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Today's News

  • One giant leap

        There’s no doubt: His step truly was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
        Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. He died this past Saturday at the age of 82.

  • 9/11 prayer breakfast

        Bedford Christian Fellowship and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, with support from the Bedford County Ministerial Association and the Society of St. Andrew, will sponsor the eighth annual Community Ecumenical 9/11 Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

  • Three vie for District 2

        Unlike District 3, District 2 is seeing a three-way race to fill the seat vacated by David Vaden.

        Jennifer Merritt, who was appointed to the seat by the school board, is being challenged by Charlotte Maxey and Jason Johnson.
        Merritt is a free-lance journalist who writes for Lancaster Farming, a weekly agricultural publication. She said it has three regional editions.
        “I write for the southern edition,” she said.

  • Hicks running unopposed for District 3 seat

        The resignation of two members of the Bedford County School Board this year means that there will be special elections to fill those unexpired terms in November.

        Dr. John Hicks was appointed to fill the District 3 school board seat vacated by Brad Whorley. Dr. Hicks has qualified to be on the November ballot. He is running unopposed.

  • Barnes resigns from PC

        The Aug. 21 Bedford County Planning Commission meeting came to a surprise ending when District 2 planning commission member Lynn Barnes announced his resignation.
        The resignation was effective immediately. Barnes has represented District 2 on the planning commission for seven years.
        Barnes cited frustration with the board of supervisors as his reason.
        “I think the board [of supervisors] has forced this planning commission into a position of giving in,” Barnes said.

  • Refuge from the storm

        One of the current residents of the Elks National Home originally lived there for a couple of years as a teenager during World War II.

        Sheridan Besosa was 13 and living in Puerto Rico when the United States entered the war.

  • BCPS implements training to prevent sexual misconduct of employees

        Following two incidents last year at Jefferson Forest High School, and other recent cases at the county’s other high schools, Bedford County Public Schools has implemented training sessions this year to help prevent the sexual misconduct of teachers, coaches and other employees with students.
        Tim Parker, director of human resources for the school system, said the training came after the Department of Education suggested all public school systems take a look at their policies on that issue and prevention training for staff.

  • Man sought in connection with alleged local scam

    It’s believed that Larry Foster has carved a path of scams from Indiana all the way to Bedford County.

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Foster, having taken out warrants for his arrest on construction fraud and obtaining money under false pretenses.
        Foster is being sought in connection with numerous complaints from citizens to the BCSO of a possible water filtration system scam.

  • Minutemen head to Blacksburg for pigskin opener

      It’s been a long time since Liberty last won a football game.

  • County gridiron comes to life

      After playing the role of gridiron desert last Friday night, Bedford County becomes a verdant field o’ football this Friday evening.  Not only will two Bedford teams be playing in the county, they’ll be playing each other.