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Today's News

  • "Dog" days of summer

    As if the opening games of the high school football season weren’t enough.

  • Young golfer hits big time

           Golf is one of those games that can be played well into one’s later years.

    It can also be played at a surprisingly young age.

  • Elite anglers will return in 2010

        BASS announced last week its revised 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series regular-season schedule and Smith Mountain Lake is still there, though the tournament date has been changed.

  • Quilts fill library at annual show

        For the 13th year in a row, the Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild has filled Bedford’s central library with color.

        This year the Guild’s 50 members have produced 108 quilted entries for the annual show. They range from bed quilts to wall hangings to accessories such as quilted hand bags and place mats.

  • Board names new assistant superintendent

        The Bedford County School Board made three administrative appointments at its regular meeting Thursday night, including naming a new assistant superintendent.

        The school board filled the school division’s number two spot, approving Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Schuch’s recommendation of Dr. Cherie Whitehurst as assistant superintendent for Bedford County Public Schools. 

  • Dr. Schuch gets to work

        Dr. Douglas Schuch is in transition.

        Schuch officially took the helm of Bedford County Public Schools on July 1, taking over from Dr. James Blevins who retired after a dozen years with the school division. His transition began before Blevins left. Schuch spent some time here while wrapping up his work in Stafford County where he had served in that school division’s central office.

  • Camp Virginia Jaycee hires new staff

        Camp Virginia Jaycee will reopen on July 26 for its last three sessions of the summer.

        The camp closed earlier this month after an internal investigation discovered that an adult camper did not receive her scheduled dose of a prescribed medication on time. Camp Jaycee serves adults with mental disabilities and those who are on medications require assistance to make sure they take the proper dose at the proper time. The camp director and medical director were fired as a result of the incident and two nurses were suspended.

  • Following the Yellow Brick Road

        All Bedford Police Lieutenant Todd Foreman had to do was follow the Yellow Brick Road at the end of a two-month FBI Academy.

        This is easier said than done. The Yellow Brick Road is a 6.2 mile run. The FBI Academy is held at Quantico and 3.1 miles of this run consisted of a Marine Corps obstacle course. Lt. Foreman has a yellow brick with the number of his FBI Academy class to prove he made it. Bedford Police Chief Jim Day also has one. He completed the Academy while with Roanoke’s police department.  

  • BCSO: Children found in trunk of vehicle

        Bond was set Friday for the three adults accused of placing their children in the trunk of a car and driving off from the Bedford McDonalds last week.

        Last Monday, July 13, three adults from Petersburg were arrested on child endangerment charges in Bedford County in connection with the case.

  • Letters

    How to fix it

        With our nation’s health care system in crisis, I have not heard one word about how to really fix it.  I have heard about nationalization, forcing everyone to have insurance and making care providers cut their prices through government mandates.  However, none of these so called “solutions” addresses the real issue, the root cause of skyrocketing health care costs: Health Insurance.