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Today's News

  • Museum says thanks to volunteers

        The Bedford Museum said thanks to its many volunteers with a pre-Thanksgiving lunch, Thursday.

        Volunteers are key to the museum’s functioning and Doug Cooper, the museum’s manager, said that the museum has approximately 50 regular volunteers. The volunteers perform a number of valuable services that would otherwise require paid staff, doing services like scanning and filing documents. Many are retirees and volunteering at the museum gets them out of the house while doing something of value for the community.

  • Holiday open house to be held at Avenel

        It costs a lot to keep the heat on at Avenel.

  • Healing art

    Bedford Memorial Hospital, with help from the Bower Center and Art on Depot Street, has turned a long, sterile-looking hallway into an art gallery. Nine local artists have provided 30 pieces of paintings— water colors, oil, and pastel. A framed display featuring short biographical pieces on each artist gives visitors a chance to get to know some of the Bedford area’s talent.

        The goal, according to Patty Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO, is to provide a more cheerful environment for patients and their families.

  • A heart for Haiti

    Haiti is hot and humid all the time, although it can get down into the 60s on the little country’s central plateau. Diseases are a problem — malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid, some hepatitis, tetanus. Nevertheless, Bob Routh and Adele Dellavalle-Routh are frequent visitors. Most years, they go down there twice.

  • Bedford Pregnancy Center seeks permanent home

    Bedford Pregnancy Center moved to temporary quarters at Brookhill Wesleyan Church two months ago.

        Lori Lewis, director of the center, said that it had rented space from Life Church, in Bedford’s Centertown, for more than five years. The pregnancy center moved because it was informed by the church about its plans to expand into the space occupied by the Bedford Pregnancy Center.
        Brookhill offered the organization space.

  • Earnest found guilty in retrial

    The trial was held in a different courtroom with a jury from a different county. But in the end, the verdict was the same: Guilty.

  • Mary B. Terry, 83, Bedford

        Mary Bruce Terry, 83, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1927 a daughter of the late Carl Bruce and Julia King Bruce.

        Mary was a loyal member of Longwood Avenue Baptist Church and loved her church. She ran Terryland Nursery for many years.
        In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Tech. Sgt. William Robert Terry, and a great-grand daughter, Marissa Burnette; also two sisters and four brothers.

  • Schimmoeller, Robertson medal

    “I love our parents!” exclaimed Jefferson Forest Head Coach Jerome Loy.  “Our parents are the best in the state!”

  • Next up for Eagles: Harrisonburg

    They’re all big at this stage.  The Golden Eagles may be facing their biggest opponent yet, this Friday.

    Staunton River turns its attention to the Massanutten, where it will face that district’s champion, Harrisonburg.

  • Hot Coles puts SR in Regional semifinal

    “We’re not just some feel-good story anymore,” said Head Coach Chuck Poston, following his team’s 21-10 win over E.C. Glass.

    He’d have gotten no argument from the Hilltoppers.  As they loaded their buses for the trip back to Lynchburg, they were feeling anything but good.