Today's News

  • Church news (week of April 25, 2012)


    Revival services at Evington UMC
    Evington United Methodist Church will hold revival services on Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Chaplain Blonnie Gregory will be guest speaker each night and there will be special music each night. The Rev. Orville Gregory Jr. will have special music on Monday night.

    Spring Swing Charity Golf Tournament

  • Tax reform is key to a prosperous future

    It’s that time of year again. One that is marked by hours of work, piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning your hard-earned money over to the government – tax season.

  • More commentary on the school funding issue …

        How pathetic that Neudorfer, Strong and Laperle in last week’s paper vehemently defended Bedford School’s funding despite our pitiful 131st position of 132 jurisdictions.  Laperle then has the nerve to imply that this statistic is a lie.  Statistics are facts—not lies—unless purposefully distorted.  I wonder how he would like to be evaluated on just one “lying statistic”; i.e., SOL’s?  Bedford is an abysmal example of school support by our Supervisors.

  • Mitt Romney to kiss LU’s ring

    Liberty University has announced that Mitt Romney, the “presumptive Republican presidential nominee,” (his title now) will be its Commencement Speaker on May 12.
        For Romney, this is part of what pundits say is an enormous amount of work he has to do to secure the support of the hard-core right-wingers in his party. Many of them don’t like him, they don’t trust him, and, even though most of them won’t admit it, they dislike the fact he’s a Mormon.

  • The time to Take Action is now!

    Students at several local schools are taking part in a statewide “Take Action, Don’t Be A Distraction” safe driving campaign.

  • Being safe on two wheels

        Bedford City Police Officer Bill Boucher paid the Growing Place a visit on Friday.
        Nobody got arrested. The Growing Place is a preschool run by Bedford Baptist Church and one of the city’s bicycle patrol officers stops by every year for a bicycle safety presentation.

  • Douglass speaks at local meet and greet

     town, Thursday night, to speak at a Democratic Party meet and greet hosted by Bob and Ellen Wandrei. Gen. Douglass is seeking the party’s nod to challenge Congressman Robert Hurt for the 5th Congressional District seat.

  • Biologist: Coyotes are here to stay

        Chad Fox, a biologist who works out of  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), told the Board of Supervisors Monday night that coyotes are here to stay. The Bedford County Agricultural Board had asked Fox to address the supervisors.

  • BMH honors its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital gave an appreciation lunch, last week, for the 100 volunteers who help out in various capacities. One of the featured speakers began volunteering 70 years ago.

        Evelyn Kowalchuk, now 92, had to give up volunteer work two years ago, after she stopped driving. The New Jersey native volunteered for something for the first time shortly after Japan bombed the United States into World War II. Kowalchuk volunteered for the Army as a nurse.

  • Effort helps fill the shelves of food bank

        A truck parked in front of the Bedford Wal-Mart Friday was making a pick-up, rather than a delivery, last week.

        Customers at the store had the opportunity to drop off non-perishable food items which were taken to Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Salem food bank, which provides food via partner agencies. Lake Christian Ministries and the Agape Center, both located in Moneta, are this food bank’s Bedford area partner agencies.