Today's News

  • An incompetent foreign policy?

        Just as it’s far too early to declare Barack Obama a one-term president, so it’s too soon to declare his foreign policy incompetent. However, it certainly hasn’t been characterized by brilliance and just this month he made another decision that made me wonder where his head is.

  • Breaking: Bedford County teacher one of eight statewide in the running for 2010 Virginia Teacher of the Year

    Eight educators learned of their selection this week as 2010 Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year during surprise classroom visits made by their division superintendents, including Liberty High School science teacher Jami N. Key. Key was visited by a group of Central Office and School Board members during an AP Biology class Friday morning at LHS.

        Key was this past year's Bedford County Teacher of the Year.

  • Breaking: 2nd Flyte won't appear at Centerfest concert

    Due to circumstances beyond their control, 2nd Flyte will not appear at this year's Friday night Centerfest concert, according to event organizers. Opening for the event this Friday at the Farmer's Market stage will now be Terry Day from 7-8 p.m.  and The Sam Austin Band will have the stage from  8—11 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10, children 12 and under are free.

  • Just build it

      One day, when I was a younger (and thirstier) man, I stopped at a local tavern.

    A sign on the wall caught my eye.  It read, “Free beer tomorrow.”

  • Minutemen pluck Eagles

    Staunton River had no Hatfield to counter Liberty’s McCoy.

  • Bassett makes bed, Cavs lie in it

    Playing in a town noted for its beds, Jefferson Forest stayed awake the entire game, taking Bassett, 32-7.

  • Slow Seminole start

    Jefferson Forest welcomed E.C. Glass to the Seminole neighborhood, giving the Hilltoppers a swell housewarming gift.

  • Martinsville comes a knockin'

      Some who are associated with the Liberty Minutemen program are already looking forward to the September 25 game at Amherst.

  • Olde Liberty Station burns

    Bedford’s Volunteer Fire Department had six men at the firehouse when they were dispatched to a fire at Olde Liberty Station at 11:36 Friday morning.  According to Brad Creasy, the fire chief, they got two trucks there in a few minutes. The firehouse is on one end of Bedford Avenue and the historic train station and restaurant is on the opposite end.


  • School board begins to develop plan for future facilities

    Over the next several weeks staff from the Bedford County Public Schools Central Office will be compiling a list of possible capital improvement plans to present to the Board of Supervisors this year. At least one of those plans is likely to include building a new gymnasium at Bedford Primary School.

        The Bedford County School Board held a work session last Thursday to talk about the school system’s facilities as part of the process of developing a CIP list. The hope is that list will be included in the overall county CIP plan for budget purposes.