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Government

  • Super Tuesday

        Bedford area residents went to the polls Tuesday to do their part to help select Republican and Democratic nominees for November’s presidential election.

        County voters could vote in only one of the primaries; they had to select either the GOP or Democratic ballot prior to voting.
        The Virginia primaries were part of the much larger Super Tuesday voting involving 12 states in which about half of the delegates to each convention will be up for grabs.

  • Super Tuesday

        Virginia is one of 12 states that will go to the polls—or a caucus—this Tuesday, March 1, as part of the Super Tuesday primary voting by Republicans and Democrats to select their nominees for November’s presidential election.
        Dubbed Super Tuesday because so many states vote at once, and so many delegates will be allotted as a result, the results will likely play a big role in determining the nominees for each party.

  • Here’s how 5th District nominees will be selected

        Both Democrats and Republicans will use district conventions to nominate their candidates to replace 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt. Hurt announced at the end of last year that he will not seek reelection.

  • Krantz has support to replace Judge Black

        According to Sate Sen. Steve Newman, Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz has the support of the local delegation to replace retiring Judge Harold Black as General District Court Judge.

  • Majority of board appears to agree on cost of new school

        After a presentation by representatives of M. B. Kahn and Moseley architects, and considerable discussion, the county supervisors reached a consensus on a $44 million price tag for the new middle school during a 5 p.m joint work session with the school board.

  • Town electric rates may increase

        During a 5:30 p.m. work session, last week, Bedford Town Council discussed recommendations  that were part of a study on what the electric department charges customers.
        This followed a presentation by John Wagner, the department’s director, on the electric department’s capital needs. These include major upgrades to the Snowdon Hydroelectric Plant on the James River.
        Council is looking at possibly increasing the electric department’s customer charges, which will vary by rate groups.

  • Interim no more

        Carl Boggess and Patrick Skelley no longer have interim in front of their titles.

        Monday night, the supervisors emerged from a closed door session to name Boggess county administrator and Skelley as county attorney. Boggess had  been  serving  as   interim  county administrator since former county attorney Mark Reeter left last spring. Skelley moved to interim county attorney at that point.

  • Hurt pleased with what he’s done while in office

        “I got elected when I was 30 and I’m 46 now,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt.

        Hurt was referring to his entire time in elected office which included terms in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate. He was elected to his first elected office right at the turn of the century.
        “I never thought, when I first ran, that I wanted to do it for a career,” he said.
        “I never thought I would end up in Washington,” he added.

  • Letter from school board chair irks Wandrei

        Bedford Town Council went over the town’s proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year prior to a public hearing, last week, at which nobody spoke.
        But a letter from the chairman of the Bedford County School Board brought a negative response from council members.

  • Legislators speak out about state of health care

    By Matt Chaney
    Capital News Service

        RICHMOND – A group of Virginia lawmakers called for legislation to reform Virginia’s “monopolistic” and “inefficient” health care system.