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Today's News

  • Variety of venues provide access to the arts

    By Mitchell Bond
    Contributing Writer

        Over the past six months, people who have come to the Bedford County Administration Building on West Main Street will have noticed that the once bare walls of the three story complex are now covered with art. 
         The art is part of a two-year showcase of local artists titled “The Art and Artisans of Bedford County.”  This exhibition, which changes quarterly, features work of nearly 20 artists and craft artisans at a time. 

  • Board gets details on proposed program for behind-the- wheel training

        By utilizing a new model, and leaning on more community support, the behind-the-wheel driver’s training program in Bedford County Public Schools can be saved and potentially serve more students according to Dr. Mac Duis, director of instruction for the school system.

  • Board remembers students killed in recent accidents

        The Bedford County School Board opened last Thursday’s meeting with a moment of silence in memory of two Liberty High School students killed in separate accidents over the prior two weeks.
        But the board’s discussion of those accidents didn’t stop there. Proactive measures to prevent future deaths were suggested by both administration officials and board members.

  • Citizen wants supervisors to include firearms sales as a home occupation

    Jerry Craig took the opportunity that the 15 minute citizen comment period affords at the beginning of each board of supervisors meeting to talk to the supervisors about home occupation. Craig asked the supervisors to include firearms sales as a permitted home occupation in residential zones.
        “I personally support this,” Craig said.    

  • NAACP banquet draws record crowd

        A record turnout for the Freedom Fund Banquet, held each year by the Bedford Branch of the NAACP, filled the Bedford Columns Event Center to its full capacity Saturday night. The banquet is held each year to raise money for scholarships and the Bedford Branch’s community activities.

        Dr. Tracy Richardson was the keynote speaker. Dr. Richardson, a Goode native and Jefferson Forest High School graduate, became principal of E. C. Glass High School this year.

  • Harman Eye Center adds optometrist to its staff

        Harman Eye Center’s newest addition is Dr. Tracy Scheibe.

        A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Dr. Scheibe has lived in Beford County for six years, five of them in the Five Forks area. She earned her doctor of optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1999.
        She’s a baseball fan.
        “I like the Cubs, the Chicago Cubs,” she said.
        That choice was not influenced by the fact that Illinois College of Optometry is located in Chicago.

  • 'Finding Faith' set for Jan. release

    The feature-length movie Finding Faith will soon be ready to go.

        The last bits of filming were completed this month.
        The movie is about a young teen who is kidnapped by a sexual predator she met on line. The project, sponsored by the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, is aimed at educating youth and parents about the dangers that lurk on the Web.

  • School board considers redistricting issue

        The Bedford County School Board may soon look seriously at redistricting some county students in order to better utilize school facilities.
        During a work session Thursday, the board received a plan which would call for about 2 percent of the total student population to be redistricted with less than 1 percent actually changing graduation zones.

  • Mother doesn't want son's death to be in vain

        The mother of an 18-year-old Williamsburg teen who drowned at Smith Mountain Lake Sept. 8 continues to mourn  the loss of her son while disputing some of the claims in the report about her son’s death.

        Ultimately, she hopes the story of her son’s death might help save someone else’s life in the future.

  • Next up for Liberty: A trip to Harrisonburg

    The times, they are a changin'.