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Today's News

  • Bipartisan budget agreement

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    I am pleased to report that last week, for the first time in five years, Congress agreed upon a federal budget.  The House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a vote count of 332-94.

     

  • Best wishes for a joyous Christmas

    Everywhere you look it is clear that Christmas is here. Christmas carols play on the radio, store windows are filled with elaborate displays, parades make their way down the street, and children line up to meet Santa Claus.

     

  • Christmas as I remember it

    By Steve Everett
    Forest

        With Thanksgiving  shortly behind and the constant and continual bombardment of “gotta do this, gotta do that,” I find comfort and joy that I can just pause and reflect a few moments on "Christmas As I Remember It.”
        Perhaps others of my generation who were privileged to grow up in the 1960s-70s era or maybe someone just a little bit older can relate to some of my memories.

  • 2013’s highlight: Painting Virginia Blue!

    Virginia is a blue state now
    It’s glorious for Democrats to be able to state that as simply as noting the color of the sky or the sea.
        Yes, with the Democratic sweep of the 2013 statewide elections, the “Old Dominion” is officially transformed. As I’ve said previously, this isn’t your grandaddy’s Virginia.

  • Polls deliver lumps of coal

        I don’t know what Santa Claus is bringing President Barack Obama for Christmas. Santa was here for the Elks National Home Christmas Lighting and stopped by the Bulletin to pick up some back issues. Our news stories have featured a few folks who I’m sure have made his “naughty” list. He did tell me that he isn’t bringing lumps of coal anymore, as coal is too expensive. This year, he’s bringing dirty socks.

  • Clyde Roberts celebrates his centennial
  • Investigation leads to 50 arrests

        “We are always delighted, during one of these roundups, to give out our Christmas cards,” Sheriff Mike Brown said at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

        The recipients were 21 people arrested the previous week in what Sheriff Brown calls the “Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Drug Blitz 2013. All face felony charges. The Christmas cards are a festive way of reading those being arrested their Miranda rights.
        “The response was mixed,” Sheriff Brown commented.

  • Planning Commission wraps up year

        Bedford County’s planning commission held it’s last meeting of the year last week and a final recommendation on board of supervisors’ proposed changes to the zoning ordinance is still pending.
        After debate, the planing commission chose to recommend leaving the signage restrictions in the corridor overlay districts as they are.

  • Community rallies around family

    By Catherine Cary
    Communication student
    Virginia Tech

        Genevieve Metcalf is no ordinary 3-year-old girl. She loves dinosaurs, lizards and superheroes. Little did anyone know, her favorite superheroes are not the only fighters.
        Genevieve is a curious and rambunctious girl who loves to climb and play in the dirt. She always has a ton of energy and never stops moving.
        “Sleeping and eating are the last things on her mind,” Sarah Metcalf, mother of Genevieve, said.

  • Focusing on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda

    Throughout the first session of the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has continued to pursue an agenda designed to create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive in the global economy.