Today's News

  • Low spray makes sense

        Walter Gross, now 78, grew up in the orchard business.

  • Dinner draws record crowd

        About 220 people showed up for this month’s Farm Bureau annual dinner meeting. This is the largest crowd ever, according to Bill Nance, who heads the local organization.

        “Every year it gets a few more,” he said.

  • Going chemical-free

        Ben Coleman, of Mountain Run Farm, decided to go chemical free after his son was born.
        “I didn’t feel good about sitting him in a field that I just fertilized,” he said. “We made a point never to bring chemicals down this driveway.”
        He has built the soil with manure and he said this has brought the soil to life.

  • Family has been farming here for more than 250 years

        Barry Turpin teaches U. S. history at E. C. Glass High School, in Lynchburg, but he also spends time with big black cows. In fact Turpin & Arthur Angus Farms, a beef cattle partnership, is his retirement business.

        He grew up on a farm and his family has been farming in Bedford County for a quarter of a millennium. His earliest ancestor to arrive in this area, Colonel Richard Calloway, was the first European farmer in Bedford County in the 1740s.

  • Community comes together to help

    Thanks to a routine medical examination, Noah Okuley’s Hodgkins Lymphoma was diagnosed early.

        The 13-year-old was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkins on Sept. 6 and is undergoing chemotherapy sessions at the University of Virginia. He goes up once a week with a break every two weeks.
        “The prognosis is good,” said Teri Apel, his mother.
        “The prognosis for Hodgkins Lymphoma is very good,” she added.
        Okuley has other things working in his favor.

  • School Board candidate forum

        Candidates for two Bedford County School Board seats squared off at a forum Thursday night at the Bedford Science and Technology Center.
        Jason Johnson, Charlotte Maxey and Jennifer Merritt are vying for the District 2 seat, currently held by Merritt; and Dr. John Hicks and Eric Thompson are vying for the District 3 seat held by Dr. Hicks. Both Merritt and Hicks were appointed to the board this year following resignations of those seats by Dave Vaden and Brad Whorley.

  • No regrets

    No regrets.
        That’s the response Chuck Neudorfer had a week after resigning his seat as chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors last week.
        Neudorfer, who represented District 2, did say he was sorry that he wasn’t able to fulfill his term for his constituents.
        But he’s not sorry to be away from what he says is an increasing problem with the way the board is handling its business.

  • Vikings pillage

      Two ships passed in the night, last Friday.

  • County football kingpin: Liberty

      Call them the rude guests.

  • A slice for all

      In previous years (as long as memory serves), Jefferson Forest has dominated nearly all facets of Bedford County cross country.