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Today's News

  • Amherst takes over in second half to top JF

    It’s difficult to imagine coming away from a 30-0 loss with hope in your heart.

    Yet, that’s exactly the situation for Jefferson Forest after it was topped by that score on the FieldTurf of Amherst.

  • Minutemen seek #1 seed; host Heritage

      Liberty will wrap up its regular season when it hosts the resurgent Heritage Pioneers this Friday night.

    Much is at stake, as a Liberty win would:

  • Mr. November--Sports commentary

      In spite of the risk to our literacy, the wife and I subscribe to one of the local daily newspapers.

    I have to admit that it has a pretty good sports section.  

  • JF runners tops in Seminole

    It was time again for the Seminole District meet last Wednesday at Wolf Branch Farm, and Jefferson Forest was as ready as it would ever be.  It swept the competition with another brother-sister finish.

  • Moving some dirt in New London

    The groundbreaking in New London, Friday, was a big event. It was so big that it brought state and local officials, representatives of major corporations and an official from Virginia Tech who came in from Blacksburg. It was so big that Sheriff Mike Brown was personally directing traffic.

        The groundbreaking was for the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) facility at the New London Business and Technology Center. The $7.6 million building is being paid for by a Tobacco Commission grant.

  • Sue Montgomery retires from county

        Friday morning, Oct. 30, was Sue Montgomery’s last day on the job.

        Montgomery, Bedford County’s director of economic development, has retired. She has worked for Bedford County for 20 years.

        “First, I’m going to take a long break,” Montgomery commented that Thursday evening.

  • Winter hours won't change at D-Day Memorial

    According to Dr. William McIntosh, director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, the Memorial will remain open on its normal schedule this winter.

        Dr. McIntosh said the Foundation goes through an evaluation process every year, looking at its circumstances and deciding if it’s feasible to remain open.

        “This is a regular process that most businesses associated with outdoor activities go through,” he said.

  • Vendors learn about ways to improve Farmers Market

    Those in Bedford who would like to see a thriving Farmers Market heard Monday just how successful one can be.

        Tom Womack, a farm producer who has been involved in the successful Staunton/Augusta County market for a number of years, told the 15 in attendance of that market’s growth. It now draws, at peak times, some 40 vendors on a Saturday morning who serve up to 3,000 customers a day. In all, that market will account for close to $400,000 in sales this season.

        But it wasn’t always that way.

  • Letters

    Don’t take away our leftovers

        Bedford Primary School is the only school in the county without a gym.  Earlier this year Dr. Blevins announced at a PTA meeting that the county would most likely begin construction in August of 2009 and complete construction before the end of the school year.  Now the county is trying to put the project on hold again.

  • The public’s option?

    For Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello the recently-passed health care reform bill is the best medicine invented since chicken soup. But Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has a different take — calling the bill a budget buster and a job killer. To him it’s nothing more than a bitter pill to have to swallow from a House controlled by Democrats.