Today's News

  • School projects moving along on time

        Work on Liberty Middle School and the new Liberty High School gym is going well, according to Eddie Brown, of M. B. Kahn, the company overseeing the project.
        “The schedule on both projects is in good shape,” Brown told the school board, Thursday night.

  • Consent agenda item draws ire of some board members

        Items on the Bedford County Board of Supervisors’ consent agenda are normally not controversial.
        The entire block of items normally pass on a consensus although the supervisors can pull an item off to discuss separately. This happened Monday night when the supervisors balked at an item that read “Consideration of a request to compensate Douglas D. Maynard in the amount of $300 for the loss of a calf killed by a dog not his own.”

  • Student produced film explores consequences of sexting

    Just how much trouble can a teen get into with sexting?

        Sexting is a practice made possible by the Internet and digital cameras in which someone sends out nude images of themselves, or of someone else, through social media.

  • Hand-crafted fine furniture

        Michael Maxwell’s roots grow deep in Bedford. And though he didn’t grow up here, he’s settled in here for the past 25 years, making fine, hand-crafted furniture that is sent out all over the country.

        Maxwell’s grandfather ran Rubatex at  one     time  and his family had ties to numerous businesses in the South Bridge Street area.

  • BMH renovates emergency department

        It’s done. Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital’s renovated and expanded emergency department will officially open this Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • Two current, two former supervisors claim Craig's firing 'politically motivated.'

        In documents filed Friday in federal court, two current and two former members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors claim the firing of former County Director of Tourism Gerald Craig was the result of actions he took, prior to taking the job, in which he participated in a local Republican party meeting in which three supervisors were censured.

  • Cavaliers fall just short in Championship

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Last year Jefferson Forest won five games and was bounced in the first round of the Seminole District Championship. This year the Cavaliers took down Liberty and Rustburg to reach the Seminole District Championship game.

  • Liberty falls at the buzzer

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Liberty had the game in the palm of its hand but a defensive breakdown on the final play ended their run for the Seminole District title.

     “Before the tournament we talked about control what you can control,” Liberty Head Coach Emilee Dunton said after a first round victory against Rustburg. “Obviously it’s going to be a hostile environment when it’s win or go home.”

  • JF ends Liberty's season

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    At the beginning the Liberty basketball program was filled with question marks. The team was young and looking for leadership and needed players who could score and rebound on a nightly basis.

    Fast forward about three months and the team went toe-to-toe with the No. 2 seed in the Seminole District, and Bedford County rival, Jefferson Forest. The Cavaliers were victorious 50-47 but Liberty pushed a top team to the edge.

  • Jefferson Forest impresses at 4D Regional Swim Meet

    Boys Team: Jefferson Forest- First Place 157 points

    Girls Team: Jefferson Forest - Fourth Place 72 points