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Today's News

  • Fly it with honor

        Travis W. Overstreet Sr. gets very upset when he sees an American flag flown in a disrespectful way — that is a flag that is obviously torn or frayed. He gets upset to the point that he took Town Council to task, right after Memorial Day, because a number of the flags placed in holders on lamp posts in Centertown were frayed.

        Overstreet has seven military veterans in his family. His father was a Marine who served in World War II and Korea. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, in the 1st Marine Division.

  • You know what you have

        The New London Cannery opened for business this month and will remain open until the middle of December. The cannery allows people to can large amounts at one time.

        “You know where the produce came from,” commented Sharon Johnston, who was helping her friend, Laura Knaup can tomatoes, Thursday. Johnston and her husband, Clay, had canned 30 quart cans of their own tomatoes two days earlier. The couple have 31 tomato plants.

  • Rocket science

        The Bedford Central Library’s last Wacky Wednesday, a part of the library’s summer reading program, soared to new heights last week. The children got to design, build and launch their own rockets.

        “We put a little science with our art today,” said Lauren Harper, the youth services librarian.

  • Woman dies in Saturday fire

        A woman died last week in a fire at a Moneta home; the home was subsequently destroyed in a secondary fire the following day.

  • Bedford County woman arrested for abduction, malicious wounding after posting ad on Craigslist for sex

    Last Wednesday, July 22, deputies with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Old Country Road in Bedford in reference to an assault call.
    According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, deputies spoke to a male victim who was suffering from numerous cuts and lacerations. The victim told the deputies that he had responded to a Craigslist.com ad offering sexual services by a subject identifying herself as “Trinity,” and he had arranged with her to meet at her residence in the 5000 block of Old Country Road.

  • RHS rising senior drowns at SML

        On Monday, football players from Staunton River High School were getting ready to pick up equipment for practice that was set to begin later this week.
        And a football camp for young Golden Eagles-in-waiting was on the schedule for that evening.
        But football practice has been delayed and the camp postponed as the SRHS community learned of the loss of one of their own, 17-year-old Chase Mullins, who drowned while swimming at Smith Mountain Lake Sunday evening.

  • Schools end fiscal year in the black

        The Bedford County School Board got some good news at its Thursday night meeting.
         According to Randy Hagler, the school division’s chief financial officer, the school division ended the last fiscal year $503,000 in the black. Hagler said this came about because the school division received $310,000 more in revenue than anticipated, while expenditures were $193,000 below what was budgeted. Hagler said the supervisors will be asked to re-appropriate this money to the school division’s maintenance fund.

  • Sew rewarding

        The Peaks & Pieces Quilt Guild’s annual quilt show is currently brightening the interior of the Bedford Central Library. The colorful quilts line the library’s balcony and visitors can vote for their favorites.

  • Local Navy SEAL writes book on leadership

        Ed Hiner grew up in Montvale and graduated from Liberty High School in 1986.

  • The case is cold no longer

        For 40 years the parents of Sheila and Katherine Lyon have been longing to know what happened to their daughters.

        They’ve had to live with that uncertainty since the two sisters went missing from a shopping mall in Wheaton, Maryland, in March 1975.