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Today's News

  • Volcanic eruption left Forest residents stranded overseas

    Jack and Nancy Wood of Forest had a surprise change to their vacation plans last month. The surprise came right in the middle of their trip when they became two of thousands of Americans stranded overseas when the Eyjafjallajökull volcano began erupting in Iceland.

        The couple planned a trip that included Ireland and France. They took off from Lynchburg on the first leg of their trip on April 6. The plan was to first spend nine days in Ireland, then go on to France.

        “We wound up spending 19 days,” Nancy commented.

  • Growing fundraiser

    The Blue Ridge Garden Club recently held its annual fundraiser, called “A Garden A-Faire in Shades of   Pink” at Main Street United Methodist Church. The fundraiser featured lunch, a silent auction and a plant sale.

  • Vintage Packards, and their owners, visit D-Day Memorial

    Some of the cars that paid the National D-Day Memorial a visit last week were on the road when World War II broke out. The cars were Packards, ranging in age from a 1932 model to a few from 1956, the last year they were made.

        Their owners are members of the Old Dominion Packard Club who wanted to stop at the Memorial.

  • JF senior headed to Air Force Academy

    A Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) senior is headed for the Air Force Academy this year.

        Joe Euhus, the youngest of four children, comes from a military family. His father is a retired Army lieutenant colonel. One of his brothers is a Navy SEAL.

        “The military lifestyle really appeals to me,” he said, explaining his decision to seek an appointment to a service academy.

        He sought the appointment to the Air Force Academy because of the type of military service he had in mind.

  • Bedford native will teach knitting at Sedalia Fiber Festival

    Former Bedford resident Ann McCauley has always had a love for knitting. That led her to write two books on the subject which opened the door for her to teach knitting internationally.

        This weekend, she brings that knowledge back to this area, appearing at the 5th annual Spring Fiber Festival at the Sedalia Center on Saturday.

  • The best kept secret in Bedford

    This may be one of the best kept secrets in Bedford.

        The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) has an Unemployment Express office in Bedford. It’s in the old Winn-Dixie plaza. There’s no signage on Blue Ridge Avenue indicating its presence, but it’s there. It has a pale green sign that isn’t particularly noticeable. You actually have to get close to it to read the sign. What’s inside are people determined to do whatever it takes to help people get jobs.

  • Judge rules against school system

    During a meeting April 29, the Bedford County School Board agreed to appeal a decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon that the district failed to provide a former student with learning disabilities a “free and appropriate education.”

  • Seven seek GOP nod to face Perriello

    Six men and one woman are vying for the GOP nod to try to unseat 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello in November. The Republicans will select their candidate during a primary on June 8.

        Profiles on each of the primary candidates follow.

    Kenneth Boyd

  • 28-year-old woman charged with beating 77-year-old boyfriend with cane

    A Goode woman has been arrested for wounding a 77-year-old man last week.

        At 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, Bedford County deputies were dispatched to a disturbance call at 1629 Rock Haven Road in Goode.

  • Leaving his mark

    The fact that President Obama selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan — a liberal reflecting his political stance — to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens should come as no surprise. For all the handwringing over legislation that has been introduced over the past 18 months, the President’s opportunity to appoint SC justices provides the opportunity for him to leave his greatest legacy.