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Today's News

  • Purple Power

        Anybody with a lick of fashion sense will tell you that orange and purple do not go together.
        Well, it does if the reason for the mix is a good one.
        The orange-clad William Byrd baseball and softball crews headed to Staunton River to take on their purple-clad counterparts last Tuesday.
        Purple?  Any Eagle fan worth his salt knows the school wears black and gold.

  • School board chairman says delay costing money

        Bedford County School Board chairman Gary Hostutler believes the supervisors could be costing Bedford County taxpayers millions of dollars by delaying construction of the new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.

  • Former Thaxton resident fails to show for court

        A former Thaxton resident who claimed he wanted to start a company to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Idaho didn’t show for a court appearance this past week in federal court in Idaho.

  • Fireworks set for July 3 in Bedford

        The Bedford Moose lodge is finalizing plans for the Fourth of July fireworks display the lodge is sponsoring.
        According to Andy Dooley, the chairman of the lodge’s fireworks committee, the fireworks will be shot off from the National D-Day Memorial on July 3. Parking will be available at Liberty Lake Park — Dooley said that facility has lots of parking available, the Bedford Welcome Center, for handicapped parking only, and the Army Reserve Center in the Harmony project.

  • D-Day plus 71 years; Memorial gets ready

        D-Day Plus 71 Year: The National D-Day Memorial Foundation will commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day with a full day of activities including special music, wreath layings, a veteran’s reunion tent, living history, and a twilight remembrance in the evening. 

  • After 40 years, school bids teacher goodbye

        Patricia Hogue wasn’t the only one reaching for tissues when the staff and children of Otter River Elementary School surprised her with a special assembly Tuesday morning.

        Her fellow teachers could be seen dabbing their eyes.
        Hogue is retiring at the end of this year after 40 years as an elementary school teacher. Her entire career was spent in Bedford County Public Schools — the last 35  at Otter River Elementary.

  • A look back at history

        A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that recalls one of the worst train accidents in Virginia history, in which at least 18 people died in Thaxton, was dedicated in the county Tuesday.

  • Bedford woman killed in accident

        A 41-year-old Bedford woman died in a single-car accident Monday morning on Timber Ridge Road in Bedford.

        Alisha R. Downin was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a report from the Virginia State Police, Downin was driving on Timber Ridge Road around 7 a.m. when her 1994 Chevy Lumina ran off the road to the right, she overcorrected and went off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

  • Man enters plea in fatal accident case

        A Lynchburg man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court in connection with a fatal accident that occurred Halloween in 2013.

  • Remembering when

        Back in 1949 high school students could drive school buses.