Today's News

  • Innovairre to expand in Bedford

        Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Innovairre Communications, LLC will expand its operation in Bedford County.
        The expansion will create 12 new jobs and 72 existing employees will be retrained to utilize the new digital printing technology Innovairre will use to produce direct mail fundraising materials for the nonprofit sector. The expansion will also result in $4.85 million in capital investment for the new printing equipment.

  • Town council talks budget

        Bedford Town Council began the work, last week, of developing the town’s budget.
        A major part of the work session discussion was providing town staff with guidance on funding for outside agencies. A number of agencies sent in requests for funding and those asking for an increase in funding  did not get it.
        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce asked for $7,000. Last year, the Chamber got $5,000 and Council chose to give it the same amount this year.

  • Arming teachers

        The school shooting in Florida has, among other things, brought attention to the debate about whether teachers should be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school.
        Currently, it is illegal under Virginia law to carry a firearm into a school, although law enforcement officers, such as school resource officers, may have firearms in a school building.
        Locally, some officials believe teachers should be allowed to carry firearms.

  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

    By Foster Garrett
    Intern Writer

        On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Roanoke Times and Scripps hosted the district spelling bee at Liberty High School.
        The contest consisted of 15 contestants from all middle and elementary schools in Bedford County, ranging from grades three through eight.

  • STEAM-ing ahead

    By Foster Garrett

  • Hawkins on unpaid leave

    A 52-year-old paid paramedic with Bedford County Fire & Rescue has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest on six counts of computer solicitation of a minor.

  • Intense Rubber Match

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The 4D Regional Championship game featured no shortage of intensity. The third matchup of the year between Seminole District rivals Jefferson Forest and host E.C. Glass–each team holding a road win against each other–had nothing but state seeding and pride on the line.

    Fans from both teams filled the Hilltoppers gym giving the game the atmosphere of a heavyweight title fight.

  • Smith Mountain Lake captures third place at VACA State Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    At the beginning of the season Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) Head Coach Chris Madden said his team’s main goal was a VACA State Championship. Those are high expectations from a first-year coach at an up and coming program.

  • Golden Eagles takedown Falcons; fall to Titans

    by: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Toward the end of the season Staunton River Golden Eagles boy’s Head Coach Brandon Harris said his team needed more scoring from players not named Kalip Jones and Josh Thomas.

    In Staunton River’s Region 3C first round matchup against Abingdon the Golden Eagles stepped up, finishing with three players in double-digits and eight total players on the scoresheet Staunton River defeated Abingdon 77-63.

  • VHSL State Track Results

    Boys Teams: Jefferson Forest, 19th place–10 points

    Girls Teams: Jefferson Forest, 27th place–5 points