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Today's News

  • Post 217 falls just short

    Big Island Post 217 clawed its way back into contention for the American Legion District 9 title.

  • World Series rough for Forest, Moneta

    So much for any home-type advantage.

    The Forest and Moneta teams won berths in the NABF World Series, making it easy to travel to the Lynchburg-area fete.

  • Forest edged in Junior NABF Series

    While their older brethren were taking their beatings in the 17U NABF series, the younger guys from Forest made a nice run in their series.

  • Merchants band together to reorganize Main Street

        A group of Centertown merchants representing Bedford Main Street Inc. presented plans for the organization’s future to Bedford City Council last Tuesday, stating that “with the merchants organized and truly working together we can build Main Street into a sustaining program within a short time.”

  • County students will no longer attend alternative school

    Three Bedford County students scheduled to attend the R.E. Cook Regional Alternative School this year will be transferred to the Bridge School in Bedford, because of a planned relocation of that school.

  • Learning English by immersion

    Sou Yasuda, 13, of Toyama, Japan is having a great adventure this summer.

        Part of the adventure is that he’s spending four weeks in Bedford County living with an American family in the Thaxton area. The other part of the adventure is that Yasuda does not speak English and the DeWald family, the Americans hosting him, do not speak Japanese.

        Actually, Yasuda does know a little English, he’s been taking it in Japan. This summer he’s been learning by the immersion method, or in this case, the swim or sink method.

  • Serving up lunch

        Not long after the Gingerbread Cafe closed, a new lunch spot opened on North Bridge Street at that location.

        According to Teri Okuley, that was deliberate. Okuley owns Ivy Bridge Cafe. She wanted to get the doors open before Gingerbread Cafe’s customer base drifted away. Renovation work started in March, a month after Gingerbread closed and the new restaurant opened its doors for the first time on June 2

  • Superintendent continues work on transition

        Several Bedford County schools will have new principals this year as a result of a reorganization plan being implemented by new Bedford County Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch.

        Dr. Schuch announced the changes, that include a number of transfers and reassignments, following last Thursday’s special called meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

        Among the changes:

  • Edible history

    Local children harvested produce and an education this year from the National D-Day Memorial victory garden.

        During World War II, Americans were encouraged to plant victory gardens at home. The goal of these gardens was to increase the food supply during the war.

  • When it comes to turning over the keys of our healthcare system to the government, this nation, with the Cash for Clunkers program as an example, should remember buyer beware

    The Cash for Clunkers program has highlighted several key points for all of us to remember. Consider this:

        • The public has taken full advantage of the opportunity to receive $4,500 for their old gas-guzzling vehicles from the government. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Most folks like “free” money and this taxpayer-supported program has provided a great opportunity to take advantage of that. In fact it has been so well utilized that the program has cashed out in its first week. That leads to the next point...