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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Judge denies bond

        A Vinton man, facing 10 felony charges, remains in jail after having his bond request denied in General District Court April 11.
        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Edward Brown III on East Augusta Ave in Vinton.

  • No name change for road

        A street won’t be renamed following a public hearing Monday on the request.
        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, during its regular session, on a petition by Cynthia Chamberland to rename the street she lives on, in Gillfield Village, from Laura’s Home Place to Promise Way.

  • Coleman Falls man faces 18 charges

        Facing a possible mandatory 95 years in prison, if convicted of all the crimes he is charged with, a 39-year-old Coleman Falls man will remain in prison having been denied bond Monday.

        At a hearing in General District Court, Judge Randy Krantz denied a request by Jason Vesely Marquis for bond.