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Today's News

  • ‘Christian’ school rebukes little girl

    Lynchburg’s Timberlake Christian School has gotten national attention over its treatment of a female student who didn’t look “girly enough,” as one headline put it.
        Roanoke’s WDBJ, Channel 7, broke the story of 8-year-old Sunnie Kahle, who has short hair and prefers a boyish look.
        The Campbell County girl is being raised by her great-grandmother, who was surprised to get a letter from the school suggesting that the child go somewhere else.

  • A hole in our intelligence

        According to a March 24 Wall Street Journal article, the Russian military move that quickly sealed off all Ukrainian military bases early last month exposed a hole in our military intelligence gathering capability.

  • McAuliffe: Watch what you say in the pulpit

    He is who we thought he was.
        Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would prohibit state censorship of certain military chaplains’ sermons, even though it easily passed through both the House and Senate Chambers. If there’s any silver lining, there just may be enough votes to override the governor’s short-sighted veto.

  • New plumbing business opens in Bedford

        Marty Hamrick and Spencer Bobbitt, both from Bedford, noticed a shortage of plumbers in the Bedford area, once James Welch, a well-known local plumber, came to be in ill health.
        Both men knew Welch, who died last month.
        “I thought a lot of James,” Hamrick said. “It’s hard not to see him in parts houses in the morning.”

  • Bedford Observatory opens doors to area sky watchers

    By Hannah Steele
    Bedford Middle School

        Why just merely look at the stars when, instead, you can see them at an observatory in Bedford?

  • Thaxton NEED team explores energy

        A former Thaxton NEED team member came home last week to talk to the current students about Virginia Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) car.
        Eli White, who will complete a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech this spring, was a member of the NEED team from 1999 until 2002 when he moved on to Bedford Middle School. He’s co-leader of the HEVT at Tech that is working on the current three-year project.

  • Mother, daughter each named teacher of the year

    Martha Nowlin and Kim Bollinger have a lot in common.
        They’re both teachers at elementary schools in Bedford County—Martha at Big Island Elementary and Kim at Body Camp Elementary. They both love teaching; they both serve as coordinator for their school’s Consultation Team.
        They’ve both been named as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
        And there’s one more important connection they share—they are mother (Martha) and daughter (Kim).

  • Help Bedford try to win a fireworks display

        Erika Kuhfeldt of Bedford is hoping to win a fireworks display for the community this year.
        And she wants others to join in the effort.
         Kuhfeldt responded to a contest sponsored by the Destination America cable channel. Visitors to DestinationAmerica.com can enter their town in the contest to with a Fourth of July fireworks display. All you have to do is submit a short essay on “what makes your community worthy of a special celebration.”

  • LHS to host Special Olympics April 23

        For many of Alicia Schneider’s Adaptive Physical Education students, participating in the Special Olympics is the highlight of their year.
        Some in her Liberty High School classes begin asking about it the first day of school.
        That’s why when Schneider learned her students wouldn’t be able to participate in Roanoke’s Special Olympics this year, because the date coincided with the school’s spring break, she needed to take action.
        And needed to do it quick.

  • Pair of JF gridiron stars head to next level

     

    Monday was a happy morning in the halls of Jefferson Forest High School.  

    For on that day, a pair of Cavalier football standouts announced where it was that they'd play next season.  They backed up their words with signed letters of intent, as well.

    Ryan Crist will be heading to Emory and Henry, while A.J. Zellars Jr. is off to Ferrum.