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Today's News

  • Students put physics to work

        They could use three materials: cardboard, plastic and duct tape. And with that, physics students from Liberty High School built sea-worthy vessels.
        At least most of them were.
        Students in Jeff Steele’s classes brought their boats to Smith Mountain Lake State Park Thursday morning. Some had been working on their projects for weeks; some for just a few days.
        “It’s something fun to do at the end of the year,” LHS senior Will Grant said.

  • A grand pair

     

    They have to be darn good to win these awards.

    And they are.

    Up against a superb field of nominees, Liberty's Megan Beisser and Jefferson Forest's Ben Ottman were announced as the winners of this year's Bedford Rotary Grand Awards.

    The presentation was made as part of the Rotary's Student-Athlete awards ceremony, held this past Sunday at Liberty High School.

  • Efficiency study released

        If Bedford County Public Schools wants to operate efficiently, two of its elementary schools should be closed, according to a state-mandated efficiency study released Thursday night.
        The study recommended closing both Moneta Elementary School and Bedford Primary School in an effort to save $8 million over the next five years.

  • Parents galvanize response

        Moneta area residents, shocked by the possibility that Moneta Elementary might be closed—sooner rather than later—gathered Sunday at the school to begin plotting their strategy to try and save the community’s school.
        That included signing a petition and giving out information to gather at next week’s Bedford County School Board meeting.

  • Moose plan fireworks

        Last year, when Bedford gave up sponsoring a fireworks show, Bedford’s Moose Lodge stepped in. This year the group would like to expand the fireworks to 25 minutes, according to Andy Dooley, chairman of the Moose’s fireworks committee.
        They are going to need some help. Dooley said, at a meeting last week, that they have $1,400 in sponsor money, so far. They will need an additional $4,000.
        The fireworks display is scheduled for Saturday, July 5, beginning around 9:30 p.m.

  • Legion, police honor Bedford Boys

        The Bedford Police Department, with help from Bedford’s American Legion post, has decorated a police cruiser to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

        The hood of the car is covered by a wrap which shows scenes from D-Day surrounding scenes from the National D-Day Memorial.
        “We wanted to do something to commemorate the Bedford Boys,” commented Bedford Police Chief James Day.

  • We must work together to combat the threat of ISIL

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    On Wednesday, the President addressed our nation regarding the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Coming just one day before the thirteenth anniversary of that tragic morning of September 11, 2001, it was essential that he engage with the American people about this very real, pervasive threat.

     

  • Confronting the ISIL threat

    The United States is a symbol of liberty across the globe. We enjoy freedoms like no other nation in the world, and we must remain ever vigilant against threats from aggressive terrorist groups that would seek to destroy our very way of life, harm our citizens at home and abroad, or attack our allies.

     

  • Byron's addresses House of Delegates on insurance cancellations

    Delegate Kathy J. Byron (R-Bedford), Chairman of the Virginia Health Insurance Reform Commission, last week addressed her House colleagues on the revelations that as many as 250,000 Virginians will receive notices this year that their health care coverage will be cancelled under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

    Speaking shortly after the House reconvened the Special Session, Delegate Byron delivered the following remarks:

  • Whew!

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Bedford County District 3 Supervisor

        Nine months into my first year as a Bedford County Supervisor!  I’ve learned a lot……mostly from folks like you.  For instance, I now understand the operation of the Animal Shelter and have been educated regarding different feral cat management techniques.