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Today's News

  • Romney fails to win LU crowd

    Mitt Romney was treated with politeness and respect at his commencement speech at Liberty University last weekend.
        But that’s all. There was no emotional or deep-seated show of support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. I watched the address on a streaming video from Roanoke’s CBS affiliate, WDBJ-TV.

  • Obama contributes to Romney campaign


        I read last week that President Barack Obama made a contribution to Mitt Romney’s campaign. Of course, he didn’t pull out his checkbook and write Romney’s campaign a check, but what President Obama did was even better. He came out openly in favor of same-sex marriage.

  • Here we go again

    Uh oh. Here we go again.
        At the 11th hour, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors is considering pulling funds away from the school system, once again.
        Last year, the supervisors withheld funds from the school board, as budget negotiations got acrimonious between the two boards. This year should be different. The school board members and school administration have done all they could to keep the lines of communication open between the two boards. There shouldn’t be any surprises.

  • Man receives 30-year sentence in Goode Country Store robbery

        A Bedford man will spend 30 years in prison for charges related to the armed robbery of Goode Country Store last March.

  • Program focuses on opportunities area businesses have to offer

        A group of local business and government representatives gathered at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) near New London, Friday for a breakfast presentation on the Bedford One Program. The program got started as an effort to provide local industry tours for county high school students.

        “Region 2000 provides lots of jobs,” said Michael Moorshead, formerly vice president of Barr Laboratories (now Teva). Moorshead serves on the steering committee that guides Bedford One.

  • Womanless Pageant to raise funds for Montvale Rescue Squad

        They promise to have plenty of local celebrities. They promise to be dressed as you’ve never seen them before. A couple have even promised to show some skin.

        And they promise that the Saturday, June 2 Womanless Beauty Pageant will be plenty of fun.

  • Local YOVASO groups win top honors for their efforts

        Students at Bedford County high schools and middle schools have made a point this year of letting their classmates know the importance of being safe when driving or riding in vehicle.

        And those efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. The students have won numerous awards this year through the Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) campaigns.

  • Hearing draws few speakers

    Those wanting to let their voices be heard about the city of Bedford’s proposed reversion to town status got their opportunity to state their opinions this week.

        But few took advantage.
        A public hearing, held Monday night by the Virginia Commission on Local Government at Bedford Science and Technology Center, drew a small crowd. The auditorium was nearly empty with about 60 people in attendance. Only a few of those in attendance spoke, with most favoring the reversion.

  • Commission on Local Government visits Bedford

        The reversion process is rolling along.

        The Virginia Commission on Local Government came to Bedford, Monday, for a two-day visit to gather information as it considers the proposal for the city of Bedford to revert to town status.

  • Supervisors balk at giving schools additional $4.2M

        It’s possible that the Bedford County School Board may not receive the $3.5 million they were anticipating after all. The school board has asked for $3.5 million unspent funds from the county, plus $700,000 of  the money left over from the Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) renovation. The board would like to use that money for maintenance.