Today's News

  • Fan bus heading to Broadway

      Larry White is organizing a parent/fan bus for the trip from Jefferson Forest to Broadway.  He is estimating a cost of $20 per person

  • Local farmer recovers from stroke

        Arlis Sheffield is a small farmer in Bedford County who supplies fresh vegetables and heirloom tomatoes to upscale restaurants.

        “I sell primarily for taste,” Sheffield said, noting that he doesn’t have to grow a tomato that must  survive being shipped 500 miles.
        Sheffield said that he has been farming for 30 years and was also at one time a chef. Both farming and cooking are creative endeavors, he notes.

  • Museum shows appreciation for volunteers

        The Bedford Museum is thankful for its volunteers and has a lunch every November to say thanks.

        The museum is there to tell the Bedford area’s story, including uniforms worn by local men who served their country from the War of 1812 to the uniform worn by a local Army officer in Iraq in the past decade. Displays deal with all aspects of county history — the Indians who originally lived here, the experience of the area’s black citizens, local doctors, an old printing press and a moonshiner’s still.

  • Future teachers instruct peers about petroleum

        Bedford County’s future teachers have been making presentations on energy in the county’s high schools this fall. They ended these sessions at the Bedford Science and Technology Center, where their program is based.

  • State mandate concerns board, some citizens

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors were unanimously uncomfortable with a text amendment to the PD-1 zoning district, a type of planned development district, that will provide for urban development areas.

        The problem the supervisors face is that they are under a state mandate to provide these. The county would also have to repay a $50,000 Virginia Department of Transportation grant if the supervisors fail to approve the amendment.

  • Intern program gives LHS seniors job experience

    By Adam Holdren

    Intern Reporter

        This year at Liberty High school, textbooks and research papers for seniors were replaced by a new program putting students in the real world and teaching them what skills they need for their chosen professions.

  • Taking on bullying

        Susan Coryell first published her book Eaglebait in hardback 20 years ago. That’s why she was surprised when she googled herself not too long ago to find that the book was still being listed as a resource on anti-bullying Web sites.

        That encouraged the Lake-area writer to explore options for getting the book back in print. “Bullying has been so prominent in the news,” Coryell said.
        Now it’s back in print—out in paperback—with a brand new cover.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Nov. 23, 2011)


  • Church news (week of Nov. 23, 2011)


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  • 7 year old stays calm in emergency

        On Nov. 1, Joseph Layne proved he knew what to do in an emergency. And he very likely helped save his Mom’s life.

        His Dad is now hoping his story might help other children deal with emergencies too.