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Today's News

  • Working hard, working smart

    Harris Printing will celebrate 30 years in business this year.

        Its owner, Robert Harris Sr., who turned 80 this year, still runs the business and his success is a testimony to working hard — and to working smart.

  • Bassett hounds Cavs

     By Jeff McClintock

    Jefferson Forest welcomed the Bassett Bengals to town Friday night. 

  • Man who viewed child porn at library sentenced

    A Bedford man caught viewing child pornography at the  Bedford Central Public Library in February will spend 16 months in prison as a result of his conviction.

        On Tuesday, Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike sentenced Mark Wilson Reynolds, 46, to five years in prison with all but one year, four months of that suspended. He will have to register as a sex offender, have three years of supervised probation and not have any unsupervised contact with minors. He is also barred from using the Internet or from going to public libraries.

  • Sports Commentary: The Halo Effect

    There are a number of candidates in this year’s election season who first made their names in the world of sports.

    Chris Dudley, a former center for the Portland Trailblazers, is running for the governorship of Oregon.

  • Local troop has more than five decades of history

    Boy Scout Troop 183 is celebrating its anniversary this weekend.

        The troop started in 1957 and was originally sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church. Harold Wilkes was the first scout master and the Rev. G. William Beale was rector of St. John’s at the time. The troop became associated with Bedford Presbyterian Church in the 1980s and both churches jointly sponsor it. They meet in a facility owned by Bedford Presbyterian on Center Street. It is the oldest continuing troop in the Bedford area.

  • Lady Cav netters keep rolling

    There are wins and there are statement wins.

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team made one of the latter this past Thursday evening, when it pounded top rival E.C. Glass.

  • Three solid halves of football

    Two good teams squared off in Bedford last Friday night.

    One of them played a great game.  It won.

  • R.I. man sentenced on sex crime charges

    The father of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared for a day in February 2009 with a Rhode Island man, testified of the horror the family faced of not knowing where their daughter was for that 24-hour period. And, he said, the ramifications of that event have continued to be felt by their daughter and the family.

  • Shifflett withdraws embezzlement pleas

    A Hardy woman, accused of embezzling money from the Hardy Volunteer Fire Department, will stand trial on those charges, after all.

        Deborah Lynn Shifflett, 39, entered no contest pleas last month in Bedford County Circuit Court on 10 felony embezzlement charges, but withdrew those pleas during a hearing Friday. Her trial has now been scheduled for Jan. 18.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Sept. 8, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.
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