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Today's News

  • High School Schedule: April 25-May 1

    Liberty Minutemen

    Wednesday April 25

    Track & Field vs. Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian, Amherst County, 4:30 p.m.

    Baseball vs. Jefferson Forest, 5 p.m.
    (@ Liberty Lake Park)

    Thursday April 26

    Girls Tennis vs. Rustburg, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys Soccer vs. Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.

    Friday April 27

    Baseball vs. Liberty Christian, 5 p.m.
    (@ Liberty Lake Park)

  • Bedford, a place where art is thriving

    By Wynn Creasy
    Bedford

        I am writing to you on behalf of the many people in Bedford who love the thriving arts community that is here.
        In the 40-odd years since I left Bedford to pursue a career in the arts, and my recent return, so much has changed here. We are so lucky to have a community of so many gifted artists that contribute a great deal to the economy of our small town.

  • Large spending differences separate House and Senate on budget

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        The General Assembly returned to Richmond last week to begin a special session and restart the budget process to adopt the Commonwealth’s 2018-2020 biennial budget.

  • ‘Trump Christians’ can’t justify their hypocrisy

        After last week’s announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will not seek another term in Congress, it’s clear that Republicans know they will suffer a historic defeat at the polls this November.
         It’s all because of the mentally unstable and corrupt pretender in the Oval Office whom they have both enabled and embraced. Aside from what he’s doing to the country, he’s slowly but surely destroying their party, and they have no one to blame but themselves.

  • Try using Google

        I was reading Rick Howell’s The Liberal Agenda last week and I had to chuckle.
        Mr. Howell apparently intensely dislikes  Corey  Stewart, one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the Senate this fall. It seems to go beyond a partisan disagreement. He seems to detest Stewart, and a number of other Republicans, for what they believe.

  • Peaks of Otter 5K

    At the Peaks of Otter Winery, the day was beautiful and breezing. The trees were blossoming and the chili was brewing. 122 runners registered for the 7th Annual Blossom to Bottle event. The total number who passed through the finish line, which was chip timed by Riverside Runners, was 64 5K runners and 46 3K walkers.
      

  • Love Runs Bedford
  • LMS work moves ahead

        According to Eddie Brown, of M. B. Kahn, Liberty Middle School is now between 80 and 85 percent complete. Brown briefed the school board at their Thursday evening meeting,
        “The inside of the building is really looking good,” he said.
        Brown expects the building to be open on schedule. At this stage, while weather can interrupt work   on   the ball  fields, it cannot disrupt interior work on the school, itself.

  • Trosper to be 1st principal of Liberty Middle School

        The first principal of Liberty Middle School, when it opens in August, has been named.

        Dr. Shawn Trosper will be the first-ever principal of the school. Rhetta Watkins, principal of Bedford Middle School, will be retiring at the end of the school year.
         Dr. Trosper has been employed by Bedford County Schools since 2006 and has served as principal of Moneta Elementary School since 2016. While at Moneta Elementary he has helped lead that school to full accreditation status.

  • Customers to be offered renewable energy subscription program

        Bedford Town Council voted 4-2 to accept a recommendation by John Wagner, the director of the town’s electric department, to offer a renewable energy subscription program. Mayor Robert Wandrei and Councilman Bruce Johannessen cast the dissenting votes.
        The program will be available to town electric customers on a voluntary basis. According to a document provided to Council’s electric committee a week earlier, two renewable energy options will be available.