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Today's News

  • Red zone red-faced

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

    Liberty had its chances against Brookville, but fell to the homestanding Bees, 28-14, in front of a packed Beehive.

  • River football throws weight around

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special Correspondent

  • Turning 100

    Louise Noell lives in a nice comfortable home today, but her early years were rough.

        Noell was born in Appomattox on Sept. 24, 1910, a daughter of Joseph O’Brien, a Bedford native. Noell originally started school there, but had to leave school after third grade in order to help care for her siblings — four brothers and two sisters — after her mother’s death.

  • Rescue squad celebrates 40 years of service

    The Montvale Rescue Squad is getting ready to celebrate 40 years of service to that community.

        Formed in May 1970, the crew now responds to more than 200 calls each year. Members are hoping this month’s celebration will help honor those who paved the way as well as generating interest from others who would want to join the crew.

  • Internet crimes unit gets new office

    On the same day Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced the opening of a new office for the region’s cyber crime task force, investigators also announced the results of a  five-month multi-jurisdictional investigation into the sharing of child pornography over the Internet.

  • Grisham campaigns for Perriello

    Author John Grisham stopped in Bedford Monday morning, campaigning for Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello.

        The event took place at the Bower Center for the Performing Arts. Grisham served as a warm-up speaker for Perriello at the event. About 100 people turned out.

  • Project brings SOLs alive

    Huddleston Elementary fourth grade science teacher Traci Bratton has helped her students’ study of life cycles and eco-systems come to life — literally.

        Looking for a fresh way to make that study of the standards of learning unit on habitats interesting, she came up with the idea of having the class take care of and hatch chickens. So for the past month, they’ve been doing just that. Last week, the students watched as the chicks pecked their way out of their shells.

  • Boyfriend beating case

    Judge Kenneth Farrar certified an aggravated malicious wounding charge against a Bedford County woman to the November grand jury.

        Kristina Pongracz was 28 when she was accused on May 4 of beating William Herchenrider, her 77-year-old boyfriend, with whom she lived.  Herchenrider died on August 25 after briefly returning home. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers, Herchenrider was under hospice care when he came home.

  • Opponents want Stalin bust removed, not just moved

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s decision to temporarily remove the bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has not satisfied the bust’s opponents.

        According to Robin Reed, the foundation’s president, the bust will be stored until an appropriate venue of the display of busts of allied political leaders is developed.
        Jim Morrison, a vocal opponent, likened the decision to a shell game — a pea is placed under one of three shells on a table and the shells are moved around.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Sept. 29, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Apple Pickin’ Jamboree