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Today's News

  • Time to become presidential

        It’s time for President Donald Trump to start acting presidential.
        This past weekend, President Trump decided to take on NFL players who have kneeled in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. In a speech in Alabama on Friday, he demanded that NFL owners get rid of any players who follow through with that protest.

  • Shentel gets franchise agreement

        Bedford Town Council voted 6-0 to grant Shentel a non-exclusive franchise agreement to provide Internet service in the town. Councilman Stacey Hailey was absent.
        The agreement sets a minimum population density of 30 people per linear mile for service. Town Manager Bart Warner said this won’t be an issue anywhere in Bedford because the town’s population density is between 70 and 100 people per linear mile.

  • Schools move toward electronic device goal

        Dr. Edward Hoisington, the school division’s director of technology, updated Bedford County School Board members on progress toward the goal of a 1:1 electronic device/student ratio, at its meeting Sept. 14.

  • Teen pleads guilty to four felonies

        A Bedford teen pleaded guilty to four felonies Friday in connection with an October 2016 incident in which he stole a gun from his parents’ home and fired at several occupied vehicles.
        Daniel Jared Flint, 18, entered guilty pleas in Bedford Circuit Court to two counts of shooting at an occupied vehicle, one count of possessing a firearm after being involuntarily committed and one count of destruction of property.

  • Bedford County XC news

    Liberty/Staunton River

    Liberty and Staunton River’s cross country programs met once again at the Rockbridge XC Classic on Sept. 23.

    The meet featured 17 teams (including LHS and SR) and took place in Lexington, Va. The fields were fairly large, boasting 117 female runners and 140 male runners in the varsity 5,000 m races.
    Liberty

    Juan Salgado continued to be Liberty’s top runner after capturing a team-highest 20th place on Saturday. Salgado’s 18:40.02 run was just less than a second off 19th place.

  • Liberty volleyball continues comeback, posts two wins over Glass and Brookville

    After starting the season 1-3, Liberty’s volleyball team has shown grit and tenacity as they’ve posted a 4-2 record since then. The Minutemen logged two impressive wins over E.C. Glass and Brookville to post a 5-5 record this season thus far.

  • Staunton River volleyball breaks through with back-to-back wins

    Staunton River volleyball finally had its breakthrough moment. After dropping nine straight games, the Eagles posted back-to-back wins over William Fleming and Gretna on the road.

    “I’m happy for the girls to get a win on the board,” said Head Coach Sharon Blake. “They’ve had so many other ‘wins’ this season and having it show on the scoreboard helped them see that.”

  • Making the case

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance called them the heroes of the Lyon sisters case: They were the investigators that put in thousands of hours of work in making the first degree murder cases against Lloyd Lee Welch Jr.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball captures 10th win over Rustbirg in straight sets

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team extended their win streak to three in a row after picking up wins against Brookville and Rustburg on consecutive days.

  • Bedford County's qolf teams qualify for Region tournament

    After an undefeated regular season in Seminole District competition, it was by no surprise that Jefferson Forest’s golf team captured the Seminole District Tournament.

    “We are very pleased with the way the season has progressed so far,” said Jefferson Forest’s Head Coach Garnet Manley Jr. “The team has set a lot of school records along the way.”