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Today's News

  • Chicken ordinance headed to supervisors

        The Bedford County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week, at its Tuesday night regular meeting,  to send a proposed chicken ordinance to the board of supervisors.

        The ordinance will allow people to keep a limited number of chickens for personal use in residential neighborhoods.    

  • School safety, carryover funds discussed by board

        School safety and use of leftover funds were among the discussions at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Bedford County School Board.
        
    School Safety
        In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting at Newtown, Conn., in December, school staff have been reviewing their school safety and security policies, according to Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch. That included reviewing those issues with each school principal.

  • Many gather for march to honor MLK Jr.

    More than 50 people gathered Monday morning at the Bedford County Courthouse to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he accomplished during his life.

        But the message that went out, prior to the march, was that the work Dr. King championed is not yet finished.
        “The struggle continues for equality,” stated Ronnie Miller, president of the Bedford chapter of the NAACP.

  • Pass the ammunition

        It matters here.

        There is a fierce dialogue raging across our nation.  The topic is guns, and they are an integral part of life in Bedford.
        One reason is that Bedford is the top deer-hunting county in one of the top deer-hunting states in this nation.  In 2011, Bedford County saw a yield of 7,969 deer, tops in the state.  Southampton was second, with Bedford nabbing 1,400 more.

  • Board looks at plan for elementary redistricting

        The Bedford County School Board discussed, but didn’t take any action Thursday, on a scaled down elementary school redistricting proposal.
        But it does appear if the plan is approved, it wouldn’t go into effect until the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Storm bypasses Bedford

        A power outage and snow storm this past week disrupted some area residents’ lives, but it could have been worse.
        The power outage occurred Monday afternoon in Bedford when a conductor on a transmission line broke. That caused the outage on three of downtown Bedford’s electric stations, according to Jeff Weddle, the city’s public services director.

  • Win some, lose some

      Resiliency.  It's what you need to bounce back from what life throws at you.

  • Minettes, JF to meet on hardwoods

      Both teams are seeking that breakout win.  For one of them, it could take place this Thursday.

  • A banner day for Danner

      Breaks?  Who needs breaks?

  • Eagle wrestlers are County kings

      Bedford's best.