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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Madness --commentary

      So, the University of Kentucky has signed John Calipari to lead its basketball program.

    Calipari exits Memphis, a school he led to the final game of last year’s NCAA tournament.

  • KROGER AND RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TEAM UP FOR SPECIAL TICKET OFFER, APRIL 12-18

     Richmond, VA (April 8, 2009)—Everyone needs groceries. Everyone wants tickets to Richmond International Raceway. Beginning Sunday, April 12, you can get both at Richmond-area Kroger grocery stores through a limited-time offer.  Kroger customers who purchase $175 in groceries will be eligible to receive two (2) FREE tickets to the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, May 2.

  • Johnson hired as Culpeper County superintendent

    Following the hiring of a new superintendent in Bedford County last month, the assistant superintendent of schools in the county will be leaving to become superintendent of Culpeper County Schools.

        The Culpeper County School Board voted unanimously during its regular meeting last Monday to appoint Dr. Bobbi F. Johnson as its new superintendent, effective July 1. Johnson was selected following a nationwide search that culminated in 23 applicants and five finalists for that position.

  • 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.