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Today's News

  • Big game at Liberty moved to Saturday night

     Liberty Athletic Director Lori Mattson announced that the Region III semifinal between R.E. Lee and Liberty will be played on Saturday night, rather than on Friday.

    A field soaked by days of heavy rain proved unplayable.  With the weather clearing, it should be dry enough on Saturday.

    Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • Owner of property hopes to preserve slave cabin

    According to the census of 1860, there were 10,176 slaves laboring in Bedford County. A tangible reminder of these men and women is on the verge of crumbling into oblivion.

        Ivy Cliff is a historic house in New London. It’s more than 200 years old and was once the home of a family that owned a tobacco plantation. Near the house, one of the plantation’s slave cabins is still standing and Chris Gulluscio, the current owner of Ivy Cliff, wants to save it.

  • A heart for children

    The minimum age to be a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is 21. Chelsea Clemons, who is 22, is the youngest CASA working out of the Bedford office.

        CASAs are appointed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court when a case comes before the court that involves children. The CASA’s job is to look out for the children’s interests and prepare a report for the judge. All CASAs are volunteers.

  • Fundraiser takes Flyte

    If you remember the ‘60s, then you weren’t there, the saying goes.

        When Steve Arrington, a member of Second Flyte, forgot which song they were preforming next, at one point Saturday night, fellow band members said that was proof Arrington was indeed there.

  • Collage magazine is recognized among nation's best

    From the time Collage, Liberty High School’s literary magazine, fired back up four years ago it has garnered national attention.

        And it continues to do so.

  • Local group begins equine association

    Bedford County has the fourth largest horse population in Virginia, according to Richard Toms. That was part of the inspiration to start a new organization that actually began in January with seven people and now has grown to 65.

  • Thayer man’s hearing now set for Dec. 11

    Though he had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in August, a Thaxton man’s request in late October to have his sentencing delayed because his mother was in the hospital was granted. He is now scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11.

        Matthew Ivan Sayers, 29, entered guilty pleas to two felony charges and one misdemeanor in connection with a fatality accident that claimed the life of a 46-year-old Roanoke man in August 2008. Hilton Holden III was killed when his motorcycle was struck in the rear by a pickup truck driven by Sayers in the Villamont area.

  • Program allows parents to have immediate access to grades

    Beginning this week, parents of middle and high school students in Bedford County Public Schools have a fast way to check up on how their students are doing this year.

        Parents attending teacher conferences this week were given login information for the new ParentPortal program that puts their students’ grades and attendance records just a mouse click away after entering the PowerSchool program, a student information system.

  • 255 years of history

    The Bedford County’s Sheriff’s Office has a long and storied history.  The county’s first sheriff, Joseph Ray, took office when Bedford County was first formed in 1754.

        Now it is in the process of compiling as much of that as possible.

  • With thanksgiving

    In any given year, the reality of life is that one enjoys both blessing and hardship, triumph and defeats.         Many times it is easier to recount the struggles, than to focus on the blessings. Let this week once again provide the impetus to focus on the blessings.