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Today's News

  • Christmas season kicks off in Bedford

        The Christmas season has officially arrived in Bedford with a tree lighting this Friday and the Christmas Parade on Saturday.

        Bedford Main Street Inc. is promoting a wide range of events throughout the season and sponsors this weekend’s events.

  • McCarren-Ferguson Healthcare Antitrust Exemption must go

    By Congressman Tom Garrett

  • How we repeal and replace Obamacare

    Unaffordable premiums, deductibles through the roof, losing a doctor you’ve had for years, being dropped from the coverage you need – these are just some of the ways Obamacare isn’t working for Virginians. No amount of patches or delays can resuscitate Obamacare from its failures. The calls, letters, and emails I’ve received about what families, seniors, and businesses have experienced only emphasize this fact. That is exactly why Congress is getting to work on the process to repeal and replace this law.

  • 2017 Session opens

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        The 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly was called to order on Wednesday, January 12.  The session will run for 46 days, ending on February 25.
        It promises to be a busy and fast moving session, full of issues important to the citizens of the 19th District.  It is for that reason that I enter the session with unbridled enthusiasm and energy, fully dedicated to resolving important issues in a way that serves the best interests of our citizens.

  • A lot can be accomplished in 46 days

    By Senator Steve Newman

        I am delighted to be back in Richmond to represent you and the rest of my Virginia Senate district.  Once again this year I have the honor of serving as the President pro tempore of the Senate, which means I have the privilege of filling in the Lt. Governor in his absence and helping to lead the Senate. 

  • Session will feature some 2000 pieces of legislation

        The General Assembly is back in session, ready for another year.  A lot has changed since we last met.  November’s elections have not only affected policy in our nation’s capitol, they have already changed the dynamic in Richmond.

  • What does Russia have on Trump?

        I can’t help but wonder: Are a lot of people who voted for Donald Trump now beginning to figure out just how – here’s the “S” word again – stupid it was to do that?
         It could well be, now that we see the almost daily reminders of just how outrageous and regrettable it is that this man will be president. We can now pretty assuredly believe that the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin did everything it could to make him president.

  • The height of hypocrisy

            It’s been interesting to listen to President Barack Obama calling Russia’s alleged interference in our most recent election a “threat to democracy.”

  • Moving ahead

        The Bedford County School Board selected its chairman—Gary Hostutler—for the upcoming year, held a public hearing on the 2017-2018 budget and got a look from some Forest Middle School students at what it might take to get to Mars.

  • He’s tops in concrete

    Yesterday the American Concrete Institute, at its World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas, named the four most influential people in concrete construction in the world.

        One of them, Steve Lloyd, lives in Bedford County. Lloyd owns Lloyd Concrete Services, located in Rustburg. It started out in 1985 with five employees — all five still work for the company  —  and now has 88. The company has done major jobs in 28 states.