Today's News

  • 'States' of Bliss

    Let there be no questions about it.  When the state AA basketball tournament kicks off this weekend, the Liberty boys will be the top-seeded team out of Region III.

  • Lady Eagles off to States

    The Staunton River girls continued with their storybook season, as they punched their ticket to the state tournament.  That trip comes with being the second-place finisher in Region III.

  • Torqued at tournament - commentary

      I’d like to recommend the cancellation of any future Seminole District basketball tournaments.

    I doubt that idea will get much traction, but I’ll still put it out there.

  • The great outdoors (only indoors)

    Inclement weather proved to be but a small obstacle for the 11th annual Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association’s (BOSA) show.

  • State hoops tourney info

     State quarterfinal games at the Salem Civic Center


  • Chairman: Salary based on 'market value'

    If approved as proposed, the new superintendent for Bedford County Public Schools will begin his position making more than outgoing superintendent Dr. James Blevins.

        On Feb. 28 the Bedford County School Board, on a 5-1 vote, voted to hire Dr. Douglas Schuch to succeed Blevins, who is retiring on June 30 after 11 years as superintendent of the school system. On Thursday the board is scheduled to approve Schuch’s contract which calls for him to make a base salary of $140,000, up from Blevins’ salary this year of $135,313.

  • Donation made to Bedford Hospice House

    Ronnie Miller, president and manager of Bedford Funeral Home, has seen, first hand, the benefits of a hospice house.

        Miller’s brother went in a hospice in Atlanta, Ga. Miller said the hospice was geared toward making the patient comfortable. It provided a tranquil setting for a terminally ill patient, rather than the hustle and bustle of a hospital.

        “They just made the patient so comfortable,” said Miller.

  • Supervisors close in on balanced budget

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors closed in on a balanced budget at a Monday evening work session.

        “This budget was driven by things we have never seen before,” commented County Administrator Kathleen Guzi.

  • Old fashioned work ethic

    If Frank Lewis missed work, people knew that something was wrong. He retired from Golden West Foods, owned by Brooks Food Group, last month after 49 years. He had perfect attendance for 45 of those years.

  • New law has area retailers concerned with getting the lead out

    A new law called the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) went into effect last month.

        The law sets new limits for lead content for products primarily intended for children under 12 and requires certification that these products meet the new standard. The law is retroactive, applying to products made before Feb. 10, the day the law took effect.

        Whether new lead rules will pose a heavy burden depends on who you talk to.