Today's News

  • Will Kagan help unchain the beast?

        Back in 1788, delegates from the 13 original states gathered in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation, which had governed the United States since they declared themselves independent from Great Britain. Instead of revising this document, they wrote a constitution for a new government, creating a federal republic.

  • Forest's fabulous fight fest

    It is unclear how long it had been since Bedford County last hosted professional boxing.

  • Cavs clinch diamond crown with win over Liberty

    It was a fitting way to earn a crown.

  • Minettes take hum-dinger on softball diamond

    If you didn’t get the softball bug watching the Liberty-Jeff Forest tilt this past Friday night, you can just give up on hoping to do so.

  • Sports commentary: A simple plan

      OK.  I’ll admit it.  I’m not a big one for change.

  • New principals

    Staunton River High School will have its fifth principal in six years, following action taken last Thursday by the Bedford County School Board. The school board also recalled two teachers who had previously been laid off because of budget cuts.

  • Local man’s play to be performed this weekend

    Theater seems to run in the Carson family genes.

        Like his uncle, Robert Carson, Joe Carson has also acted in plays and written them. One, called “Jethro’s Dead,” was performed by Little Town Players four years ago.

        His most recent, “Be Careful What You Ask For,” will debut in Bedford Middle School’s auditorium, Friday evening. Carson co-wrote the play with his wife, Jennifer.

        “I love theater,” he said.

  • Judge rules city met FOIA requirements

    The city of Bedford sufficiently met a Freedom of Information Act request made by a Bedford man, according to a ruling in Bedford County Circuit Court Friday.

        Judge James Updike said in his decision that the city met its obligation to provide information to Brian Aubrey Burnette in a timely fashion. The hearing was in response to an appeal made by the city from General District Court.

  • Sheriff honors RSVP volunteers

    Sheriff Mike Brown honored a group of 20 volunteers last week who saved the Sheriff’s Office $60,000 this past year.

        The Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (R.S.V.P.) was established in 2001. After a two-week training course in which the volunteers learn skills such as traffic control methods, defensive driving and police radio procedures, they are issued uniforms and badges with badge numbers. They wear the same uniform, and shoulder patches, as deputies. The badges are silver, rather than gold.

  • Bedford property values rise average of 5%

    Reassessments in the city of Bedford are complete and property values are expected to be up about 5 percent overall, according to City Commissioner of the Revenue Valerie Wilson. That will be one factor Bedford City Council will have to consider as it sets its budget for the upcoming year.