Today's News

  • Bedford program seeks to help adults who can’t read

        Discussion at a woman’s Bible study about how they, as a group, could meet a need in the community led to the creation of an adult reading program in Bedford.

        “As a group we were trying to see what some of the biggest needs in the county were that we could be capable of meeting,” stated Janice Dixon, Reading Depot program director. “As far as volunteering this seems to be something people feel they can do.”

  • Historic building may become bed & breakfast, event venue

    The former Runk and Pratt assisted living facility on East Main Street in Bedford may soon become an event venue and bed & breakfast.

        The Bedford Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday to recommend a zoning change of the property at 812 E. Main Street to allow the use change. Runk and Pratt Health Care Enterprises Inc. will maintain ownership of the facility.
        The rezoning request, from low density residential to limited business district, now goes to Bedford City Council for approval.

  • Class of 2011

        Close to 800 seniors from the three Bedford County high schools will walk across the floor at the Vines Center in Lynchburg Saturday to receive their diplomas as the graduating Class of 2011.

        Jefferson Forest will hold its commencement exercises first, set to begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Liberty High School at 1:30 p.m. and Staunton River High School at 5 p.m.

  • Handful of medals at States

      While county athletes fell short of the three individual titles won at the State meet last year, there was a solid group who brought home medals in track and field.

  • Trip of a lifetime

    Amanda Phillips is living her dream.

        Though diagnosed with a serious heart condition at the age of three months, she’s never let that stop her from facing a challenge and living life to its fullest.
        This summer will be no different.

  • Sports commentary: The Grim Reaper

      This being the sports section, I’ll not bother you with my views on the death penalty as it relates to law and order in our society.

  • Cav takes Region III soccer title in a beaut

      Conventional wisdom says it’s difficult to beat a good team three times in a season.  That means it should be nearly impossible to do it four times.

  • Unbeaten Lady Cavs take Region III soccer crown

      They got it back.  The Region III championship, that is.

  • Salyer to become a Blue Hen

    Jodi Salyer has committed to the University of Delaware, accepting a full scholarship to play basketball for the Fightin’ Blue Hens.

  • Putney to seek reelection

        Delegate Lacey Putney will seek reelection to another two-year term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the new 19th House District.

         Under the new redistricting plan, the 19th House District consists of the cities of Bedford and Covington, all of Alleghany County, parts of Bedford County and all but one precinct in Botetourt County.