Today's News

  • Five golds for local tracksters

    While E.C. Glass swept the team titles, individual county athletes did quite well for themselves at last Saturday's Region III indoor track championship.
    All three county schools had their girls teams finish in the top ten. The Staunton River boys finished fourth, as a team.
    Jefferson Forest freshman phenom Alyssa Shupe swept to a pair of first-place finishes while her older counterpart, Staunton River senior Stuart Robertson, set a meet mark in his victory.
    Forest pole vaulter Ken Ritchey took top honors, while River's Lillian Garrecht picked up a surprise win in the long jump.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Feb. 29, 2012)


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    Sign-ups and notices


  • Church news (week of Feb. 29, 2012)


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    Sedalia Baptist Women’s Conference 2012

    Sisters of Grace, the Sedalia Baptist Women’s Ministry, will present its fifth annual Women’s Conference, “Fruitburst! Living Life Filled with the Fruit of the Spirit,” on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Julie Nash will be sharing and Shana Canada will be ministering with music.

  • Plattus says credit card fraud accusation is false

    Dan Plattus, who had been serving as executive director of Bedford Main Street, has been charged with credit card fraud, according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day.

    According to Day, on February 2, the Bedford Police Department received a complaint from a local business regarding suspicious credit card charges. Investigators reviewed documents supplied by the business and interviewed the suspect.

  • Woman sought in connection with credit card theft, fraud

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the identity of a female who is suspected of stealing and using a credit card in Bedford County.

  • 5th District Virginians demand a sensible energy policy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout the 5th District, making numerous stops in local businesses and neighborhoods in order to talk with Central and Southside Virginians about the pressing issues facing our nation that are most important to them.


  • Growing our economy through sound energy policy

    As I travel throughout the 6th Congressional District meeting with my constituents to gather their thoughts and opinions on the important issues of the day, they continue to express frustration over the stagnant economy. They are feeling the pinch and they are particularly concerned about the rising cost of energy, from the cost at the pump to soaring electric bills. Recent estimates indicate that Americans are paying over $1000 more a year in gas than they were just three years ago.


  • PTA’s roots are from Bedford

    By Nicole Sheppard
    Historian Virginia PTA

        How exciting that the PTA at Bedford Primary was one of 45 units across the nation and one of six local units in Virginia to win a $1000 grant from the National PTA as it honored the 115th anniversary of the founding.  The National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA) was founded in February 1897.  The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was founded in Georgia in 1926.

  • ‘Social issues’ won’t win in November

    Much is being written about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s marching orders to his Republican troops. “Don’t overreach,” he said, after his party had claimed supreme power in the state senate.
        Last week, he got a strong lesson in how powerfully they ignored him. And they got a lesson in just how much he wants to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

  • Keep taxes low and regulation light