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Education

  • Student produced film explores consequences of sexting

    Just how much trouble can a teen get into with sexting?

        Sexting is a practice made possible by the Internet and digital cameras in which someone sends out nude images of themselves, or of someone else, through social media.

  • MS ag programs doing well

        Last year students from Liberty High School appeared repeatedly before the Bedford County School Board, asking that the agricultural program be offered at Bedford Middle School.

  • Nurses, teachers seek higher pay

        Nurses working in Bedford County Public Schools want to be paid at the same rate as teachers, while teachers in the school system are asking to be paid more in line with surrounding jurisdictions.
        Several school nurses spoke during the public comment time of last week’s Bedford County School Board meeting.

  • LHS students begin ‘Minutemen News’

    By Foster Garrett

    Intern Writer

        In a world brimming with ever-increasing technology, traditional journalism is slowly dying. Limitless information is literally at your finger-tips with smartphones, computers, iPads and countless other devices—what need is there for the 7 o’clock news or the paperboy?
        Although print media appears to survive on life support, a small cast of students from Liberty High School is striving to bring journalism back into the mainstream fold through technological means.

  • Exploring Mars

        Student teams from Forest Middle School, all eighth graders, presented their ideas on a Mars rover to Randolph College professors.

        The students are all in Caitlin Unterman’s Science Exploration class. Each team planned a Mars rover mission in detail. They had to figure out all the details of their rover, including instrumentation.
         The have to figure out how they will get to Mars and how they will land their rover without it burning up in Mars’ atmosphere or going splat when it lands.

  • 7th graders receive intro to tech careers

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event this fall to help acquaint seventh graders with technical career possibilities.

  • Pennies for Patients

        For years students at Big Island Elementary School had raised funds each year for the Leukemia Society.

        The fundraiser had been championed by a staff member at the school who had family members touched by cancer. But after she left, that fundraiser fell through the cracks as the school took on some other projects.
        This year when the Leukemia Society called and asked the school to consider adding it back as a fundraiser, the timing was right.

  • Baseball field will get bathrooms

        Two weeks after the Liberty Middle School and LHS competition gym projects are finished, the Bedford County School Board plans to advertise for contractors to rough in restrooms at the new baseball field.

  • Serving the community

        A $200,000 donation by Ash Rothlein will start a scholarship fund from which the National D-Day Memorial will award annual scholarships.

        Rothlein was an Army veteran and served with an advance Army ordinance unit in Normandy during World War II. His unit maintained vehicles at the front. An earlier donation by Rothlein paid for the Homage statue at the Memorial.

  • School board to vote on LHS ballfield amenities

        A decision on whether—and when—bathrooms and a concession area will be added to the baseball field complex at Liberty High School is expected to be made by the Bedford County School Board during its meeting Thursday.
        The board’s construction management firm, M. B. Kahn, has recommended that these restrooms not be completed as part of the current construction project. The thought is that the board could get a better price for the project from another firm.