Today's News

  • Forest man sentenced in sexual battery case

    By Tyler Flynn
    Intern Writer

        A Forest man was sentenced for an amended sexual battery charge in Bedford Circuit Court Tuesday.
        Kyle Richard Tomko, who had originally been charged with the felony of aggravated sexual battery, had his charge amended to misdemeanor sexual battery. He pleaded no contest to the sexual battery charge, as well as to a felony abduction charge.

  • Reading Rodeo

    By Laura Enderson

  • Voter turnout appears low for Primary

    egistrars reported light turnout for Tuesday’s Republican primary.
        By 10 a.m. only 1.58 percent of Bedford County’s registered voters had turned out to cast ballots, according to Barbara Gunter, the county’s registrar. She said that Forest Elementary school had the largest voter turnout with 2.8 percent of that precinct’s voters turning out.
        Gunter believes that rain in the morning discouraged many early voters. Furthermore, some county precincts historically don’t get a large early bird turnout.

  • Supervisors approve fund transfer requests

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors took action on three requests Monday from the county’s school division for money transfers from one category to another. in the school division’s operating budget.
        There were two request to transfer a total of $200,000 from the maintenance category and the word “maintenance” elicited a comment from Board Chairman Chuck Neudorfer.

  • Webb named Teacher of the Year

    By Laura Enderson

  • Here are some travel ideas for the family this weekend

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of local and other places/activities for your family to enjoy this summer.

        If the family needs to get out of the house for a vacation this week, and you’re still wondering where you should travel, here are a few family friendly ideas.

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  • More faces missing at 68th anniversary

        Last week’s observance of the 68th anniversary of D-Day contained a reminder of the fact the the number of living D-Day veterans is dwindling.

        The front page of the program featured a photo of John Robert Slaughter as he looked in 1945. Slaughter, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s founding chairman of the board of directors, died the previous week. He was a 19-year-old sergeant with Roanoke’s Company D on D-Day.

  • SRHS grads: 'Seize the Day'

        “Carpe Diem — Seize the Day.”

  • 'Go make your mark'

        “We made it – we made it to this day,” proclaimed Liberty High School Class President Melanie Joy Smith to her fellow classmates.

  • JF grads urged to embrace change

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        On Saturday, Jefferson Forest High School Principal Tony Francis had advice for the graduating Class of 2012: life lessons are learned differently than school lessons.
        “In school, you learn and then you are tested,” Francis said. “In life, often you are tested and then you learn.”