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Today's News

  • Apple Valley run raised money for Bedford House

    race, held last month, raised $2,500 for Friends of Bedford House.  According to Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchard, this year was the 20th year the orchard sponsored the race. This year’s race drew 102 runners even though a rainy day suppressed turnout.

        “It ends up like a family reunion,” said Theresa Boyes, the race director.
        Boyes also runs in the race. She was a runner when she attended Liberty University. Boyes works as events coordinator at Avoca, the home of Charles Lynch.

  • Groups come together to hire Youth Career Navigator

        On Monday, Dec. 18 area community organizations came together to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to hire a Youth Career Navigator for the Bedford area.
        In the case of area youth who may have experienced hardship, they now have a village of support. The village is comprised of Bedford County Public Schools, Bedford County Department of Social Services, Region 2000 Workforce Development Board and Adult & Career Education of Central Virginia.

  • Five arrested for theft at LMS work site

        Five area individuals have been arrested for charges in connection with tools allegedly stolen from the construction site of the new Liberty Middle School.
        On Monday, Dec. 18 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office took a report of the larceny of a large number of tools from the  job site. The contractor advised deputies that several tool boxes had been broken into sometime over the weekend.
        The contractor also stated that the stolen tools had a value of $9,000.

  • The Traveler

          Bedford now has a new event venue, located on Va. 43 North, two miles from the Bedford Town limits. It’s called The Traveler.

        Dale and Becky Stanley own the place. Dale is plant manager at Fostek, in Bedford, and Becky owns Trendsetters, a hair salon also located in Bedford. The venue is in a building that was built as a Baptist church in the early ‘50s. The congregation   outgrew it and sold it to Southern Flavoring.

  • Their job: Cut the grass

        O2 emc, the company that built a solar array on the former Schrock Farm now owned by Bedford has to make sure the site doesn’t grow up in weeds. Along with looking unsightly, the stuff would eventually block the solar panels.

        They contracted with Sunraised Farms to maintain the grounds.
        “It’s relatively hilly,” said Brooks Mixon, who is part of Sunraised’s ground maintenance team.

  • Vandals strike church again

    Shiloh United Methodist Church has been visited by Christmas vandals for the second time in five years.

  • The magic of Christmas

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida.

         The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. 

  • And take that cowboy outfit with you

        On the campaign trail in Alabama, Roy Moore was a clownish figure prancing around on stage in a campy-looking cowboy outfit, a ten-gallon hat, and a little silver pistol he’d pull out.
        But after his defeat by Democrat Doug Jones Dec. 12, he’s just another disgraced clown in the Trump circus, an unseemly show produced by “angry whites,” religious conservatives, and ultra-nationalists. I’m sure other Trump voters meant well but nonetheless made a huge mistake when they cast a ballot for him.

  • Why are they crowing?

        I don’t understand why the “Democrats,” and their media lapdogs, are crowing so loudly over Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones in last week’s special election for senator. Jones would have looked like a complete loser if he wasn’t able to defeat Moore after all the allegations about dating high school girls, and allegedly molesting a 14 year old, when he was in his early 30s.

  • The Miraculous Birth

    Luke 2

    1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
    2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
    3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
    5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.