Today's News

  • Rematch?

    Will Virgil Goode seek a rematch?

        Last November, Goode lost the 5th Congressional District seat to Tom Perriello, a Democrat, by 722 votes out of a total of 317,076 votes cast. Last week, Goode filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Goode said that this allows him to explore a run for Congress and accept campaign donations.

        “Some people have asked me if I’m going to run again,” he said.

        Some have also sent some unsolicited contributions.

  • School Board acknowledges FOIA error

    The Bedford County School Board acknowledged Thursday night that it failed to act within the proper guidelines of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act when it voted last month to hire Dr. Douglas Schuch as its next superintendent.

  • '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.