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Today's News

  • JF runners tops in Seminole

    It was time again for the Seminole District meet last Wednesday at Wolf Branch Farm, and Jefferson Forest was as ready as it would ever be.  It swept the competition with another brother-sister finish.

  • Moving some dirt in New London

    The groundbreaking in New London, Friday, was a big event. It was so big that it brought state and local officials, representatives of major corporations and an official from Virginia Tech who came in from Blacksburg. It was so big that Sheriff Mike Brown was personally directing traffic.

        The groundbreaking was for the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) facility at the New London Business and Technology Center. The $7.6 million building is being paid for by a Tobacco Commission grant.

  • Sue Montgomery retires from county

        Friday morning, Oct. 30, was Sue Montgomery’s last day on the job.

        Montgomery, Bedford County’s director of economic development, has retired. She has worked for Bedford County for 20 years.

        “First, I’m going to take a long break,” Montgomery commented that Thursday evening.

  • Winter hours won't change at D-Day Memorial

    According to Dr. William McIntosh, director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, the Memorial will remain open on its normal schedule this winter.

        Dr. McIntosh said the Foundation goes through an evaluation process every year, looking at its circumstances and deciding if it’s feasible to remain open.

        “This is a regular process that most businesses associated with outdoor activities go through,” he said.

  • Vendors learn about ways to improve Farmers Market

    Those in Bedford who would like to see a thriving Farmers Market heard Monday just how successful one can be.

        Tom Womack, a farm producer who has been involved in the successful Staunton/Augusta County market for a number of years, told the 15 in attendance of that market’s growth. It now draws, at peak times, some 40 vendors on a Saturday morning who serve up to 3,000 customers a day. In all, that market will account for close to $400,000 in sales this season.

        But it wasn’t always that way.

  • Letters

    Don’t take away our leftovers

        Bedford Primary School is the only school in the county without a gym.  Earlier this year Dr. Blevins announced at a PTA meeting that the county would most likely begin construction in August of 2009 and complete construction before the end of the school year.  Now the county is trying to put the project on hold again.

  • The public’s option?

    For Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello the recently-passed health care reform bill is the best medicine invented since chicken soup. But Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has a different take — calling the bill a budget buster and a job killer. To him it’s nothing more than a bitter pill to have to swallow from a House controlled by Democrats.

  • House passes health care bill

    The House of Representatives recently passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which will make health care affordable for the middle class, provide security for seniors, and reduce the federal deficit. After months of listening to constituents, doctors, and seniors around the 5th District, I cast my vote in favor of this bill because we cannot sit back and let health care costs continue to crush middle-class families and our seniors.

  • Access to affordable alternatives

    You know what’s best for your family when it comes to health care, and it is crucial that any health care reform proposal ensures high-quality health care, protects your ability to make choices, and gives you affordable options.

  • Shoreline Management Plan up for review

    I want to express my sincere appreciation to the citizens of District 2 for giving me the opportunity to continue to represent you in Bedford County government.  I am very committed to representing your positions and want you to feel free to discuss any topic with me at any time.  All my contact information remains the same:  telephone 297-9321; address 230 Lee Drive, Huddleston, 24104; or e-mail neudorfer@b2xonline.com.  I have quarterly town meetings at the Moneta Library and one is coming up on Nov.14.  I will be at the library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.