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Today's News

  • White named Teacher of the Year

        Spence White remembers, as a student, resenting teachers who didn’t care whether they made their classes interesting or not.

        That’s certainly not been a problem for students in his Cavalier Theatre classes at Jefferson Forest High School.
        White,   the   director  of Cavalier Theatre since 2010, was to be named as Bedford County Public School’s Teacher of the Year for 2016 during a ceremony Tuesday evening in Boonsboro.

  • Blue Ridge man faces murder charge

        A Blue Ridge man has been charged with second degree murder following a shooting Sunday afternoon in Bedford County.

        At 4:20 p.m. Sunday May 10, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a shooting at 961 Summit Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge. Bedford County deputies arrived on the scene at 4:38 p.m. and found a deceased white male lying in the driveway of the residence, according to a news release by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Town planning commission approves new hospital district

        Bedford’s town planning commission voted 6-0 to recommend creating a new zone, a Health Care Establishment District (HE), at last Thursday’s meeting.
        The new district will consist of the Bedford Memorial Hospital campus plus two adjoining properties.

  • Cintas to expand operations in Bedford County

        Cintas Corporation in Bedford will invest $6 million in its facility to expand its operation.
        Bedford County’s Office of Economic Development announced the expansion this past week. The expansion to the Industrial Drive facility is expected to add 15 net new employees over the next three years.

  • School board shifts funds, principals

    Although $1 million was stripped out of the school division’s maintenance fund in this year’s approved budget, the school board was able to replace $300,000 of  that by transferring money from the transportation fund, in action the school board took Thursday. The money became available due to savings on fuel costs.
        Some costs will go up next year. The school board raised tuition for non-resident students by $170 per year.

  • Downey to seek 2nd term

        District 1 school board member Richard Downey has decided to seek reelection to the school board. Downey was first elected in 2011.

  • BCSO makes arrest in thefts of signs

        A county man has been charged with two counts of petit larceny for stealing campaign signs from private property.
        According to Sheriff Mike Brown, his office received several calls about campaign signs being stolen. They also got a call reporting a possible suspect and this led deputies to Samuel Edmund Coffey, 72, of Langford Mill Road. Brown said Coffey admitted to the theft of campaign signs and has been charged with two counts of petit larceny.

  • Bridges Out of Poverty focus of BCHF meeting

        Truthfully, annual meetings and annual reports are of tremendous interest to the organizations that produce them. 
        For the world at large, the interest can be minimal.  But the May 18 annual meeting of the Bedford Community Health Foundation   is  focused  on the Bedford area and its residents.

  • Camp Jaycee celebrates Founder’s Day

        Camp Virginia Jaycee would not exist if it hadn’t been for the creative determination of Dr. William Robertson.

        Back in the ‘60s Dr. Robertson had the vision for a camp for high needs children and adults. He also came up with a way to raise the money for the project and the determination to see it through. Camp Virginia Jaycee has been serving this population since 1969, and Dr. Robertson is still personally involved in the fundraising. He was at the camp, late last month, for the camp’s Founders Day Dinner.

  • BSTC to hold Benefit Car Show

        Last year, Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) automotive technology program held a benefit car show for one of its own.

        Luke Arrington, a senior, was diagnosed with cancer last year.  The benefit car show, which was pulled together on short notice, drew 76 entries. It was such a success that Mark Mathia, the program’s instructor, decided to make it an annual event, benefiting a different local charity each year.