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Today's News

  • General Assembly has new office building

    By Senator Steve Newman,
    Senate of Virginia
    President pro tempore

        The 2018 General Assembly Session opened on January 10. This year will be a longer, 60-day session where we craft a new biennial budget and tackle important issues such as healthcare, the opioid crisis, and the teacher shortage across Virginia among other issues.

  • Session begins with new governor

    By Delegate Terry L. Austin
    19th House District

        The 399th General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia convened last Wednesday, January 10, at noon. This year’s assembly is a “long” session, stretching 60 days until March 10.
        The session brings with it a new governor, Ralph Northam, and a new Speaker of the House, Kirk Cox. Mr. Northam was inaugurated last Saturday. Most recently he was our lieutenant governor; prior to that, he had been a state senator from Norfolk.

  • Section of U. S. 221 to be named in Lacey Putney’s honor

    Every four years, Virginia inaugurates a new governor.  Befitting a commonwealth with a government that predates our nation’s by more than 150 years, that inauguration is an affair filled with tradition.
        With the South Portico of Virginia’s Capitol as a backdrop, the swearing-in ceremony for a governor is very formal.  How formal?  Well, there aren’t many fancy dress events these days where gentlemen still wear gloves, but those in the Official Inaugural Committee do for the swearing-in ceremony. 

  • Oh, sure, he’s a ‘genius’ alright

        Throughout history, geniuses have always had at least one thing in common: They only acquire the label through their work and accomplishments over a long period of time.
        The current president should take note – they do not proclaim themselves geniuses, as he did recently. Yes, it was another crazy tweet from this deeply unstable man. He was responding to all the attention given lately to the question of his mental state.

  • The sky is falling!

        The Left, including the “Democratic” Party’s propaganda machine, otherwise known of as the mainstream media, has been doing some serious hyperventilating over the war of words between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. In the most recent trade of threats, Kim said he has a nuclear button on his desk and President Trump tweeted that his button is bigger. Everybody neglected to mention that Kim’s button probably isn’t connected to anything.

  • LHS students begin ‘Minutemen News’

    By Foster Garrett

    Intern Writer

        In a world brimming with ever-increasing technology, traditional journalism is slowly dying. Limitless information is literally at your finger-tips with smartphones, computers, iPads and countless other devices—what need is there for the 7 o’clock news or the paperboy?
        Although print media appears to survive on life support, a small cast of students from Liberty High School is striving to bring journalism back into the mainstream fold through technological means.

  • Board chooses new chairman

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the year last week. The meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 8 was postponed to Jan. 9 due to treacherous conditions caused by rain falling on roads that were still well below freezing.
        Each year, the supervisors unanimously choose a new chairman and vice chairman for the coming year. This year, District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson was elected chairman and District 5 Supervisor Tommy   Scott was elected vice chairman.

  • Local authorities help with MS-13 cases in NY, MD

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, and an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, participated last Thursday in a news conference held at Mineola, New York, concerning the indictments of 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang.
        The grand jury indictments include various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking in New York and nationally. All 17 of the defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted on their top charges.

  • Remembering Dr. King

    Normally when temperatures are below 20 degrees, convincing someone to leave the warm relief of their home in the early morning is a back-breaking task.

  • All in the family

        “Our family’s involvement in the fire and rescue began with Bobby Hancock,” commented William Kirby in an e-mail. William is the third generation of his family to be a volunteer EMT with the Huddleston Rescue Squad.