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Today's News

  • Letters

    A good start

        Tom Perriello is off to a grand start as the new Congressional Representative for the 5th District of VA. He has already been back to many areas meeting with business leaders and local representatives listening to their concerns and looking for new ways to help the 5th. Tom has also been busy on Capital Hill. He has taken a seat on two committees, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

  • 80 positions may be cut from school system

        As many as 80 positions may be cut from Bedford County Schools next year as the Bedford County School Board decides how to balance its 2009-10 budget in light of $4.9 million in state funding cuts.

  • Bedford County Schools close Friday due to cold - Breaking

    Bedford County Public Schools will be closed Friday due to cold.

        “It's really due to severe wind chills,” said Dr. James Blevins, superintendent of schools.

        Blevins said that weather predictions call for wind chills as low as 15 degrees below zero.

        “That's what I get from the National Weather Service,” he said.

  • Lady Eagles are a Regional force

     

     

    Staunton River fell short of a tournament title, watching Lord Botetourt waltz off with the first-place hardware at the Lady Terrier Christmas Classic tournament.

  • Harmonious convergence--Commentary

      For those of you who feel that our society is full of self-centered jerks, I’d like to share a small story that might have you modify those feelings, if ever so slightly.

  • Top dogs

    If Jefferson Forest’s game with Rustburg is any indicator, 2009 should be a very exciting year, indeed.

  • SRHS students put learning to work

        A group of Staunton River High School (SRHS) students made a real world application of what they’ve learned in government classes.

        Thursday night, Brice Moon, representing the school’s senior class, spoke before the Bedford County School Board. The issue was a senior exemption from midterms.

  • Wish list

    Bedford County has made out its economic stimulus wish list and Internet broadband coverage is on it.

        In fact, according to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, this is at the top of the list. Guzi notes that broadband coverage is spotty in the county. Some areas simply don’t have the population density to make it economically viable for private business to make this service available. The county’s mountainous topography adds to the challenge.

  • Woman accused of killing boyfriend

        A 48-year-old Bedford County woman has been charged with killing her boyfriend last Wednesday.

        Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from Tammy Spencer on Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. reporting a shooting at her home at 1050 Forestland Drive in Bedford County. Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the address and found Charles E. Pagans, 47, lying on the sofa dead from a gun shot, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Sheriff’s Office.

  • A witness to history

        When Handley Fields first applied to be a part of the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference almost two years ago, she didn’t even know who the candidates running for president would be.

        But now that she’s been accepted and will be attending the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, Fields is excited about being a part of the historic event.