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Today's News

  • Hurt talks business with local merchants

        Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by the Welcome Center to talk with local business people on Jan. 30.

        Hurt, who was reelected to his second term in November, said that his district has geographically grown after the post 2010 census redistricting. He picked up three counties and the 5th District now stretches from the North Carolina border to include Fauquier County in the northern part of Virginia.
        “Rural areas are shrinking in population,” he said.

  • Local barbershop continues to expand

        Tom’s Barbershop, located in the By-Pass Business Center at 800B Blue Ridge Avenue, is now up to three barbers with the addition of Bill Acors, who started six weeks ago.

        “I met Tom in a barbershop in Lynchburg,” said Acors, explaining how he and Tom Gentry, the barbershop’s owner, met. He said Gentry told him his business had reached the point where he needed a third barber and made him an offer.

  • Agape Center opens its new facility

         The Agape Center, in Moneta, is now serving clients from its new home on Promised Land Road. The first clients walked through its doors on Jan. 29.

  • Moneta Elementary student wins County Spelling Bee

        Out of the six words he had to spell last Thursday, Aiden Belcher struggled the most with “stucco.”

        Even though he wasn’t familiar with the word, he still got it right, and then spelled “crochet” as the winning word to claim the title as 2013 Bedford County Spelling Bee champion.
        Belcher, a student at Moneta Elementary School, will now compete in the regional spelling bee scheduled for March 16 in Roanoke. That will be held at the Holiday Inn-Airport at 10 a.m.

  • Study looks at new middle school options

    proposals would require one or more of the current sports fields at LHS to be relocated, if that site is chosen.
        In addition to discussing the study, the school board will also hold a public hearing on the 2013-2014 budget for Bedford County Public Schools. Action items include a vote on a revised elementary school redistricting proposal for the Forest Zone as well as updates to the school system’s zone transfer policy. The school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Science and Technology Center auditorium.

  • Bedford Habitat for Humanity, Christmas in Action groups merge

        After 20 years of serving the Bedford County community by providing adequate housing for those in need, the local Habit for Humanity and Christmas in Action (CIA) organizations have merged to better meet the housing needs of the area. 

        According to Jim VanWinkle, interim president of Habitat, and Gardner Simpkins, former president of CIA, the new entity will combine the strengths of the two organizations with each complementing the other. 

  • Byrdsters sweep Eagles

      A topsy-turvey season for Staunton River basketball continues to get topsier and turvier.

  • Ladies look to the playoffs

      With the playoffs just around the corner, both the Liberty Minettes and JF Lady Cavs appear poised to make their marks.

  • For JF hoopsters, a 'Neer miss

      Hand grenades and horseshoes.

  • Sports commentary: My favorite performer

      Thanks, Beyonce.