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Today's News

  • Family protects property from future development

        Several hundred acres of Bedford County farmland is safe from development, thanks to action by Linwood and Pam Willoughby and two of their children.
        The Willoughbys own 350 acres in the Chamblissburg area and their daughter, Holly Willoughby, owns 205 adjoining acres. Another daughter, Rhonda Nunley, and her husband, Tom Nunley, own an additional 233 acres, separated from the others by a 600-foot wide strip of land. They all have put their land under a conservation easement with the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.

  • Career coaching makes vital difference

        Finding the right career is more vital than ever. To help with that, students at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) can take advantage of the services of a career coach.

  • School board revisits budget

        The Bedford County School Board will move into cut mode Thursday night.
        Following a 5 p.m. closed session, the board is scheduled to hold a work session at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the School Board office. The work session will provide a chance for the board to begin cutting $4.8 million from the $42.8 million local funding budget proposal it previously passed and sent to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

  • CASA advocate manager leaving post

    After 11 years on the CASA staff in Bedford, Angela Mayfield is leaving.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These are trained volunteers who the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court can appoint, in cases that involve children, to investigate and advocate for the children’s interests. Mayfield served as the advocate manager for the Bedford area.
        Mayfield’s first experience with CASA was as a volunteer in 2001.

  • Posters help set the tone for 70th anniversary events

        The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be observed in Bedford with activities June 6-8, and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is seeking to get the town ready in expectation of visitors from all over the world.

  • Minutemen to host Rockbridge

     

    There is some debate as to which is the best football district, the Seminole or the Blue Ridge.

    Well, Liberty will try to do its part to make the case for the former.  One week after dispatching Staunton River, the Minutemen face a second Blue Ridge team in the form of the Rockbridge Wildcats.

    This is the rubber match and the third time the two teams will have met in the past three years. 

  • Sports commentary: Dribs and drabs

     

    Some dribs and drabs for you to consider.

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    While Virginians can't unite behind any single college football team, I think we all agree on one thing:  The Commonwealth's teams aren't timid when it comes to scheduling.

    In the first week, we got UVa taking on a UCLA team which is among the favorites to take the national title.

    Liberty, meanwhile dared to take on North Carolina, with its top-25 preseason ranking.

  • River to visit Forest this Friday

     

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    Two games, two county rivals.

    That's the way the schedule has worked out for Staunton River, which heads to Jefferson Forest this Friday night after hosting Liberty a week ago.

    JF, on the other hand, will have to wait for the regular-season finale to get its crack at the Minutemen.

    The game this Friday evening should be a good gauge for both teams.  It will also be a means to see some retro-style football, as JF's wishbone and River's single wing offenses will be showcased.

  • Promoting policies to allow our family farms to prosper

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • A Constitutional solution to America’s perpetual debt problem

    March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country.  On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.  The amendment had passed the House of Representatives by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last legislative hurdle before being sent to the states for ratification.