Today's News

  • Garrett meets with local businesses

        Tom Garrett — no relation to Delegate Scott Garrett — made a campaign swing through Bedford last week.

        Garrett is a Virginia State Senator who currently represents the 22nd District in the Virginia Senate. After winning a multi-candidate race for the Republican nomination, Garrett is seeking to replace Congressman Robert Hurt, also a Republican, who announced, back in late December that he would not seek reelection.

  • Elks Home marks centennial

        A crowd filled the Elks National Home, Thursday afternoon as English Meadows marked the facility’s 100th anniversary. The Elks national organization sold the home to English Meadows three years ago.

  • Bench Mark

        A new bench has been placed in Centertown Plaza and dedicated to the National D-Day Memorial and those who served on D-DAY.

  • Extra Points: August 24

        The NFL has instituted new rules for the 2016 season - not too many and most won’t really make a difference.
        First, the injured reserve list. Teams no longer have to designate an injured player to return, however if a player is put on the injured reserve they have to stay there for a minimum of six weeks.
        I believe the only change there is players no longer have to be designated to return.

  • Jefferson Forest golf wins Seminole Match

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest golf team finished first in a Semionle Match at London Downs on Thursday, August 18.
        Forest finished with a score of 153. Liberty Christian Academy finished with 156, Amherst finished with 177 and Heritage finished with 245.
        Isaac Simmons was the medalist finished with a 35. Garnet Manley III tied for fourth with a 38.

  • Around the Blue Ridge District

    Alleghany High School

  • Around the Seminole District

    Amherst High School

  • Rampant regulations are not the answer

    By Congressmn Robert Hurt

  • A better way to fix health care

    Have you ever been floating on a raft, enjoying a day at the pool or on the river, only to find there was a leak? You patch it, but soon after another hole bursts through, followed by another, and another. At what point do you realize the raft just needs to be scrapped and a new one purchased?


  • Cyberbulling DVD available

    By Mike Brown
    Bedford County Sheriff

        I read last night that another young person, Danny Fitzpatrick, 13,  committed suicide as a result of ‘bullying’ and left a note saying his teachers didn’t help. While the young person was in a private school in Staten Island the chances of it are just a real here in Virginia as in any other location. I have pushed training of our educators in this arena for the past year but it appears that the interest just isn’t there.