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Today's News

  • Hop, Step and gold!

     

    On the basketball court, Mikalah Jones is known as a triple-threat player.  

    Now the Liberty sophomore will also be known as a triple-jump player.

    That's because Jones soared to victory in the triple jump at last weekend's State AA track championship.

    Jones was pure perfection as she launched herself an astounding 39 feet, 1.25 inches.

    That jump was a) more than a foot and a half better than her previous best effort and b) exactly one foot better than the best jump of runner-up Erin Morant (Liberty-Bealton).

  • BCSO: Shooting leads to charges being filed

    A shooting that occurred at a Huddleston residence Wednesday night has led to a number of charges being filed.

    According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach of Roach Town Road Huddleston, stating that she had fired a gun through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

  • Honoring our fallen veterans, repealing the president’s health care law, and holding the administration accountable for abuses of power

    By Congressman Robert Hurt
    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below:

     

  • Holding the IRS accountable

    Unacceptable, illegal, outrageous, a blatant abuse of power, and a breach of trust – all terms appropriately used to describe the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recent admission that they targeted various conservative groups for additional scrutiny as they applied for tax-exempt status. 

     

  • Are you ready for E. W. Jackson?

    Ken Cuccinelli got what he wanted when he and his supporters manipulated the state GOP into scheduling a convention rather than a primary for their 2013 nominees.
        Everyone knows that a primary is more democratic than a convention. Anyone in your party can show up at their usual voting location and cast a ballot.

  • The end of an era

  • With much humility

    We have to remember; we must never forget.
        Some 1,000 people showed up Monday at the National D-Day Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there.
        Wherever we are, we must never forget.
        The price of our freedom has been too high to forget.
        The cost to countless families over the years must always be honored: mothers mourning the loss of a child; spouses the loss of a partner; children the loss of a parent. A nation the loss of its innocence.

  • Memorial to commemorate 69th anniversary of landing

        On Thursday, June 6 the National D-Day Memorial will pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 69 years ago and honor those veterans who lived to fight another day.

  • Man dies in Friday wreck

        A man was killed Friday night in a wreck at a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460.
        According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, state police and local authorities were conducting a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460 at the line between Campbell County and Bedford County on Friday night.
        At 9:30 p.m., a 1997 Honda CR-V was traveling west on U.S. 460 when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had slowed down for the checkpoint, Geller said.

  • BMH adds digital mammography

        Bedford Memorial Hospital has been here for 60 years and its newest offering is digital mammography.

        “It’s state-of-the-art,” said Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO.
        “It’s the newest technology,” added Lisa Jordan, the hospital’s imaging services manager.
        The new equipment provides a number of advantages, including a reduced examination time. Jordan said it also allows for a more comfortable exam.