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Today's News

  • Blatant terrorism

    It shouldn’t be a difficult decision.
        On Nov. 5, 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan pulled out a gun, shouted “Allahu akbar,” and began shooting at the Army military base Fort Hood in Texas. Thirteen people were killed, another 30 injured.

  • A grave situation: Horse is rescued

        The Bedford Fire Department responded to Belltown Road at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday night for a reported horse stuck in a hole.
        When units arrived, it was discovered that the horse and hole were in a remote area of the owner’s property; about 1/4 mile through muddy, wooded terrain.    
        The Remote Access Vehicle (RAV), the newest piece of equipment the fire department has, was offloaded from its trailer and was used to carry six firefighters and large animal rescue equipment down to the horse.

  • Museum opens Masonic display

        This year marks the 200th anniversary of Liberty Lodge—Bedford’s Masonic lodge—and the Bedford Museum has opened a display to commemorate it.

        The building that houses the Museum was formerly the Masonic Lodge’s building. It was built in 1895 and served Liberty Lodge until 1978 when the Lodge moved to its current location on Longwood Avenue. The Lodge’s meeting room was on the third floor and the first and second floors provided space for a number of professional offices.

  • PC looks at New London drag strip request

        A text amendment that will allow commercial outdoor entertainment in an agricultural zone is on its way to the supervisors. The amendment is tailored so that it will only apply to the New London Airport, which also doubles as a drag strip.

  • Bedford Moose Lodge hosts children

        Bedford’s Moose Lodge hosted some children from Moose Heart who are visiting Virginia. The local Moose fed them dinner.

        According to Kevin Dellis, the local Lodge’s governor, Moose Heart is a children’s home that the Moose operate near Chicago. Bedford’s Moose Lodge joins with other lodges in the Commonwealth to support the Virginia House.

  • Infosnap allows for online registration

        Parents attending this week’s open houses at one of Bedford County’s schools were introduced to the school system’s newest registration initiative—Infosnap.

  • Forest Fire Department seeks to finish new firehouse

        Bedford County’s volunteer firefighters have an expensive unpaid job and the Forest Volunteer Fire Department provides a good example.

  • New guidelines for wellness

        Don’t bother sending energy drinks with your students to school this year—they’re not allowed.
        And don’t send extra food with your child to trade or share with other students—that’s being discouraged.
        If possible, replace cupcakes and other high-calorie school treats sent to classrooms for school parties with more nutritious foods.
        These, and a number of other guidelines, are now a part of the Bedford County Public Schools student wellness policy.

  • Graham takes over at BCES

        Education wasn’t the career path Scott Graham initially imagined.

  • It's a new year

        On Thursday, some 10,338 students are expected to fill the classrooms throughout Bedford County’s public schools. The 2013-2014 school year is officially underway.
        Meeting those students will be 99 new teachers to BCPS, including 55 first-year teachers.
        “I’m excited for a new school year,” stated School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch last week.