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Today's News

  • Vikings loot, plunder Forest

    It was painful.

    For the Jeff Forest players on the field, the pain was physical.  

  • Cave Spring floods Staunton River

    Staunton River’s season got off to a resounding thud, as the Eagles were blanked by a super-charged bunch from Cave Spring.

  • Dog has his day

    Scott “Cujo” Sigmon toyed with his opponent for a couple of rounds before sending him to the canvas early in the third round.

  • Pretty petty

      Just because I’m not invited to vote in the AP Writers’ College Football Poll doesn’t give me license to be petty.

  • Bedford County Schools report cases of the H1N1 Flu

        Bedford County Public School officials say that the division has experienced a small number of students  who have contracted the H1N1 Flu, or Swine Flu. 

        Officials say that two children were diagnosed with the virus following the initial week of school, which began Monday, Aug. 24. One student was from Bedford Primary School and the other from Boonsboro Elementary.

  • President addresses students across the nation

        Students across Bedford County joined with students throughout the nation to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to stay in school and use their educational opportunities to become whatever it is they aspire to do in life.

  • TEA Party draws 300 at Westlake

    A crowd that organizers estimated at a little more than 300 filled a lot at Westlake, Friday, for a TEA Party.

  • Help is Here Express visits Bedford

    A big orange bus with the words “Help is Here” emblazoned on it spent some time in Bedford Memorial Hospital’s parking last Wednesday.

        It’s part of a program, called the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), run by PhRMA, the national trade group for pharmaceutical manufacturers.  According to Jeff Trewhitt, senior director of communications and public affairs for PhRMA, two of these orange buses have been crossing the country for four-and-a-half years. The bus that stopped by Bedford has also been in Alaska.

  • Moose help Safe Surfin'

    Bedford’s Moose Lodge got involved with Sheriff Mike Brown’s efforts to promote Internet safety in its early days.

        According to Brown, it began when Andy Dooley approached Brown about helping out. The relationship progressed to the state level and, early last year, went national.

  • No jail time in animal cruelty case

    A Bedford County man won’t spend any time in jail after pleading guilty last week to 11 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

         Gary Chisom, 52, received a six month suspended sentence on each charge for a total of five years, six months. During that time Chisom, according to the plea agreement, cannot own any agricultural animals.