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Today's News

  • Election 2012

    The election is over: If your candidate won, it’s time to celebrate; if your favorite lost, it’s not time to despair.
        That’s the great news about this country—there is always hope and there is always the opportunity to work for change.
        Local elections brought some of that change.

  • SRHS students killed in crash identified

    The Staunton River High School community is mourning the loss of two students who died in an accident Wednesday morning.

    The two-vehicle crash on Va. 24, about four miles west of the school, also sent two others to the hospital. The students were on their way to school.

    The Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into the tragic crash that claimed the lives of Jacob Henry Baird, 17, of Thaxton and Katie Thurston, 16, of Vinton.

  • Beware of those high heels

        Dr. David Cox, a foot surgeon at Bedford Memorial Hospital, had some bad news for women who love high heels.

        Dr. Cox spoke at a Women’s Health Tea sponsored by the hospital. He told them that high heel shoes, as well as ill-fitting shoes, are bad for a woman’s feet. They’re bad enough that for a woman’s feet that they may even end up in need of his services.

  • D-Day Memorial honors veterans

        The National D-Day Memorial held its annual observance of Veterans Day on Monday at 11 a.m. with 500 people attending.

        The event was held on Nov. 12 because Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year. Originally called Armistice Day, to celebrate the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, it was later expanded as a day to remember all living veterans. Unlike Memorial Day, the people Veterans Day honors are still alive.

  • Signs of the times

        Customers of Lyons Jewelers who showed up at the Bedford store the day after Election Day got a surprise.

  • Public input sought on school plan for moving students

        With two proposed redistricting plans on the table, the Bedford County School Board has scheduled a series of public hearings next month to get public input on the issues.
        One of the plans deals with the redistricting of students at a number of elementary schools in the Forest Zone, primarily, while the other deals with a redistricting plan in the Liberty Zone in an effort to move the remaining sixth graders in that zone to Bedford Middle School.

  • New faces join local elected bodies

        Last Tuesday’s election will mean some new faces in local government.
        The Bedford County School Board and Bedford City Council will each have a new face as a result of last week’s elections.    
    Jason Johnson

  • Caldwell sentenced

    Dennis Caldwell, 56, will spend 22 years in prison for shooting his brother, Glenn Caldwell, 62, and his nephew, Michael Caldwell, 36. Dennis Caldwell had entered a no contest plea, on Aug. 15, to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. The plea was entered one year to the day of the shootings. He had shot both men multiple times with a .45 cal. semiautomatic pistol.

  • Chain-ging of the guard

      Last Friday night, a Bedford County man walked away from his work on a chain gang.  Oddly enough, no law enforcement personnel gave chase.  No alarms were sounded and no hounds were unleashed.

  • JF wins in 3-D

      They needed a good D.