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Today's News

  • Time to leave Afghanistan?

        When Barack Obama ran for president he attracted a lot of support for his articulate and consistent opposition to the war in Iraq.

        Obama had been free of having to vote on the original war resolution. Therefore, he was able to maintain his 2002 position as Americans steadily turned against the alleged “pre-emptive” war in 2005 and thereafter.

  • Barack Obama retirement watch

        Has Barack Obama been president for only eight months? It feels more like eight years!

        Yes, 2012, when we will have a chance to retire President Obama, is still a long way off. In spite of approval ratings that have been dropping rapidly, President Obama still has plenty of time for that to change. Furthermore, even if the Obama administration turns out to be Jimmy Carter II, it doesn’t mean that he will be a one term president.

  • Minutemen top Bruins in home opener

    Who cares about looks?

    Liberty’s win over Blacksburg last Friday evening may not have been the prettiest victory.

  • Hall, Rhodes lead to Cav victory

    Jefferson Forest showed that it can blitzkrieg with the best of them.  As a result, the Cavs posted a 44-24 win over visiting Staunton River.

  • Netters await district play

    For the two county volleyball teams that are part of the Seminole District, the heart of the season kicks off this Thursday evening.  For the Blue Ridge team, it’ll be a while longer.

  • New principal at LHS named

    The Bedford County School Board has named Mary Howlett-Brandon of Stafford as the new principal at Liberty High School.

        Howlett-Brandon comes to Bedford County from Stafford County. She takes over for Dr. Cherie Whitehurst who was named last month as the school system's assistant superintendent.

        The school board announced the appointment at Thursday night's meeting.

  • Moneta man dies in construction accident

    A construction accident off Falling Creek Road in Bedford County claimed the life of an employee installing a septic system Friday afternoon.

        At 1:45 p.m. today, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received the call reporting the accident at 4177 Falling Creek Rd., involving a trench collapse.  The caller advised that a man was trapped in the collapse. Rescue workers and deputies were sent to the scene arriving at 1:54 p.m.

  • End of an era

    Murray & Bolling Chevrolet has had a Chevy dealership franchise for more than 70 years. That’s gone now. Its last day is Oct. 5.

        “Other than that, how’s the play, Mr. Lincoln,” was Richard Bolling’s comment when asked about his feelings about this. Bolling and his father, Onex, form the Bolling portion of the dealership.

  • Flag dedication held

        Woodmen of the World locally marked 9/11 by dedicating a flag and flag pole at Mountain View Union Church, located off U. S. 460 just west of Bedford.

        “We started this on the first anniversary of 9/11,” said Davis Dowdy, president of the Woodmen Lodge in Thaxton. “This makes our eighth consecutive year.”

  • No cuts in K-12 education

        “The revenue picture has continued to deteriorate,” says Delegate Lacey Putney.