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Today's News

  • Two GOP White House hopefuls Fall away

    It hasn’t been an especially good couple of weeks for Republican governors with presidential aspirations.

        First the news broke that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford took off for Argentina to meet his mistress. Then, on Friday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin decided to abruptly resign her post for reasons yet to be explained. If those reasons include a later decision to run for the White House she received some bad advice.

  • Letters

    Needed

    oncology

    therapy

        Several months ago your paper published and article on “A Path To Healing.” This was a pilot program for cancer patients in all stages of treatment or remission, free of charge. I am glad to say that I participated in this program on the second session and it is a well needed program for Bedford. When engaged in the different activities, ie Yoga/Tai Chi, aqua-exercises, and massages/Reiki, your levels of stress, mobility, and fatigue are reduced; which helps in the process of healing.

  • Blueprint for a new energy economy for Central and Southside Virginia

     

  • It’s time for historic health care reform

    In keeping with a 2008 campaign promise, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have moved health care reform to the front of the current legislative agenda in Washington.

        The Senate is weighing what’s known to some as the Kennedy-Dodd health care bill, named for two crusading health care reformers, Ted Kennedy and Christopher Dodd, both of whom have championed meaningful health care reform for decades.

  • Thank you Tom Perriello

    Thank you Tom Perriello — for stabbing the working people of the 5th District in the back.

        On June 29, 41 House Democrats had the courage to stand up to Supreme Leader Nancy Pelosi. They voted against her cap-and-trade energy bill. Congressman Perriello was not one of them. He voted for this nightmare, which narrowly passed the House of Representatives by seven votes.

  • Big Island starts big in Legion ball

    Big Island Post 217 improved its perfect record to 3-0 with a Father’s Day thrashing of New River Valley.

    The Islanders prevailed 8-2, behind the crisp pitching of Jake Tanner and the timely hitting and heads-up baserunning of the rest of the gang.

  • Not a golf guy

      A perk of this job is that you are periodically invited to play a round of golf.

    Correction:  It would be a perk if I happened to play golf.  I, however, do not.

  • Camps set tone for the future

    Summer became official last week.

    It wasn’t the summer solstice that kicked off the season.  Rather, it was the opening of several sports camps across the county.

  • Pictures help determine cause of fire

    Though a definite determination will probably never be possible, authorities from Bedford County Fire and Rescue believe that a fire that destroyed a Forest shopping center on June 20 was caused from a cigarette, or the match that was used to light it.

        From photographs submitted to the agency, Fire Marshal John Jennings determined that the fire began in some cardboard boxes at a deck behind the Blackwater Bike Shop. Those photographs were taken by Laura Layton who was inside the I.C. Studios tattoo shop at the strip mall when the fire began.

  • Fire at Earnest’s Lake home still under investigation

    The cause of the March fire at the $1.2 million Smith Mountain Lake home of Wesley Earnest is still under investigation, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.