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Today's News

  • Contested race for District 4 School Board seat

        While voters in District 2 and District 3 won’t have a choice in the school board election in those districts as the incumbents are running unopposed, District 4 voters will have a choice.

        Two men, Marcus Hill and Isaiah Knight, have thrown their hat in the ring to replace District 4 school board member Gary Hostutler, who has chosen not to run for reelection.

  • 22 Too Many

    Tiffany Farmer-Bowyer wants people to understand the trauma that can follow military personnel home from their service.

        Last year her brother committed suicide, a year after getting out of the military; it was a devastating blow to the family.
        While searching for help, Tiffany discovered the 22 Too Many Foundation. Every day, according to statistics, an estimated 22 veterans and one active duty soldier commits suicide. With Tiffany  and  her family, that statistic hit too close to home a year ago this month.

  • Seven apply for council seat

        Seven candidates have filed to fill the vacant seat on Bedford Town Council left by the resignation of Jim Vest.
        The candidates include: Robert D. Carson, Bruce Erik Hartwick, James Leftwich, Jeremy Hamlett, Daniel Lee Kirby, David C. Foster and Reagan P. Flaherty.

  • Schools placed on lockdown

    At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from West Crossing Drive, Forest. The caller advised that two black males wearing ski masks entered his home armed with a handgun. The suspects took the callers safe and left in a grey SUV. The caller said one of the suspects was wearing a yellow jacket and the other had on a grey jacket. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies are actively searching the area for the suspect vehicle. As a precautionary measure several Forest schools were placed on a perimeter lock-down, which was lifted at 2:20 p.m.

  • Time to go to the polls

        Next Tuesday is election day.

        Virginia will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All members of the House of Delegates are up for reelection, but none of the three delegates who represent Bedford County are facing an opponent.
        Locally, the District 2, District 3 and District 4 board of supervisors and school board seats are open. However the only contested races are the District 2 supervisors race and the District 4 school board race.

  • Cavaliers Crush Rustburg

    Jefferson Forest found itself back in the win column following a 56-20 win over the Rustburg Red Devils.

    The score was impressive for the Cavaliers considering the team is missing eight  two-way starters with three out of their four starting running backs out with injury. Perhaps more impressive is that the team piled up over 600 yards rushing despite all of those injuries.

    Three Cavaliers players finished with over 100 yards on the ground. Senior running back Hunter Millner led the team with 192 yards on 12 carries.

  • Golden Eagles roll over Fleming

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles took to the road to maintain their perfect season traveling to William Fleming to take on the Colonels.

    Calling the performance the Golden Eagles put on display 'dominant' might not do it justice. Staunton River's defense pitched a shutout and obliterated the Colonels 58-0 to move to 9-0 on the season.

    "Our goal is to be 1-0 at the end of every week," Head Coach Chuck Poston said.

  • Liberty can't hang on

    A strong start for the Liberty Minutemen against top-ranked Brookville quickly faded and the Minutemen were unable to hold on in a 49-21 loss to the Bees.

    Liberty opened the game with a surprise onside kick that they recovered to get their offense on the field first. Starting around midfield the Minutemen drove down the field taking almost five minutes off the clock.

    The drive was capped off with a nine-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Alladdin Elroumy.

  • A Mythiopian society

    By James F. Burns

        In the land of Mythiopia, each day an artist painted a colorful rainbow on a new canvas delivered that morning.  The artist sold each painting at day’s end, donating part of the proceeds for the purchase of tickets so that Mythiopians might attend that night’s concert.  In turn, their talented musician used part of the ticket sales to buy a fresh canvas for the artist to use the next day.

  • Celebrating Amtrak’s return to Roanoke

    By Barrett F. (Bart) Warner
    Town Manager
    Town of Bedford

        Congratulations are in order for everyone who made it possible for passenger rail service to return to Roanoke after a 38-year hiatus. In the late 1800’s, rail helped transform the sleepy hamlet of “Big Lick” into the thriving city of Roanoke. The return of passenger rail promises to deliver substantial economic development benefits and additional travel options throughout Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and beyond.