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Today's News

  • Name for new Reserve Center will soon be released

        It’s been a long-time coming, but a name for the new Army Reserve Center has been chosen. The Reserve Center is located on U. S. 460, just west of Bedford, in the new Harmony center.
        According to Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jody Martin, who manages the facility, the Reserve usually names a Reserve center in honor of a local soldier who has been killed in a recent conflict. Fortunately, the Bedford area has not lost any Army Reservists in combat in either of the two Iraq wars or in Afghanistan.

  • Soering again seeking release to Germany

        Convicted double murderer Jens Soering is again trying to talk a Virginia governor into releasing him into the hands of German authorities.
        But Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is adamantly against it.
        According to a recent lengthy article on Soering in the New Yorker, a member of Soering’s defense team has contacted the governor’s office about allowing him to return to his native Germany to serve his sentence.

  • Election 2015: The results are in

        This year’s state and local election, held on a sunny day with mild temperatures, brought out a larger than anticipated percentage of voters. Preliminary figures show that 21 percent of registered voters in Bedford County cast ballots last Tuesday.

        Voters reelected Sheriff Mike Brown by a margin of 76 percent with 10,225 voters casting ballots to reelect him.   Charles  Stebbins received 24 percent of the vote with 3,160 votes cast in his favor.

  • Would you kiss a pig?

        A pig paid a visit to Oakwood Manor, Friday.

  • Art students partner with Army Reserve Center on project

        A Liberty High School (LHS) art project is drawing attention to the new Army Reserve Center on U. S. 460. The students spent last Thursday afternoon painting some stacked hay bales.

        Melissa Friedwald, who teaches the Art 1, Adaptive Art and Digital Art classes oversaw the project, which was done by her third period Art 1 class.  Friedwald commented that she “usually doesn’t get to do the fun projects.”

  • Art students partner with Army Reserve Center on project

        A Liberty High School (LHS) art project is drawing attention to the new Army Reserve Center on U. S. 460. The students spent last Thursday afternoon painting some stacked hay bales.

        Melissa Friedwald, who teaches the Art 1, Adaptive Art and Digital Art classes oversaw the project, which was done by her third period Art 1 class.  Friedwald commented that she “usually doesn’t get to do the fun projects.”

  • Rotary project promotes reading at Blue Ridge Parkway, Big Island

        The Blue Ridge Parkway had some heartburn over the Bedford Rotary Club’s original design for a Little Free Library at the Peaks of Otter Lodge — specifically the Cat in the Hat painting and the Bedford Rotary plaque on it.

  • 4A West and 3A West Cross Country Regionals

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    Jefferson Forest
        The Jefferson Forest Girls and Boys competed in the 4A West regional Championship last Thursday, Nov. 5.

  • Liberty and Forest move into the playoffs

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        Playoffs began for volleyball teams this past week.
    Jefferson Forest
        Jefferson Forest received home court advantage at its first conference game against E.C. Glass last Wednesday Nov. 4.
        Glass gave Forest a run but the Lady Cavaliers overcame the pressure and won the first three sets to secure their spot in the second round of conference play.

  • Success at the Apple Valley 5K

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        The 18th annual Apple Valley 5K took place this past Saturday, Nov. 7 at Gross’s Orchard in Bedford.
        It was a beautiful fall day, with a little bit of rain. The Race kicked off at 10 a.m. Theresa Boyes  is the race director and plans the race every year. The race will continue to be a small race and there is a plan for the race to happen again next year.