.m., a call was received from Big Island Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Cocke to Bedford County 911 Communication Center requesting deployment of the Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue’s Special Operations Command Team to aid in the rescue of several day hikers who needed assistance. 

  • Is this really the American dream?

    It’s interesting and ironic that we celebrate the anniversaries of both the Battle of Gettysburg and Independence Day over the same few days on the calendar.
        On the Fourth, last week, we marked yet another anniversary of    our Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, who had penned the phrase “all men are created equal.”

  • The devil’s method of Biblical exegesis

        Reading Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda last week made me think of the situation that foot soldiers found themselves in during the First Crusade. Desperately hungry, they resorted to picking undigested grains out of the horses’ manure.

  • Job well done!

    Our compliments go to Bedford's Moose Lodge for the excellent job they did putting on a fireworks show after Bedord announced that it would no longer fund 4th of July fireworks. The show was nice with 20 minutes worth of colorful aerial bursts.
        There was lots of parking and the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of volunteers, did a good job of making this work smoothly. Once the show was over, there were no problems getting out and onto U. S. 460. That also went smoothy.

  • Supervisors appoint new library board, discuss comp plan

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors regular meeting, Monday night, consisted of a series of housekeeping measures related to Bedford's reversion to town status.
        Under the reversion agreement, Bedford County purchased Bedford Elementary School and the Bedford Central Library. It also acquired the former city's interest in the Bedford Welcome Center. The vote the supervisors took was to authorize the board's chairman to sign these deeds.