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Today's News

  • Running to help

        Noah Coughlan passed through Bedford, Thursday, on his quest to run across the United States.

        “I am on day 26,” he said.
        He’s also on his second pair of shoes.
        And, he’s on his third run across the United States — his first was in2011.

  • Group seeks to promote Amtrak station in Bedford

        Community Leaders from the town of Bedford and from Bedford and Franklin counties are hoping their initiative will convince Amtrak to place a stop in Bedford.

  • Search for cemetery leads to benefit

        A couple of events are scheduled for Gross’ Orchard next month.

  • LHS Theatre to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

    They come from a variety of backgrounds—athletes, dancers, band kids and nerds.

        But they have one goal: Revive the drama program at Liberty High School.
        This week that goal takes a big step as the Liberty High School Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
        Two performances are scheduled at the school auditorium—Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, both at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10.

  • Local police cars promote domestic violence awareness

        A couple of striking police cars have taken to the roads and streets in the Bedford area. What really draws attention to them is that they are purple.

        Leanne Dudley, director of Bedford Domestic Violence Services, came up with the idea. She said she was looking for something new and different to promote domestic violence awareness. October is dedicated to the subject and the organization comes up with all sorts of purple themed  reminders,  but domestic violence happens all year.

  • River is on fire

        Who Dat Sey Dey Gonna Beat Dem Eagles?
        We’re OK appropriating the New Orleans Saints’ signature saying and applying it to the Staunton River baseball and softball teams.  After all, like the Saints, the two Eagle teams wear black and gold.
        More importantly, like the Saints, these once-moribund teams are breathing fire on the field.
        At this early point, both of the Eagle diamondeer crews are undefeated.

  • Council considers 2 cent raise in RE tax

        A majority of Bedford Town Council appears ready to back no more than a 2 cents increase in the real estate tax rate, following budget work sessions held this past week.
        Council met last Tuesday and again on Monday to discuss the budget. At this past Tuesday’s meeting, council was expected to finish its discussion prior to publication of the tax rate for public comment.

  • School board presents budget to county

    School Board representatives met with the board of supervisors, Monday evening, in what District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson later called a “fruitful” meeting. The meeting was a 5 p.m. work session in which the school board presented the school’s FY 2016 budget.
        “Our emphasis this year is on seven points,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler as he began the budget presentation.

  • Couple wants to hold special events on property

        Last month, the Bedford County Planning Commission gave Gregg Zody, the county’s director of community development, the go-ahead to add wedding events as a by-right use in a number of zones.

  • Candidates take questions at ‘Bedford First’ forum

        A group of candidates for local office, grouped together on what they call the “Bedford First” ticket, held a candidate forum last week at the Bedford Central Library. The candidates took questions from people who attended the forum.