Today's News

  • School board learns about blended learning

        Computer-based learning is where education is headed, according to Dr. Allison Powell, a representative of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

        “It isn’t just a trend or fad that is going to go away,” she said.

  • Exploring the darker side of Bedford's history

        Along with serving as manager of the Bedford Museum, and getting antique radios working, Doug Cooper has been doing a murder investigation. He made a presentation of his findings to a gathering that packed the museum’s third floor last month.

  • Running around on Mr. Jefferson’s property

        Poplar Forest hosted its first “Dirty Dozen” run with 220 people turning out on a humid Saturday morning.

        The race took its name from a dozen obstacles on the three mile course that took runners through woods and fields over Thomas Jefferson’s land. The obstacles included a huge log to hurdle and a pair of round hay bales to climb over and a creek to cross.

  • Appreciate a pet by adopting one, Bedford Humane Society urges

        Tractor Supply observes an annual Pet Appreciation Week, according to Michelle Behrns, administrative director of the Bedford Humane Society.

        “It’s a nationwide event that Tractor Supply is hosting across the U. S.,” she said.
        Behrns said that they signed up to spend several hours at Bedford’s Tractor Supply, Saturday. The idea was to raise awareness about the number of homeless animals “and hopefully adopt some of ours today.”

  • Liberty B Team football starts up

      Liberty High School's B-team will start up this Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 am. at the high school. The activity bus will arrive there at 7:30.

    There will also be a parents meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. 

  • Henrico County police officer arrested

        Allen Hoffman, 30, a Henrico County police officer, was arrested in a Bedford County home late Friday night. According to State Police, Hoffman was taken into custody without resistance and has been charged with possession and production of child pornography. Both are felony charges.

  • Two to vie for District 1 school board seat

        Joy Wright, the two term incumbent who currently holds the District 1 school board seat, won't be in this year's election.

        "When I originally took the seat, I said that I would only serve two terms," she said. "I think eight years is enough."

  • Hurt defends vote on debt ceiling bill

        The debt ceiling bill, passed by the House of Representatives, was the best deal that could be achieved at the time, according to Robert Hurt. Hurt said this during an interview at the Elks National Home while on a tour through Bedford Tuesday morning.

        “It’s disappointing that we have not been able to achieve more to make more progress in cutting back reckless spending,” Hurt said.

  • Crowd doubles for second annual Night Out

    Bedford’s observance of National Night Out drew twice as many people to the Farmers Market area as it did last year. According to Bedford

    Police Lt. Todd Foreman, a little more than 300 people turned out on a warm, humid summer night for the event.
        Members of Bedrock Community Church cooked up free hamburgers and hot dogs and China Tastes, a local restaurant brought food. A wide selection of other Bedford restaurants also provided free food in the form of a number of gift certificates which were given out as door prizes.

  • Beast takes third at States

      There was beauty for this Beast.  At least there was on the field of play.