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Today's News

  • R-U-Up for a Cup-a-Joe?

    When Craig Amo first opened Cup-a-Joe at the end of 2005, he did so knowing that Bedford was still suffering withdrawal symptoms from the closing of R-U-Up, a popular coffee shop. R-U-UP closed in May of that year.

  • A Garden A-Faire

    The Blue Ridge Garden Club held a potting party last week. This, however, wasn’t something Sheriff Brown was worried about. It was perfectly legal.

        The club decided to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a new approach to the annual spring fundraiser. Part of this is to sell container gardens. The potting party was a gathering of club members to create these gardens. They come in various sizes, each in a ceramic container, and the club’s master gardener members helped design them. No two are alike.

  • SMLA honors citizen volunteer

        The Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) recognized some local residents who contributed to the quality of life at the lake.

        Allan Busch, captain of the Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, was named SMLA’s citizen of the year. The fire and rescue company uses its boats to fight fires that can be reached from the water. The boats can spray large volumes of water on a fire and arrive at the scene with plenty of firefighting water immediately available.

  • Vaden chosen to replace Huff

        A bad thing happened to David Vaden on his way to an interview by the Bedford County School Board.

  • A path to healing

    A group of professionals will join together, donating their services for a pilot program to help cancer patients. It’s called A Path to Healing, and the progam starts on April 20.

  • Supervisors adopt budget

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an $83 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at its Monday night meeting. The supervisors also voted unanimously to leave all county tax rates at their current levels.

  • The Brawl returns

    Four-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam enters this coming week’s Elite series stop at Smith Mountain Lake in good shape to seek a fifth title.

        VanDam, the 2008 Toyota Tundra AOY champion, sits in fifth place in this year’s standings and he’s looking for the Advance Auto Blue Ridge Brawl at SML to add to his quest for another title. In short, fishing at SML fits his style just fine.

  • Judge denies request to revoke Earnest’s bond

    Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike denied a motion to revoke the bond of Wesley Brian Earnest, charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife in December 2007.

  • Lady Cav booters romp over Brookville

    Jefferson Forest shrugged off some opening half sluggishness and beat an overmatched Brookville team, 7-1, in girls’ soccer.

    The Lady Cavs posted a 2-0 lead in the first half.  That pair of goals would prove to be enough to top the hosts.

  • River girls' romp over Heritage

    Friday night’s sports slate was nearly wiped clean by strong, persistent rains.

    In the only game that wasn’t postponed, Heritage was nearly wiped out by strong, persistent offense.