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Today's News

  • Deficit, healthcare and regulations

    Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by Bedford, last week, to address a business roundtable hosted by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. His main themes were the need to reduce the federal deficit and reduce regulation.

        “We’ve got to get our fiscal house in order in Washington,” said Hurt, concerning the deficit.

  • JF hits it big at State swim meet

      They certainly carried themselves as a powerhouse.

  • School board seeks more money from county

    The Bedford County School Board has told the county's supervisors that the school system is still $2.3 million short of balancing the school division's budget. This was last week, before the General Assembly passed a budget which contains more school funding than the governor originally called for. Figures are not yet available on how much more Bedford County's schools will get.

  • Windmill ordinance approved

        Building a windmill for electric power generation is now a use-by-right in all zones in Bedford County. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the county's planning commission unanimously approved the ordinance at a joint meeting Monday night. The joint meeting was held in order to speed the process.

  • Gardner states reasons against clemency

    Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has made his thoughts known to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on whether Jens Soering should be granted parole and deportation to his homeland in Germany: Don’t do it.

        Gardner was the chief investigator when Derek and Nancy Haysom were murdered at their Bedford County home on that March 30 Saturday night in 1985. Derek Haysom had been stabbed 36 times; Nancy Haysom was stabbed seven times. Both had their throats cut from ear to ear.

  • Gardner states reasons against clemency

    Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has made his thoughts known to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on whether Jens Soering should be granted parole and deportation to his homeland in Germany: Don’t do it.

        Gardner was the chief investigator when Derek and Nancy Haysom were murdered at their Bedford County home on that March 30 Saturday night in 1985. Derek Haysom had been stabbed 36 times; Nancy Haysom was stabbed seven times. Both had their throats cut from ear to ear.

  • Business provides winter clothes for passers by

    By Peter Sawyer

  • Grand jury indicts woman for murder

    Kristina Pongracz is now facing a first degree murder charge.
        On Tuesday, a Bedford County grand jury indicted the 29-year-old Goode woman on the murder charge in connection with the death of her 77-year-old boyfriend, William Herchenrider, last year.

  • Witt’s bond revoked

    Although sentencing for former Staunton River High School teacher and football coach Richard Isaac Witt was postponed Tuesday, he left Bedford County Circuit Court en route to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

  • Doing their homework... and sharing it on Facebook

    You can hand it to the parents of students from Bedford Primary School: They’re doing their homework.

        They’ve come to meetings to challenge a proposal to close the school armed with studies, alternate proposals and even, possibly, a legal loophole.
        They’ve used the tried and true — good old footwork to get hundreds of names on petitions opposing the closure—and new technology to research and spread their message through the social media.