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Today's News

  • Jingle Bell Rock (and Run)

     

    The kickoff of the Bedford Christmas season was, once again, given an able assist in the form of the YMCA's Christmas Classic 5K race.

    As usual, the race drew a large throng, featured fun and festivities and had a special guest.  This time, however, the welcomed visitor wasn't the jolly guy in the red suit .

  • Winter Storm Warning: LOW TEMPERATURES COULD CREATE SLICK ROADS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT

    Road conditions could change as wet roads freeze and more precipitation moves through
    SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews across the state have been mobilized today to treat roads as a wintry mix of precipitation has been affecting travel.
    Most roads in VDOT’s Salem District are currently in clear or minor condition, which means they are mostly wet with isolated slick spots.

  • The Virginia Republican train wreck

    Currently, the Virginia Republican Party is in the sorriest shape it’s been since the late 1960s, when a handful of GOP stalwarts began to build the party into something that could compete with Virginia Democrats.
        In the wake of the Democratic sweep of this November’s elections, and hampered by the right-wing extremists who have just about ruined it, the state GOP is sorely in need of a return to the drawing board.

  • Worst president, ever

        It’s a highly coveted title, one that former President Jimmy Carter has proudly held for more than three decades. Now, however, I think it’s time to award the crown of “Worst President, Ever,” to a new “winner.” Yes, I believe the time has come to grant the honor of “Worst President, Ever” to President Barack Hussein Obama. The office of President of the United States has hit a new, historic, low under Number 44.

  • Lynchburg man pleads guilty to computer solicitation

    Rogers, 38, of Lynchburg could spend a long time in prison after pleading no contest, in Bedford County Circuit Court last week, to four computer solicitation charges. According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, each of the charges carries a sentence of five to 30 years in prison, with a mandatory five year sentence.

  • Helping one of their own

        Goodview Elementary School is helping one of its own, a family that has taken a double-barreled hit.

  • Photo of horse goes viral

        A photograph of a horse in Bedford near Otter River Elementary School, tied to a telephone pole, has gone viral on the Internet, bringing responses from all over the country.

        The Bedford County Sheriff's Office and the Dispatch Center fielded hundreds of calls last week about the photo posted on Facebook and many people from throughout the country also contacted media outlets about it.
        But  the  calls  appear to be for nought, according to Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown.

  • Board OK's land purchase for new school

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, last week, unanimously turned down a request by Patricia Bailey to rezone a four-acre tract on Va. 122 in Moneta. But the supervisors did approve a request by the school board to purchase property next to Liberty High School to build a new secondary school.

  • LHS finds messy way to fill the Food Bank

    A canned food drive at Liberty High School (LHS) received an enthusiastic response from the students. They brought 1,385 cans to school. The teens had an incentive.  The drive included an election in which the students could decide which faculty members would get a pie in the face on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  • Festival of Trees is the biggest yet

        This year’s Festival of Trees has brightened the Bedford Welcome Center with 26 decorated Christmas trees.

        “This is the most we’ve had out of all the five years we’ve been doing this,” said Sue Trussell, whose duties include managing the Welcome Center’s events calendar.