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Today's News

  • Hall, Rhodes lead to Cav victory

    Jefferson Forest showed that it can blitzkrieg with the best of them.  As a result, the Cavs posted a 44-24 win over visiting Staunton River.

  • Netters await district play

    For the two county volleyball teams that are part of the Seminole District, the heart of the season kicks off this Thursday evening.  For the Blue Ridge team, it’ll be a while longer.

  • New principal at LHS named

    The Bedford County School Board has named Mary Howlett-Brandon of Stafford as the new principal at Liberty High School.

        Howlett-Brandon comes to Bedford County from Stafford County. She takes over for Dr. Cherie Whitehurst who was named last month as the school system's assistant superintendent.

        The school board announced the appointment at Thursday night's meeting.

  • Moneta man dies in construction accident

    A construction accident off Falling Creek Road in Bedford County claimed the life of an employee installing a septic system Friday afternoon.

        At 1:45 p.m. today, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received the call reporting the accident at 4177 Falling Creek Rd., involving a trench collapse.  The caller advised that a man was trapped in the collapse. Rescue workers and deputies were sent to the scene arriving at 1:54 p.m.

  • End of an era

    Murray & Bolling Chevrolet has had a Chevy dealership franchise for more than 70 years. That’s gone now. Its last day is Oct. 5.

        “Other than that, how’s the play, Mr. Lincoln,” was Richard Bolling’s comment when asked about his feelings about this. Bolling and his father, Onex, form the Bolling portion of the dealership.

  • Flag dedication held

        Woodmen of the World locally marked 9/11 by dedicating a flag and flag pole at Mountain View Union Church, located off U. S. 460 just west of Bedford.

        “We started this on the first anniversary of 9/11,” said Davis Dowdy, president of the Woodmen Lodge in Thaxton. “This makes our eighth consecutive year.”

  • No cuts in K-12 education

        “The revenue picture has continued to deteriorate,” says Delegate Lacey Putney.

  • City electric bills to be lower

    While much of the talk lately has been about tough economic times, Bedford City Council voted last week to take a little of the pressure off its electric customers, reducing customers’ bills by about 5 percent for the next six months.

        Council voted unanimously on the measure which lessens the hourly charge on kilowatt usage. The change will be in effect for at least six months until the next power adjustment is reviewed.

  • Letter from congressman prompts look at school policy

    Students graduating from Bedford County Public Schools shouldn’t expect in the future to receive letters of congratulations from politicians with their diplomas.

        Back in July some members of the Bedford County School Board raised questions about a letter from an elected official that was included with the 2009 diplomas. That led to a discussion of the school system’s overall policy about the distribution of non-school related materials to students.

  • Neighbors protest upkeep of Thaxton properties

    A group of Thaxton residents came before the board of supervisors Monday night to complain about a couple of badly maintained homes.

        “One of them, there are rats the size of cats coming out of it,” said Tim Orange, the spokesman for the group.

        One is an abandoned house. The other is an abandoned building that formerly served as Thaxton’s post office. Its roof has caved in. Photos that Orange brought showed the buildings surrounded by trash, junk and overgrown lots.