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Today's News

  • All tied up in history

    Bedford's library system has a history exhibit that's fit to be tied: aprons.

    The aprons come from CeCe Guida's collection which she has been assembling for 30 years and date from an example from the 1870s up to modern pieces. Some are displayed on dresses of the same vintage as the apron. One, a linen apron from 1901 is displayed on a long brown cotton dress with puffy shoulders made for a small woman with a narrow waist.

  • Most local bankers offer assurances during these turbulent times on Wall Stree

    With unpleasant developments from the financial sector dominating the recent news, local citizens may be justly concerned about what it all means to them.

    Certainly, a government-driven bailout of Wall Street will translate into higher taxes somewhere down the road.

    Naturally, downturns in the stock market will negatively impact a great number of individual investors, including those with individual retirement accounts or 401(k)s.

  • Council to consider eliminating decal fees

    Following the lead of surrounding communities — including a recent decision by Bedford County — Bedford City Council will consider dropping its vehicle decals and fees.

    But don't expect for that to mean less taxes. In fact, if approved, the city will likely raise personal property taxes to offset the loss of revenue of eliminating the decal fees.

  • Card game robbery yields 23-year sentence

    A 23-year-old Goode man will spend the next half of his life in prison, following sentencing for robbing a card game in Bedford in March 2007.

    Tyrell Donshey Spinner, 23, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to robbing 11 people at a Liberty Apartments residence and using a firearm when committing those crimes. Spinner received a 20 year sentence on 11 robbery charges, a shooting into an occupied dwelling charge and a charge of burglary with intent to rob. He received a 23-year sentence on five firearms charges, all which carry mandatory sentences.

  • Planning commission approves car wash

    Bedford County's planning commission decided to approve a master plan revision for Thomas Jefferson Crossing.

    The entire development, located off U. S. 221 in Forest,was rezoned PD-1 three years ago. The developer wants a change in the permitted uses for the commercial area of the development to include a car wash and automobile rental/leasing.

  • Letters to the editor

    Streets were still full of excitement

    The rain is well needed and we could not have a wetter weekend for Bedford’s 27th Annual Centerfest!

  • Commentary - Presidential debate sports questions

    I missed out on the presidential debate this past Friday evening, hitting the Liberty-Staunton River game instead.

    The wife watched it, sipping on a nice hot cup of tea. Afterwards, she lamented that she hadn't anything stronger to sip.

    Since this is a sports page, I hereby put forward the questions that I would like to see the candidates answer. I'd also like to see them answer these questions at a time other than a Friday night in the fall.

  • Forest takes Monday Night Football clash

    For a team that wasn't supposed to be looking ahead, Jefferson Forest sure had the look of distraction.

    Nonetheless, the Cavs were able to regroup and defeat Heritage 31-13 at City Stadium. The game was played on Monday evening, due to the threat of foul weather last Friday.

    Heritage put the Cavs back on their heels, ringing up the first tally of the evening as Montez Hamlett went 24 yards off right tackle.

  • Liberty moves to 4-1 by beating winless Eagles

    Since the last time Liberty visited Staunton River, much has changed.

    The Minutemen found themselves on a new (Bermuda) field, the notoriously high field crown had been shaved down, the Eagles have a new-look scoreboard and the team has a new coach.

    Most important of all, Staunton River led the Minutemen 14-13 midway through the second quarter.

  • Staunton River entertains Alleghany for homecoming

    Staunton River will seek out its first win of the season when it hosts Alleghany this Friday night at the Eagles' nest.

    River (0-5, 0-2 District) hope to break its 20-game losing streak, which extends back to the middle of the 2006 season.

    Alleghany might very well take the form of the Eagles' best shot at that goal. The Mountaineers are off to a less-than-stellar start, standing at 2-3 midway through the season. The team, however, has won its last two starts, over Covington and Bath County.