Today's News

  • Headstones damaged at Bedford Cemetery

    More than 40 headstones at the Oakwood, Longwood and Greenwood Cemetery were damaged sometime last weekend, including one at the grave of one of the Bedford Boys killed on June 6, 1944, during the Normandy invasion.

  • Bedford Primary to remain open this year

    In a surprising turn of events, Bedford County's school board voted to keep Bedford Primary School open. The school will house pre-school, kindergarten and first grade with only the second grade moving to Bedford Elementary School.

  • School board to keep Bedford Primary open, sort of

    Bedford County's school board is sticking with a plan to move the K-2 students from Bedford Primary School to Bedford Elementary School.

    A Tuesday night called work session of the school board began with a lengthy closed door session. When they emerged, School Board Chairman Debbie Hoback announced that the consensus of the school board was to keep Bedford Primary school open. However, it's not going to be kept open as a primary school. It will only be used for an existing pre-school program there.

  • The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the great opportunity to continue to meet with and hear from Central and Southside Virginians in and across the District.


  • Congress must provide consent for military action

    Over the last few weeks the debate in Congress has largely centered around the fiscal challenges that our country is facing and the out-of-control government spending that continues to plague our economy. While there is no doubt that the passage of a federal budget that brings government spending under control was of utmost importance, Congress must not neglect its responsibility and authority regarding the use of force in Libya.


  • More stuff to be afraid of

        I recently had the opportunity to intercept a working TV that was on its way to electronics recycling. It was a pre-digital broadcasting TV, so it needed a converter box, which the previous owner passed on to me. My old TV, a 1977 vintage set, died back in 2008, and I never replaced it. The price (free) for the “new” set was just what I was looking for.

  • Bedford embraces new lax squad

      With lacrosse having established a firm foothold in the eastern part of Bedford County, it now can be found in the heart of our area.

  • Developer in harmony with VDOT plan

    A proposed development has turned out to be in perfect harmony with a Virginia Department of Transportation plan to fix a dangerous crossover on U. S. 460.

  • Forest lacrosse program outgrows self

      Who’da thunk it?

  • Planting effort will have long-term effect

        A group of volunteers spent a wet, dreary Saturday earlier this month planting trees at Falling Creek Park.

        According to Todd Kready, the Virginia Department of Forestry’s forester for Bedford County, the trees are a mix of species, including black walnut, bald cypress and three types of oaks. The 75 trees were donated by Vaughn-Bassett, a furniture manufacturer in Galax. Henderson’s Furniture, a retailer located in Forest, donated the tree shelters.