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Today's News

  • School board adopts preliminary budget

        The Bedford County School Board unanimously adopted its preliminary budget last week.
        This preliminary budget will be presented to the board of supervisors at a 5 p.m. work session on March 6. The meeting will be held in the supervisors’ meeting chamber on the third floor of the County Administration Building on East Main Street in Bedford.

  • Board OK’s funds for heating, cooling loop

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to allow the school board to use $712,000 of the money borrowed to finance construction of a new middle school and competition gym to replace the heating and cooling loop at Liberty High School (LHS).

  • Welch trial delayed until September

    Because of considerable new evidence filed in the capital murder case of Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., the trial date has been rescheduled from April 18 to Sept. 12.

        The rescheduling of the trial was approved during a motions hearing in Bedford Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Also during the hearing, Judge James Updike approved a defense motion request to hire a DNA expert—Dr. Thomas McClintock of Liberty University—at an expected cost of $21,000.
        The prosecution has listed a number of DNA experts as possible witnesses.

  • Solar power coming to Bedford

        Interested citizens received information Friday on the Bedford Solar Farm project being undertaken by the town of Bedford.

        North Carolina-based solar developer O2 emc owns and operates solar farms in the southeast, ranging in size from 1MW to 20MW. They partner with towns, cities, counties, contractors, utilities, manufacturers, banks and investors to ensure project success in each community where they build.

  • GENTS to mentor 8th graders

        A group of GENTS (Gentlemen Empowered Now Taking a Stand) met with eighth grade male students from Bedford Middle School last week to invite them to be part of an after-school program in which the high schoolers will help prepare them for moving up to high school next year.

  • Sheriff Brown named Sheriff of the Year

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown has been named the National Sheriffs’ Association’s (NSA) sheriff of the year.

        Brown will receive the NSA’s 2017 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award at the organization’s annual conference in Reno, Nevada, in June. The award recognizes a sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and the criminal justice profession, demonstrates exceptional service to his or her community, and has contributed to the betterment of the NSA.

  • Grace House closes

    Grace House, a homeless shelter located in Bedford, closed late last month.

        According to Caleb Hunter, who identified himself as “VP and CEO” of Grace House, it was a financial problem that forced it to close.
        “We don’t receive any grants,” Hunter said. “We have had no corporate sponsors.”
        He added that Grace House doesn’t receive any government money and is not getting routine support from any churches.

  • Top principal

    Dr. Kathleen Dills loves her job.

        Every day she generates enthusiasm and optimism as principal at Liberty High School.
        On Friday she was recognized for her work at the school, being named the Virginia Student Councils Association administrator of the year.
        “It’s very humbling,” Dr. Dills said of the honor. “I don’t need to be recognized for this job because I love it very much.”

  • General Assembly Building to be replaced

    By Senator Steve Newman

        Things have been exceptionally busy this year in the General Assembly session. as the record number of visitors to the Capitol continued this year. I am encouraged to see so many folks showing an interest in the legislative process because it reinforces the fact that we truly represent you.

  • Last week was a productive week

    Calvin Coolidge once observed, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.” That quote from the 30th President came to mind this week, as House Bill 2108 won approval by the Senate by a vote of 35 to 3.