Today's News

  • Soccer slowly gears up

    While local baseball and softball teams were involved in a plethora of games on Monday, the soccer fields were relatively quiet.

    The Jefferson Forest boys and girls teams had earned first-round byes.

  • Sports commentary: Different priorities

      Just like every other dinosaur who relies on email as a primary communication tool, I suffer from that lamentable malady:  The overstuffed inbox.

  • Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in dogfighting case

    A North Carolina man got a surprise when he stopped in Montvale to make a business transaction last Monday, May 24.

  • Honoring veterans

    Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first observed in the wake of the War Between the States. Originally dedicated to decorating the graves of soldiers who died in that conflict, it expanded, after World War I, to include Americans killed in all wars. As Veterans Day honors those still living who served their country in uniform, Memorial Day remembers those who have passed away.

  • Friday fire, started by severe storm, damages historic home

    A severe thunderstorm that rolled through the Bedford area Friday evening kept the area’s volunteer firefighters busy, including at a fire that damaged a historic home located off U.S. 460.

  • GOP primary candidates square off at Lake event

    Three of the seven candidates, seeking the GOP nod to take on Congressman Tom Perriello, showed up at a town hall meeting held at Mariners Landing last week.

        Ron Ferrin, Jim McKelvy and Mike McPadden showed up to take questions from Lake area residents. The town hall was sponsored by the East Lake Business Association.

        Although many questions were local in nature, the three candidates sought to explain how broader federal  action,  where  a congressman  would  be involved, would affect these.

  • Local farmers, students voice concerns about cuts to SRHS ag program

    The reduction of one of two teachers in the vocational agriculture education program at Staunton River High School has led several students, farmers and farming advocates in the county to ask the Bedford County School Board to reconsider that cut.

        At last Thursday’s meeting, the board heard from several on the issue.

  • Horrell selected for high school teacher honor

    Shawn Marie Horrell has been named the 2011 high school Teacher of the Year for Bedford County Public Schools. She was honored during an assembly at Bedford Science and Technology Center Friday.

        Horrell teaches at BSTC in the Early Childhood and Teachers for Tomorrow programs. She’s worked at the school since 2008, and has taught since 2000, beginning her career at Rustburg Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in 2000.

  • Mallow selected for elem. school teacher honor

    The new elementary school Teacher of the Year for Bedford County Public Schools, Amy Mallow of Huddleston Elementary, believes everyone should find a career that they truly love.

        She certainly has.

  • Teacher of the Year

    Staunton River Middle School teacher Katherine West had planned to spend Friday in Newport News with her newly-born first grandchild.

        Instead, her husband Frank, convinced her that they had to head back home because she was needed at school for SOL testing and he had some work to complete. Reluctantly, and only with the promise that they would go back to Newport News over the weekend, did she make the trip.

        She’s glad she did.