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Today's News

  • New digital images improve X-ray use at BMH

    Bedford Memorial's radiology department's switch to digital X-rays is providing a number of advantages, according to hospital officials.

    Don Updike, the hospital's director of imaging services, said that a major advantage is that a digital image can be enhanced for interpretation.

    “That's a huge plus for our radiologists,” he said.

  • Camp plans opposed

    A plan by Garland Simmons to build a 16-acre campground, with five cabins, doesn't sit well with a number of his neighbors. The campground is off Meador Spur Road. Members of the Bedford County Planning Commission also had questions about it when the request for the necessary special use permit came before them Monday night.

  • About recounts

    In Virginia, there are no automatic recounts; only the presumptive losing candidate can ask for a recount; and only in cases where the difference between the apparent winning and losing candidate is not more than 1 percent of the total votes cast for the two candidates. The apparent loser cannot request a recount until after the election is certified.

  • You don't need to leave to succeed, notes local businessman

    Local businessman Ronnie Miller notes that it's not necessary to leave the Bedford area to succeed.

    Miller spoke at the local NAACP's annual Freedom Fund banquet, held at the Peaks of Otter Association's building on Shiloh Church Road. Local NAACP branches across the country hold Freedom Fund banquets to celebrate the past and continue the organization's legacy. Proceeds from the Bedford Branch's banquet are used for local scholarships. The NAACP, itself, is at a historic juncture and will celebrate its centennial next year.

  • SRHS wins school-wide tailgate party

    Staunton River High School (SRHS) is getting a school-wide tail-gate party on Dec. 5 courtesy of YOVASO.

    YOVASO stands for Youth of Virginia Speak Out. It's a state-wide organization that promotes traffic safety to the Commonwealth's teens. The tail-gate party that they are throwing for the SRHS students isn't a gift, either. The teens earned it.

  • JROTC students shed pounds, feel better

    Although obesity is a growing problem among America's youth, three students in Bedford's Junior ROTC unit have won the battle of the bulge.

  • Early Learning Center opens in Moneta

    Neal and Jennifer Hoback, who own Mayberry Early Learning Center, like children. They have three of their own, ages 3, 10 and 13.

    They also noticed that there was an unfilled daycare market in the Moneta area. Most daycare facilities are open only a few hours a day. Mayberry Early Learning Center, which opened for business on Aug. 25, can take children at 6:30 a.m and keep them until 6 p.m. They can take in babies as young as 6-weeks-old or children as old as 12. They currently have 18 young children enrolled.

  • Minutemen to host Botetourt this Friday

    In a repeat matchup of last year’s Division 3 opening round, the Blue Ridge District’s Lord Botetourt will face Liberty.

    One of the big differences in this year’s matchup is that the Minutemen will play the role of host. Last year, the Minutemen hiked it up to Bonsack.

    The other big difference is that last year, the Minutemen came in as a #5 seed to the Cavs’ #4. This year, Liberty is a #3 to Botetourt’s #4.

  • Forest tops Liberty 30-14; both heading to playoffs

    Jefferson Forest marched into Bedford for the first time in three years, having hosted the Liberty Minutemen the past two seasons.

    The result was similar, however, as the Cavs took a convincing win, 30-14, giving them a three-game winning streak over Liberty.

    Behind the inspirational running of Forest tailback Desmond Goode, the Cavs turned the tide on a Liberty team that had clawed its way back into the contest early in the second half.

    That comeback was made necessary by the Cavs pitching a 16-0 shutout in the first half, rocking the Minutemen onto their heels

  • No more Oprah for me!

    So, I’m watching Oprah the other day...

    Wait, let me start over.

    So, the wife is watching Oprah the other day while I”m hard at work in the kitchen.

    I was making zingara, an Italian dish of sauteed pork chops, peppers, black olives and white wine. Wednesday is usually a light day for me, work-wise. It is, therefore, my day to take a stab at cooking.

    So, the wife interrupts my sullying of her kitchen by informing me that Marion Jones is on Oprah.

    Huh? What was Marion Jones doing on THAT show? Hadn’t she gone away?