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Today's News

  • Harris Printing to close

        After more than 40 years, Harris Printing is closing. It officially closes Feb. 1.

        Robert Harris, who owns the business, has been in printing for a lot longer than that. He’s been involved for more than 60 years. At one point, he worked for three weekly newspapers at the same time, the Bedford Bulletin and the Bedford Democrat, in Bedford, and the Roanoke Tribune in Roanoke.

  • Mr. and Miss Liberty

        Liberty High School will hold its third annual Mr. and Miss Liberty pageant Saturday.

  • Fire consumes Va. Dare marina

        The main building of Virginia Dare Marina was consumed by a fire early Saturday morning.

  • Project based learning

        Sixth grade teachers at Staunton River Middle School gave their students a challenge. Each student had to choose a famous person and do research on that person. They were graded in history, reading and writing on their projects.

  • Students bring Confederate flags to JFHS during Spirit Week activities; controversy erupts on social media

        After having several Jefferson Forest High School students pose with a Confederate flag during Spirit Week activities last week, the Bedford County School Board will address the issue during its upcoming meeting on Feb. 21.

  • ‘We are JF. We must unite.’

    By Megan Tomoney
    Intern Writer

      Right now, our country is experiencing a greater divide in opinion, stronger than I have ever seen in the 17 years I’ve been alive.

  • Student arrested for taking loaded gun to school

        A 12-year-old student at Forest Middle School has been arrested for taking a loaded handgun to school.
        Last Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, a Bedford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer received a complaint from an assistant principal at Forest Middle School.
        The principal advised the SRO that he had received information from a fellow student of a possible gun being on school property. After receiving the information, the principal reported that he checked a locker and found a small caliber hand gun.

  • Nance to seek reelection

        Wes Nance told the Bedford Republican committee last week that he had unfinished business to complete. That’s one reason he has decided to run for reelection as commonwealth’s attorney.

        Nance, 47, was appointed as interim commonwealth’s attorney after Randy Krantz stepped down from the position after receiving an appointment to become a general district court judge. Nance then ran unopposed in a special election to fill the rest of that vacant term.

  • Creasey seeks reelection

        “That has been a fast four years,” commented Commissioner of the Revenue Julie Creasey.

        Creasey was first elected to the constitutional officer post in 2015 and is seeking reelection this year. She plans to run as a Republican. Republicans will hold a primary on June 11 and Creasey said she has not heard of anyone else seeking the Republican nomination for that office.
        “I work for the taxpayers,” Creasey commented.

  • Johnson throws his hat in the ring

    Now that Bill Thomasson has announced that he will not run for reelection this fall, Mickey Johnson has tossed his trademark hat in the ring for the District 1 Supervisor seat.

        Johnson is in his fifth year on the Bedford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and is currently the Authority’s chairman. He also serves on the county’s parks and recreation advisory board.