Today's News

  • Education Foundation highlights its grants to area teachers

        The Bedford Area Education Foundation used its annual breakfast to showcase some of the grants it has made this past year.

  • Board approves lawsuit settlement

        In a short meeting, Monday night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted to transfer $140,000 from the contingency fund to pay a negotiated settlement from a lawsuit.
        They also approved a supplemental appropriation of $10,000, which represented the amount the county was reimbursed by its insurance.
        The resolution did not name the recipient of the negotiated funds from the lawsuit.

  • Farm Bureau honors local farmers

        Bedford County’s Farm Bureau honored a couple of local farmers when they met for a dinner meeting this month.

        One of those honored was Dr. Susan Gardner. Her husband is Dr. Don Gardner and bother are veterinarians. They met at veterinarian school at Oklahoma State University.
        The Gardners founded Bedford Animal Hospital, later selling the practice to focus on their large animal veterinary practice and their first generation cattle farm.

  • D-Day Memorial sponsors group’s first trip

        The National D-Day Memorial sponsored its first Honor Flight this month.

        Honor Flight is a national organization that takes elderly veterans to Washington D. C. where they visit sites such as the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and “The Wall.” The tour group from Bedford did not fly. They rode on a chartered bus.
        They included six World War II veterans, one Korean War Veteran and four Vietnam veterans.

  • Jury finds Rodas guilty

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance hopes Friday’s guilty verdict sends a message to any other gangs thinking about committing crimes in this county: “Don’t come to Bedford County.”

  • High School Schedule: October 24-30

    Wednesday October 24

    Cross Country

    Seminole District Championship @ Sweet Briar College, 5 p.m.

    Blue Ridge District
    @ William Byrd, 5 p.m.


    Blue Ridge District @ William Fleming, 6 p.m.


    Seminole District Tournament

    Jefferson Forest vs.
    Amherst County,
     6 p.m.

    Thursday October 25

  • High School Scoreboard: October 16-22

    Tuesday October 16


    Liberty 3, Brookville 2
    (19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 21-25, 16-14)
    (LHS) Katie Vaughan: 9 kills, 16 digs, 2 blocks
    (LHS) Sami Massey: 9 kills, 3 aces, 10 digs
    (LHS) Kendra Ayers: 24 assists 10 digs

    Staunton River 3, Gretna 2
    (continued from October 1)
    (26-24, 18-25, 25-22, 30-32, 15-10)
    (SR) Abbie Dillon: 6 aces, 13 kills, 44 assists, 29 digs

  • Football: Byrd outruns Staunton River

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Staunton River did not have a whole lot of answers when it came to stopping the William Byrd offense. The Terriers got off to an early start and quickly had plenty of points to show for it and in the process held Staunton River scoreless for the first time all season.

    William Byrd scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters with three runs of less than 10 yards and three runs of over 20 yards.

  • Volleyball: Liberty wins on Senior Night, falls in Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Liberty volleyball sent seniors Kendra Ayers, Sami Massey and Chloe Eckard off in thrilling fasion with a 3-2 victory over Brookville on the Lady Minutemen’s senior night.

    The Lady Minutemen lost to Brookville earlier in the season, 0-3, but avenged that with a late win that impacted seeding for the Seminole District Tournament.

  • Football: E.C. Glass blitzes past Liberty

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The fourth quarter was certainly the most memorable 12 minutes of the ball game for the Liberty Minutemen. The 36 minutes prior is a time period that the Minutemen would surely like to move on from.

    Entering the game Liberty knew E.C. Glass was one of the top dogs in the Seminole District and it would take every ounce of fight the Minutemen had to takedown the Hilltoppers.