Today's News

  • House fire displaces two residents

    Saturday night in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County has displaced two people.
        The fire was reported at about 9:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Brook Lane off Boonsboro Road; it was initially reported by an alarm company. The occupants then confirmed that there was a fire and called 911.

  • Hurt pleased with what he’s done while in office

        “I got elected when I was 30 and I’m 46 now,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt.

        Hurt was referring to his entire time in elected office which included terms in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate. He was elected to his first elected office right at the turn of the century.
        “I never thought, when I first ran, that I wanted to do it for a career,” he said.
        “I never thought I would end up in Washington,” he added.

  • Interim no more

        Carl Boggess and Patrick Skelley no longer have interim in front of their titles.

        Monday night, the supervisors emerged from a closed door session to name Boggess county administrator and Skelley as county attorney. Boggess had  been  serving  as   interim  county administrator since former county attorney Mark Reeter left last spring. Skelley moved to interim county attorney at that point.

  • Margaret’s Extra Points

    Sports Editor

        I can’ believe I am officially half the age of the Super Bowl. Super Bowl 50 has been a huge deal this year, it has been advertised all over television for the last month and it has also been in stores.
        There have been special adult beverages coated in a gold colors to commemorate the Super Bowl’s golden year. Special paper plates and cups and mugs are offered in black and gold for the biggest game of the year.

  • LHS and SR struggle having baskets fall

    Sports Editor

        After a big win against Jefferson Forest on Jan. 11, the Liberty boys have struggled to keep up the pace. The Minutemen fought against Rustburg but fell 52-41 on Tuesday, Jan 20.
        Liberty started off slow in the first falling behind by three points. The Red Devils led 12-9 at the beginning of the second period. The Minutemen outscored Rustburg in the second. Rustburg remained in the lead 21-19 at the half.

  • LHS and JF compete in tough track meet

    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Jefferson Forest competed in an indoor track meet at Liberty University on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The two Bedford schools competed against Brookville, Amherst, E.C. Glass, Liberty Christian and Virginia Episcopal.
        Liberty High came in third place with a combined score of 26 and Forest finished fourth with a combined score of 19.50.

  • Jefferson Forest takes down Salem

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest girls and boys swim teams beat Salem 237-102 on Jan. 19, in a dual meet.
        The Forest girls finished with a score of 125.
        Francisca Cifuentes, Tara Enneking, Amanda Mason and Danielle Utz finished first place in the 200 yard Medley relay with a time of 2:05.
        Cifuentes and Ashley Warran finished first and second in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 2:19 and 2:23.

  • Snow hits, but it could have been worse

        Bedford was fortunate this weekend.

        Although the area got significant snowfall, other areas north of us bore the brunt of the winter storm’s wrath. By Monday, most businesses had dug out and were open and Bedford’s streets had been cleared, although some still had some packed, frozen patches.
        “They did a good job getting it cleared,” Town Manager Charles Kolakowski said of town workers.

  • One killed in three vehicle crash

    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S. M. Krantz is investigating a fatal crash which occurred last Wednesday, January 20.  The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. on Va. 122 south of Route 860 in Bedford County.

        A 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup was traveling south on Va. 122 when it lost control on ice and crossed the center line and was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup traveling north.   The Chevrolet was then struck by a 2012 Nissan Sentra in the rear.

  • It will cost how much?

    Bedford County’s supervisors liked what they saw when they held a joint work session with the school board Monday evening.

        But the price was another matter.
        Representatives of M. B. Kahn and Moseley Architects briefed the supervisors on the middle school project to date. Moseley is designing the project, which includes a competition gym for Liberty High School, and Kahn is overseeing the project.