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Today's News

  • 1 in, 1 out in race for GOP nod for 19th

    Hatcher joins the race for
    nomination

        Botetourt County resident Zachary Hatcher, a small business owner and local pastor, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination of Virginia’s 19th House of Delegate District.
        The 19th District is currently represented by Delegate Lacey E. Putney, who recently announced he would not seek another term. Three other candidates have also announced that they are running for the GOP nomination:  Terry Austin, Jim McKelvey and Zach Martin.

  • Praying for Boston

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Boston as we mourn the loss of innocent lives, pray for recovery for those injured, and come together as a nation determined to bring those guilty to justice.  The terror we saw in Boston is a stark reminder of how precious the freedoms are that we hold so dear and how lucky we are to live in a country that does not tolerate such terror and hate.

     

  • Holding government officials accountable to the American people

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez will face a number of questions over the next several days during his confirmation hearings in the Senate.  Many of those questions will revolve around recent reports of Mr. Perez’s mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as a secret backroom deal he made that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars. The laundry list of his questionable actions continues to grow.

  • Manhunt going on in Wyndhurst area; looking for suspects

    Bedford County deputies, assisted by Lynchburg authorities, were conducting a search for two armed robbery suspects in the Wyndhurst area, assisted by Lynchburg area police, according to reports.

    Several Lynchburg schools were on lockdown during the search. A helicopter was also being utilized.

  • Commentary: Change needed to protect animals

    By Meredith Buist
    Boonsboro

        Did you know that perfectly healthy animals are being euthanized in your community right now?
        There are cats that should never be taken from their outdoor homes that are rounded up and incarcerated using your tax dollars. These cats are perfectly fine living where they are they just need to be neutered, vaccinated and returned.

  • Commentary:Trip to 2013 World Ag Expo

    By Richard H. Ruff
    Goode

        Back in January I saw an ad in a farm publication about the world’s greatest agriculture show.
        I looked up the location on Google Earth and realized that it was located in Tulare County which is in the Central Valley of California. Tulare is the number one agricultural county in the nation and I wanted to see why. I’m not into high tech but thanks to a cousin and my daughter all the travel arrangements, airline, rental car, and motel were made over the Internet.

  • Conservatives just can’t figure it out

    You know, I can’t help but wonder: Has John Barnhart gone soft on Barack Obama?
        The question jumped at me as I was reading one of Mr. Barnhart’s recent musings about just who might be the worst president ever. To my shock, he had a chance to award that dubious title to Barack Hussein Obama, and.....he didn’t take it!

  • Losses for the community

        I had a couple of days off at the end of last week, so coming back to work on Monday had more than the usual challenges, such as going through all e-mails that came in to my work e-mail. I also had to figure out if I brought myself to work with me when I left the house, but I finally figured out that I did. A new computer was also installed, so I spent some time making sure that everything was OK and that I could still connect to the file server.

  • The Bedford PD supports DRIVE SMART effort

    Buckle Up, Phone Down is the theme as the Bedford Police Department joins DRIVE SMART Virginia in supporting Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
        “We call on all drivers in Bedford to avoid any distraction when they’re driving,” Bedford Police Chief James Day warns. “With the number of people I see focused on a phone, and not on the road, distracted driving has really turned into a serious problem. I worry about traffic safety everyday and I wonder when people will begin to realize the true dangers of distracted driving?”

  • Former Teva employee guilty of grand larceny from the Forest company

        A human resources manager with Teva was found guilty Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to a charge that she stole $172,000 from her employer.