Today's News

  • Math Night highlights new partnership program

        Some 50 students from Moneta Elementary School found out Monday that math is more than a subject in school: It has real life uses!

        They did that by counting stacks of oranges, figuring out how much $20 could buy for a family meal and many other activities set up to encourage them to use math while exploring the Food Lion in Moneta
        The Math Night event was part of a school and business partnership pilot program being implemented this year through Bedford County Public Schools.

  • Senate, House seek compromise

        Virginia, the state where so much of America’s history was made, has made history once again.
        “This is the first time in the history of Virginia when the Senate has not passed a budget,” commented Delegate Lacey Putney, chairman of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee.
        Putney has seen a lot of Virginia history. He has held a seat in the House of Delegates for 50 years.

  • School budget proposal seeks additional money from county

        Noting that today’s students will enter a workforce “more demanding and more competitive” than ever, Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch officially presented his proposed budget to School Board Thursday, which includes a request for up to $4.9 million in additional funding from the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.

  • Tornado drill today at 9:45 a.m.

    In conjunction with the statewide Tornado Preparedness Day and drill in the Commonwealth, the city of Bedford will conduct a full test of the warning siren which will begin at 9:45 a.m. in Bedford.
    The siren test and tornado drill will include the activation of ALERT and ALL CLEAR tones.
    The city of Bedford will be conducting a Full Test of the Community Warning Siren.
    As a reminder - The ALERT tone is meant to warn citizens to seek shelter and tune to local media outlets for information. It is a high/low tone that will last for three (3) minutes.

  • Whorley resigns from school board


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    District 3 School Board member Brad Whorley has resigned from the Bedford County School Board, effective this past Thursday.

    Whorley's announcement was read by Board Chairman Dave Vaden during Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting. Whorley cited work responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. He had been serving as vice chairman of the board.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of March 14, 2012)


  • Church news (week of March 14, 2012)


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    Lenten Luncheon series

  • Keeping America farming

  • The Facts about our founding fathers and religion

    By Chris Watts

        In last week’s editorial about the separation of church and state, Rick Howell used a lot of generalizations to make his point that our founding fathers did not intend for America to be a Christian nation. 

  • Stay informed about severe weather

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue
         February 24, 2012,Bedford County went under the first Tornado Watch for the 2012 Tornado season. 
        According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management last year Virginia had 51 tornadoes, the second highest number on record.  It is important for everyone to stay informed of the potential for severe weather and to know what to do when watches and warnings are in effect for Bedford County.