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Today's News

  • Breaking: 2nd Flyte won't appear at Centerfest concert

    Due to circumstances beyond their control, 2nd Flyte will not appear at this year's Friday night Centerfest concert, according to event organizers. Opening for the event this Friday at the Farmer's Market stage will now be Terry Day from 7-8 p.m.  and The Sam Austin Band will have the stage from  8—11 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10, children 12 and under are free.

  • Just build it

      One day, when I was a younger (and thirstier) man, I stopped at a local tavern.

    A sign on the wall caught my eye.  It read, “Free beer tomorrow.”

  • Minutemen pluck Eagles

    Staunton River had no Hatfield to counter Liberty’s McCoy.

  • Bassett makes bed, Cavs lie in it

    Playing in a town noted for its beds, Jefferson Forest stayed awake the entire game, taking Bassett, 32-7.

  • Slow Seminole start

    Jefferson Forest welcomed E.C. Glass to the Seminole neighborhood, giving the Hilltoppers a swell housewarming gift.

  • Martinsville comes a knockin'

      Some who are associated with the Liberty Minutemen program are already looking forward to the September 25 game at Amherst.

  • Olde Liberty Station burns

    Bedford’s Volunteer Fire Department had six men at the firehouse when they were dispatched to a fire at Olde Liberty Station at 11:36 Friday morning.  According to Brad Creasy, the fire chief, they got two trucks there in a few minutes. The firehouse is on one end of Bedford Avenue and the historic train station and restaurant is on the opposite end.

     

  • School board begins to develop plan for future facilities

    Over the next several weeks staff from the Bedford County Public Schools Central Office will be compiling a list of possible capital improvement plans to present to the Board of Supervisors this year. At least one of those plans is likely to include building a new gymnasium at Bedford Primary School.

        The Bedford County School Board held a work session last Thursday to talk about the school system’s facilities as part of the process of developing a CIP list. The hope is that list will be included in the overall county CIP plan for budget purposes.

  • Fundraiser set for employees of restaurant

        Several regular customers at Cup A Joe were talking Saturday about the previous day’s fire at Olde Liberty Station, according to Kathy McGary, one of the shop’s owners. McGary said that these folks are also regular Olde Liberty Station customers.

        “We all felt so bad about it,” she said.

  • Remembering 9/11

        The Bedford Christian Fellowship hosted a 9/11 ecumenical prayer breakfast for the fifth year in a row, on Sept. 11. The prayer breakfast commemorates the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

        The Bedford Christian Fellowship is a group of Christian men from several denominations who gather each month for prayer, fellowship and mutual support.