Today's News

  • Lodge provides supplies for K students at Big Island

        Thanks to the generosity of the Big Island Masonic lodge, the parents of the 32 children starting kindergarten at Big Island Elementary school didn’t have to buy back-to-school supplies.

        The Lodge also provided classroom supplies, such as construction paper and boxes of tissues, for the school’s two kindergarten teachers.

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        It was an emotional tribute.

  • Culinary program gets new kitchen

    Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) culinary arts program now has its own kitchen.

        The kitchen isn’t at BSTC itself. It’s at the Parks and Rec Department’s facility on Falling Creek Road. Parks and Rec made the space available.

  • Apocalypse Ale Works to open cidery

    “This is an agriculture announcement,” said Traci Blido, Bedford County’s economic director, Friday afternoon.

        The announcement was by Bettina King, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry. She announced a $12,000 grant from her department to Bedford County’s economic development authority to assist Apocalypse Ale Works, in Forest, to establish a cidery.

  • Former Liberty SRO pleads guilty to charge

    The former School Resource Office (SRO) at Liberty High School pleaded guilty last Friday to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to contribute to the delinquency of a minor.

        Daniel Clark, who was a corporal with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) before resigning from the department last November, entered the plea during a closed hearing in Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The charge, however, will be dismissed if Clark follows through with a number of conditions placed by the J&DR judge.

  • Town seeks designs for ‘Loop Projct’

        The town of Bedford with funding from AARP is seeking design proposals for bike racks and benches to be installed in downtown (Centertown) Bedford and along the locally-famous walking “Loop.”
        New branding signs will be developed by the public as well for what will be three Loops. This project is intended to spark further bike rack and bench design and placement beyond those areas included in this round of work.

  • Schools ready for students

        According to Tim Burge, the Skanska representative overseeing the work at Forest Middle School, all work that had to be done as part of the $25.7 million expansion project before school started has been completed.
        Burge said workers spent the summer doing a great deal of underground work. Fire lines and sewer lines were rerouted and storm lines were installed. Power lines and fiber optic lines were also rerouted.

  • Board OK’s new rates for nursing home

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved new nursing home rates Monday night. The action followed a public hearing at which nobody spoke.
        According to County Administrator Robert Hiss, the increased rates allow the nursing home to fully receive increased Medicaid reimbursement rates.

  • Farmers, other outdoor workers need to prevent sun damage

        Extended amounts of sun exposure to those who work outdoors can increase their risk of developing skin cancer.

  • Suddenly, he’s against hatred? Not buying it

        We all know by now that gun massacres are simply a way of life in America, pretty much like a baseball game or buying a Slurpee at 7-11.
        They’re commonplace; and they can happen anywhere at any time. Other countries have long since taken measures – meaning regulation of guns – to prevent such massacres. But in America, even as late as 2019, we have different priorities.