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Today's News

  • Pressure Cooker--sports commentary

      I see that college basketball’s preseason All-America team was recently selected.

  • Liberty rolls to win over Lee

    Liberty showed that it is more than a flash in the pan, and bore the look of a champion in topping R.E. Lee, 35-28.

  • Liberty to host Northside in Region III finale

    Talk about coming full circle!

  • Cujo off leash again

    Call him the Staunton River Slugger.  Call him the Bedford Bomber.  Most call him Cujo.

    And Pennsylvania’s calling his name, as well.

  • Thanksgiving

      Why is it that, when folks talk about Thanksgiving plans, they say things like, “I’m gonna eat a lot of turkey and watch a bunch of football.”

  • Supporting the troops

        The James River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is putting the word “support our troops” into action.

        Bedford’s Company A is once again being called up for federal service, the third time in its history. The first time was in 1941; the second in 2004. The third will be in early January.

        “We have a lot of honor   and  history  to  take  with us,” commented Captain Miguel Lickliter, the company’s new commanding officer.

  • Supervisors won’t seek lower speeds on secondary roads

    Last week’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting featured a report from the county’s solid waste department and a modification of the supervisors legislative priorities.

        According to Sheldon Cash, the county’s solid waste manager, the solid waste department opened up a new cell at the landfill this year. It opens up 10 more acres and Cash expects to start using it in the spring. It cost $4 million, but Cash said that amount is $800,000 below what was anticipated.

  • Parkinson’s conference to be held here

    The Southwest Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), will be hosting a Parkinson’s conference in Bedford, Saturday.

  • Downtown Moneta drawing folks to shop, live there

        Though tough economic times have hit other projects hard, the Downtown Moneta and Mayberry Hills development is adjusting and thriving.

        New leases are being signed, new residential units are being built and people are being drawn to the area.

        According to developer George Aznavorian, people are looking for ways to have affordable evenings out. Hence Downtown Celebrations, an effort to provide free entertainment while attracting people to the stores there.

  • Centertown Bedford hosts Christmas events

        Bedford Main Street kicks off Bedford’s Christmas celebration with its annual tree lighting at Centertown Park, Friday at 6 p.m.

        Dan Plattus, Main Street’s office manager, said area residents are encouraged to bring an ornament for the tree, then stick around for music, carriage rides and hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. The treats will be at Centertown Park and the Bower Center. Clam Diggers and Stillwaters, both located on South Bridge Street, have live music planned.