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Today's News

  • Collage magazine is recognized among nation's best

    From the time Collage, Liberty High School’s literary magazine, fired back up four years ago it has garnered national attention.

        And it continues to do so.

  • Local group begins equine association

    Bedford County has the fourth largest horse population in Virginia, according to Richard Toms. That was part of the inspiration to start a new organization that actually began in January with seven people and now has grown to 65.

  • Thayer man’s hearing now set for Dec. 11

    Though he had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in August, a Thaxton man’s request in late October to have his sentencing delayed because his mother was in the hospital was granted. He is now scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11.

        Matthew Ivan Sayers, 29, entered guilty pleas to two felony charges and one misdemeanor in connection with a fatality accident that claimed the life of a 46-year-old Roanoke man in August 2008. Hilton Holden III was killed when his motorcycle was struck in the rear by a pickup truck driven by Sayers in the Villamont area.

  • Program allows parents to have immediate access to grades

    Beginning this week, parents of middle and high school students in Bedford County Public Schools have a fast way to check up on how their students are doing this year.

        Parents attending teacher conferences this week were given login information for the new ParentPortal program that puts their students’ grades and attendance records just a mouse click away after entering the PowerSchool program, a student information system.

  • 255 years of history

    The Bedford County’s Sheriff’s Office has a long and storied history.  The county’s first sheriff, Joseph Ray, took office when Bedford County was first formed in 1754.

        Now it is in the process of compiling as much of that as possible.

  • With thanksgiving

    In any given year, the reality of life is that one enjoys both blessing and hardship, triumph and defeats.         Many times it is easier to recount the struggles, than to focus on the blessings. Let this week once again provide the impetus to focus on the blessings.    

  • Letters

    Getting the

    leftovers

        I am going to try to clear up this little matter about Bedford Primary School’s cafeteria floor. I’m one of the custodians at this school.

        Yes, we do need a gym. But we need to get it in a truthful way. But you do not have to bring the custodial staff down in the process. If Mrs. Owens worked a day in the custodian staff shoes, she would find that the comment she made about the cleanliness of the cafeteria floor was and is wrong!

  • McDonnell’s own Jeremiah Wright

        It didn’t take Pat Robertson long, did it?

        He couldn’t even wait until his younger protégé, Bob McDonnell, was sworn in as the next governor of Virginia before he put the spotlight on himself.

        In the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, Robertson took a new opportunity to make an ignorant and hateful remark about Muslims, something he’s done before. This time, though, he set a new standard in expressing his loathing for Islam.

  • Gone over the edge

        I’m still not sure what to make of Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who allegedly killed 12 soldiers and one civilian employee of the Army at Fort Hood three weeks ago. I use the phrase “allegedly killed” because, under our legal system, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

  • Numbers game

    Not even a 51-26 loss to Northside in the season finale could derail the Staunton River express.