Big on the Golden Eagles’ menu this past week was Alleghany.
The good news was that the baseball and girls soccer teams got back on track with key wins over the Mountaineers.
The middlin’ news was that the boys soccer team saw its game with the Alleghanians rained out to a later date.
The bad news was that the softball team suffered its first loss of the Blue Ridge season.
Bedford County’s school board adopted an adjusted budget at a Monday night work session that had been called for that purpose.
The school board’s original budget called for a $2.6 million increase in local funding but the supervisors, last month, increased the local transfer to the public school system by $735,000. The purpose of Monday’s work session was to make the school budget fit within available funds.
On a 6-1 vote last Tuesday, Bedford Town Council passed a 2 cent tax increase to the real estate tax rate, raising the rate to 32 cents per $100 of valuation.
The increase means town of Bedford residents will pay a rate of 84 cents for the upcoming fiscal year, with the addition of the county’s tax rate of 52 cents per $100 of valuation added to the town’s rate.
Still, Bedford Town Manager Charles Kolakowski noted that town residents are paying less than they did when Bedford was still a city.
There has been a hardware store at the corner of South Bridge Street and Washington Street for more than a century.
The building was built in 1897 and it originally was called Burks-Ramsey Supply. It was a different business in many ways back then. The Bedford Hardware name came in the late 1940s. Burks-Ramsey sold the 1897 versions of many of the items Bedford Hardware sells today. But the store also sold plow parts and wagon wheels.
‘Tis a well-known fact that there is little love between Brookville and Jefferson Forest.
Sited about four miles apart, as the crow flies, and about six miles, as the bus drives, the Bees and Cavs are natural rivals.
Any antipathy between the schools only grew in magnitude after the softball and baseball teams got together last week.
I’m rarely accused of being a man of few words. That I need four or so pages of newsprint each week backs up that assertion.
I do, however, hold in high esteem those who can get their points across with a minimum of verbiage.
Highest regard goes to those who can convey their meaning without words: a head nod, a wink, a nudge.