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Today's News

  • Public hearing brings out school budget supporters

        A public hearing on Bedford County’s budget and tax rate, held Monday night at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC), was dominated by the school budget.    
        About 75 people, attended the hearing. A majority of the 13 speakers at the hearing urged the supervisors to support the budget the school board presented. All of these speakers were applauded by a group of 20 people who sat together in one section of BSTC’s Susie Gibson auditorium where the meeting was held.

  • Survey marking county’s agricultural landmarks

        The Bedford Historical Society embarked on a detailed survey of Bedford County’s agricultural history at the beginning of the year.

        According to Betty Gereau, a member of the Bedford Historical Society’s board of directors, a 1998 architectural survey stated that Bedford County contains some of the finest historic rural architecture in Virginia. Gereu stated in a news release that several rural historic studies have been done since then, but none have specifically addressed barns and agricultural outbuildings.

  • One year old - and growing!

        Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchard came out to Liberty High School (LHS) to talk with the school’s agriculture students about pruning fruit trees. Last year the students planted an orchard, which is sponsored by Gross’ Orchard, Johnson’s Orchard and Southern States. The idea is to give the students hands-on experience with this aspect of agriculture.

  • CASA volunteers do their best to help save them, 'one child at a time'

        After a career as a sales/marketing manager, Michel Kordich was ready to retire—and volunteer. An experience she had shortly before retiring led her to become a CASA volunteer.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. A CASA is a volunteer that the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court judge can appoint when he’s handling a case that involves children. The CASA investigates the children’s needs and prepares a report for the judge.

  • Ware faces 12 mos. in jail

        For justice to be served, 67-year-old Earl Anthony Ware needed to spend some time in jail, stated Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike during a sentencing hearing Monday.

        “I have seen people go to jail for stealing a cheap bottle of wine,” Judge Updike explained in handing out the 12 month jail sentence to the former Bedford County supervisor, found guilty earlier this year of stealing close to $300,000 from a widow, children and firefighters.

  • Kowalchuk carried the banner for WWII nurses

        A Huddleston woman who made her mark as a flight nurse during World War II and a volunteer here in Bedford County died Sunday night.

        Evelyn Kowalchuk, 93, served as a flight nurse during World War II and landed on the beaches of Normandy just three days after D-Day in her service as a nurse.
        Kowalchuk was born in Jersey City, N.J.  She obtained her R.N. Degree in October 1941 from Newark Memorial Hospital and entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 1, 1942. 

  • Manslaughter plea

        A 22-year-old Bedford County man left the Bedford County Circuit Court courtroom, Tuesday morning, to immediately start serving his prison term for a crash that killed a Montvale teen last fall.

  • Still unbeaten

      Somebody forgot to tell these youngsters just how young they are.

  • Sports commentary: Time for you to make a stand

      Democracy is simple:  You can step up now or you can step up later.

  • Holland-America Cruise

      Last year, he was living in the Netherlands, focusing on defense.