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Today's News

  • LHS Jazz Ensemble to present dinner and cafe

    By Foster Garrett
    Intern writer

        Just around the corner is the Liberty High School jazz ensemble’s 6th annual dinner and cafe, and those within the LHS community are highly encouraged to come out on Saturday, May 5, to take part in an evening alight with music and fare.
        Hosted by the Band Boosters, the event will take place in the LHS cafeteria and will feature a silent auction, delicious cuisine and jazz music put on by the band.

  • Freedom

    By Foster Garrett
    Intern Writer

        Freedom: It is what every person desires yet only the bravest achieve.
        Freedom from war, from persecution, from inner conflict; the freedom to be yourself and to love whoever and whatever you choose; freedom of the wildest nature and of the most tranquil peace; freedom is desired on every level, in every form, by everybody.

  • Remembering the Marathon bombing

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

          For me, the Boston Marathon bombing was like a hot poker thrust into the smoldering embers of a recent fire—that then burst back into flame.  The race itself is as American as apple pie, one of those iconic events by which the world knows us—and we know ourselves.  These are my reflections on the fifth anniversary of this fatal attack that jolted me out of retirement.

  • Governor’s amendments would gut anti-gerrymandering bill

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        In between the Virginia General Assembly’s ongoing special session to adopt a biennial budget, we met last week for our regularly scheduled reconvene session to address the Governor’s actions on legislation since the regular session adjourned sine die on March 10.

  • He loves to pose as the expert

         If I fail to notice it first, my dear mother always tells me that “Burnhart (she gets his name wrong sometimes, God bless her) has gone after you again.” Then, she’ll inevitably add, “Doesn’t he have anything else to write about?”
        You gotta love Moms, don’t you? They’re supposed to stick up for you, and mine does.

  • You’re fired!

        The catchphrase from Donald Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice” was “You’re fired!” as Trump eliminated one contestant from the show on each episode.
        He’s fired a lot of people from the executive branch during his 15 months in office and it seems that one person he would love to fire is Robert Mueller, the special counsel charged with investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in 2016.

  • Moneta woman facing embezzlement charges

    A Moneta woman was granted a $2,500 unsecured bond on three embezzlement charges.
        Danielle Beth Hager is facing one misdemeanor and two felony embezzlement charges.
        At a bond hearing Monday in General District Court, Judge Randy Krantz granted Hager the bond request. The offense dates are for earlier this month; she was arrested on the charges April 13.

  • TOY finalists

        In addition to Mona Kanode, two other educators from Bedford County Public Schools were designated as finalists for Teacher of the Year: Suzanne Coleman and Lisa Elliott.
        Suzanne Coleman has been teaching at Boonsboro Elementary since 2001. This year she is working in a coaching role as the math specialist for the building. She has enjoyed working with students of all grade levels this year.

  • County set to adopt budget

        The General Assembly still has not adopted a new state budget. Bedford County, however, will have a budget after May 14, regardless of whether state legislators have finished their work by then.

  • DeLong wins VEA Award for Teaching Excellence

        Bedford County Education Association President Crystal DeLong, social studies teacher at Liberty High School, has received the 2018-2019 Virginia Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence. 
        This is the highest award VEA offers for teaching excellence in the Commonwealth. The winner earns $500 and becomes Virginia’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.