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Today's News

  • Bedford based organization promotes private colleges

        Tucked away in Bedford’s Centertown is an organization that promotes Virginia’s private colleges to the nation and the world. It’s called the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia. It’s located in the building on Main Street that once housed the Bedford Democrat and currently is home to Robert Lambeth’s law practice. This is a good location for the organization’s office as Lambeth is it’s president. It’s also a good location because many of it’s members are in this region of Virginia.

  • School board questions behind-the-wheel training

        Behind-the-wheel training will continue to be available for students in Bedford County Public Schools, at least through this fall, but school officials are looking at the possibility of phasing out the program in the future.
        But several speakers, at last Thursday’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board, encouraged the board not to drop the program.

  • Supervisors question developer's track record

        A request by a developer to rezone five acres of a nine acre tract in Forest failed by a tie vote when it came before the board of supervisors Monday night.

  • Commission members explain stance on why they won’t attend program

        Two newly appointed members of the Bedford County Planning Commission do not intend to take the Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners’ Program, even though a provision requiring that remains in the planning commission’s bylaws.
        County Attorney Carl Boggess has written a legal opinion stating that the planning commission has no mechanism to enforce this bylaw.
        Here is why the two men aren’t going to attend the program.

  • Unconditional love

        Ronald Snellings looks down and gives Benji a big hug. He squeezes his old friend tight; resting his head on the top of the dog. For 13 months, the 63-year-old Bedford County man couldn’t enjoy this comfort. Now, he’s not about to let go.

        Benji is the only one of the more than 100 animals Snellings was taking care of back in 2010 that he now has. And he’s only had Benji back since last October.

  • Vandals strike historic congregation

    Margarita Williams was the first to arrive at Mount Rock Baptist Church, in Goode, Sunday morning, to open it for Sunday morning worship. She noticed the widows were broken. It quickly became obvious that somebody had broken into the church and vandalized it.

    Williams did not go inside, as she had no way of knowing if the vandal, or vandals, were still there. After a few phone calls, she waited in her car until a sheriff’s deputy arrived.

  • Vandals strike historic congregation

    Margarita Williams was the first to arrive at Mount Rock Baptist Church, in Goode, Sunday morning, to open it for Sunday morning worship. She noticed the widows were broken. It quickly became obvious that somebody had broken into the church and vandalized it.

  • Captain Dale's July fishing report for SML

      DALE WILSON’S

  • Photo of the week: Pelicans gone wild

  • Off to a hot start

      Right back up on the horse.