Today's News

  • Here's to you, Misses Robinson - Lady Eagles in first place

    The motto around Staunton River High School is “Be an 11.”  The phrase refers to wanting to be better than a 10.

  • Proof that everything is tied together.

      Sports pundits across the nation are falling over themselves congratulating Boston College’s Gene DeFilippo for his stand.

  • Cavs earn swim split with Brookville

    The Jefferson Forest swim team has a decidedly different look this year:  that of a team in rebuilding mode.

  • Morris has sweet return

    LCA hosted an invitational track meet last weekend, and Josh Morris acted like he’d never left the place.

  • Students view history being made

        Sue Saunders, principal of Bedford Elementary School, was keeping a close eye on a television as noon approached, Tuesday. The inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s first black president was an historic event and Saunders didn’t want the students to miss it. Arrangements had been made for the students to take their lunches back to their classrooms instead of eating in the cafeteria.

  • Close watch

    With six months left to go in this fiscal year, city of Bedford officials are having to keep a close eye on this year’s budget, while beginning to plan for next year’s budget shortfall.

        City Council’s finance committee met last week to discuss both budgets and begin looking at possible cuts for next year because of  the anticipated cuts in revenue. The city expects to receive at least $500,000 less in school funding next year.

  • Fulfilling the dream

    Forty-five years ago Clarence Brown, at the age of 25, traveled to Washington D.C. from New Jersey. He was present to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

  • Exley resigns from Bedford Main Street

    Linda Exley has stepped down as executive director of Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        Exley’s resignation is effective Jan. 23 and the organization may take some time before finding a replacement. But Main Street Board President Diane Wilson said the organization’s activities will continue as usual.

  • Historic farm house burns down in Moneta

    Bill and David Buchanan could only look on in disbelief as the smoke, still smoldering from their mother’s home place, rose last Wednesday.

        Early that morning fire department’s from Moneta, Saunders and Huddleston had been called to a fire at the crossroads of Routes 805 and 737 near Stone Mountain. By the time emergency personnel arrived, the historic Carter family home place was fully engulfed in flames and could not be saved.

  • To the people

        In an effort to bring the House back to the people, recently-elected Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello held a symbolic swearing-in ceremony Saturday in Bedford to recognize the beginning of his term and the start of the new Congress.

        His stop in Bedford Saturday at the Bower Center for the Arts was one of several similar ceremonies held across the district.

        Bedford Vice Mayor Robert Wandrei welcomed Perriello to Bedford.