Today's News

  • First Lady of Virginia visits local schools

        Governor Ralph Northam’s wife, Pam Northam, made a stop at Bedford Primary School last week.

  • Legion national commander makes first stop in Bedford
  • Tops in the Region!

        Huddleston Elementary School started with an assembly, and a secret.

  • Arrive Alive

        Cody Argentino with YOVASO (Youth Of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety) was on hand at last Friday’s home football game to recognize Liberty High School’s YOVASO club for the First Place win in the 2019 Arrive Alive Campaign.

  • Hogan to retire in November

    Effective November 1, Cathy Hogan, Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk, will retire after 20 years of service.

  • DRPT to hold open house on rail stop

        The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will hold an informational open house to learn more about the Bedford/Franklin Regional Passenger Rail Stop Study.
        The meeting will be held Thursday, September 26, 5 - 7 p.m.  at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta. The meeting will be held in an open house style to provide flexibility for participants to view information boards, ask questions, and make comments directly with the study team.

  • BA will apply for grant to extend Shentel service

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, meeting as the broadband authority, voted 6-0 Monday to approve a request to apply for a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) grant that will make it economically feasible for Shentel to bring broadband Internet to areas that currently don’t have it.
        District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson was absent.

  • China has the upper hand

        Protests continue against a proposed law in Hong Kong that would allow people to be extradited to the Chines mainland.
        Demonstrations against the proposed bill began in March. Protestors say the bill undermines Hong Kong’s autonomy, guaranteed for 50 years by the treaty under which Britain returned Hong Kong to China. Hong Kong’s chief executive suspended the bill and, last week, withdrew it. The protests and clashes between protesters and police continue.

  • Liberty’s new look in girls volleyball

        While the 2019 season has barely started, fans have already noticed a new look in Lady Minutemen volleyball.
        The most visible change is in the coaching ranks where former Liberty player Katie Martin has returned to take the program’s reins. Martin, a graduate of Va. Tech, returns to Liberty after having coached in the Culpeper area last year.
        “I played JV my freshman year and then varsity volleyball until I graduated,” Martin said about her time in a Lady Minutemen uniform.

  • JF defeats SRHS 42-14 as Paul White era begins

        Jefferson Forest ended last season as a team that could score a lot of points. Unfortunately, they also gave up nearly as many which kept the team from fulfilling its potential.
        Under new head coach Paul White, the Cavaliers set out to show off a revamped defense that should put that reputation to rest.
        That showed as JF contained the Staunton River running game to win 42-14.