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Today's News

  • Obamacare’s two week notice

    As we approach the looming implementation of the President’s health care law, efforts to stop this law in its tracks continue in the House of Representatives. My concerns surrounding the real impacts of this law on hardworking American families have only grown since it was forced through Congress three years ago. And the American people have questions about the law, too.

  • Montvale Rescue Squad: Serving since 1970

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        The Montvale Rescue Squad first due response area covers approximately 150 square miles immediately surrounding the Montvale area, stretching to the Botetourt County line. 

  • Pope Francis: ‘Not a right-winger’

    When Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen as the new Pope of the Catholic Church in March, many Catholics had great hopes that he would usher in some much-needed fresh air in church practices and attitudes.
        Now, barely six months into his papacy, it’s absolutely clear that this new Pope is doing exactly that, to the cheers of millions around the world.

  • El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Barack de la Obama

        In his famous novel, El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes wrote about a Spanish gentleman who had such an excessive devotion to novels about chivalry that it came to affect his mind.
        Concerning this man, Cervantes wrote, “ And thus, with much reading and little sleep, he dried out his brain in such a manner that he came to lose his judgement.”

  • Festival time

    his week kicks off the fall festival season and there will be plenty to do. Make sure you carve out some time in your schedule to enjoy what’s being offered.
        It’s a good chance to get out and enjoy the cooler weather; it’s a good chance to mingle with your neighbors and support this community’s events.
        And this weekend has quite a few offerings from which to choose.

  • Did you hear the boom?

        There’s a good chance someone’s Sunday afternoon nap got interrupted this past weekend.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call this past Sunday at 4:30 p.m. reporting a possible explosion in the area of Gross Hollow Road in Montvale.
        Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and the Montvale Fire Department responded to the Gross Hollow Road area.

  • Every resident counts! Just ask Town Council

        After winning their seats for Bedford Town Council in the special election held this past May, the top four vote-getters thought they wouldn’t have to run again for another four years while three were scheduled to have to run in the Nov. 2014 elections.
        You can throw those expectations out the window; all the council seats will be up for grabs in that election scheduled for just over a year from now.
        Why? Because the Census dictates it.

  • Students’ bridge designs face the ultimate test

        A group of seniors from the Central Virginia Governor’s School got together at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in New London to find out how good they are at designing a bridge.     They actually had to build a model of their bridge design and some engineers from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) put those to the test.

  • Liberty teacher wins state honors

        A routine class turned into a big surprise for Jeanne Willis, a Liberty High School teacher, Friday morning.

  • Museum funding restored

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted, Monday night, to restore money cut from the Bedford Museum’s request when the current fiscal year’s budget was adopted in the spring and also agreed to purchase the local battered women’s shelter.

    Bedford Domestic Violence Services