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Today's News

  • Fear of Islam is not Christian

        It was a simple lesson in a social studies class in a public high school of Augusta County, Virginia. Yet, a few hysterical parents responded with fear and hatred to get the county schools shut down.
        Ignorance can go a long way when accompanied by two other ingredients: fear and religious fanaticism. All were at work in the recent school closure at River Heads High School, over a lesson that involved the Arabic writing tool of calligraphy.

  • There’s no yellow brick road

        In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy follows the yellow brick road to Oz to meet the Wizard of Oz. She wants to get back to Kansas, although I’m not sure why anybody would want to go to Kansas, and believes the Wizard can make that happen. It turned out that there was no Wizard of Oz.
        There’s no Wizard of Oz who can make economic development happen in Bedford. There isn’t even a yellow brick road. There’s no magic solution to revitalizing Bedford’s Centertown, or even one clear road to follow.

  • Have a safe New Year!

        We certainly hope you were on Santa’s “Nice” list this year. If you were on his “Naughty” list, you were out of luck. You didn’t even get a lump of coal as President Obama and the EPA confiscated Santa’s coal pile.
        Friday is New Year’s Eve, a holiday famous for alcohol lubricated parties. If you attend one of these, and end up overserved, please do not get behind the wheel.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys house in Moneta

    Two adults were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire in Bedford County.

  • Christmas eve accident claims life of Thaxton man

         Virginia State Police Trooper J. H. Wheat is investigating a single vehicle crash which occurred Christmas Eve at 11:10 p.m. on Va. 122, four tenths of a mile south of Route 24 in Bedford County.
        A 1988 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 122, just south of Route 24, when it ran off the right side of the roadway, up an embankment, struck a tree and overturned.

  • Soering will stay in Virginia

        Jens Soering’s latest attempt to be transferred to a prison in his native Germany was turned down, last week, by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
        Soering, the son of a retired German diplomat, received consecutive life sentences for the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend’s parents in their Boonsboro home on April 3, 1985.
        “He got some bad news for Christmas,” Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Swimming Previews

    Staunton River

  • Indoor Track & Field Previews

    Liberty High

  • Girl's Basketball Preivews

    Jefferson Forest

  • Eubank ends more than 40 years of public service

        On January 1, 1968, Lucille Boggess became the County’s first female Commissioner of the Revenue. 

        On that same day, Faye Eubank began working as one of her deputies.  As a 19 year old, Eubank had started working part time for former Commissioner, Garrett Ballard in May of 1967.