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Today's News

  • The Financial Services Committee is focused on job creation

    In my first three months in Congress, our work on the Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over all aspects of our nation’s financial and housing sectors, has been geared towards creating a better economic environment for job growth across the 5th District and the nation.

     

  • The Senate must act to cut spending

  • Senate plan puts Smith in Newman’s district

        A redistricting plan, under consideration by the Virginia Senate, would make substantial changes in State Senator Steve Newman’s district.

        “It is mostly my old district,” Newman said.
        Newman would still have Bedford County, and also get Botetourt and Craig counties. Newman said that Botetourt has 33,000 people and Craig County, with 5,000 residents, has a smaller population than the city of Bedford.

  • Politics on the Internet

        A central feature of the unfolding revolution in Egypt has been the use of the Internet, specifically, the use of “social media” outlets, such as Facebook, to organize meetings and protests.

        In our country, so far, the Internet is primarily used as a fundraising tool for candidates and campaigns. But if we ever had an upheaval such as the ones now circulating through the Arab world, the Internet would surely play a powerful role in organizing.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Chamber honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce honored local business during its annual awards banquet, held at the Elks National Home.

  • School bus driver injured in incident Tuesday

    The driver of a Head Start bus traveling on Va. 122 near Big Island was injured Tuesday morning when something blew off of a tractor-trailer and struck the windshield of the bus.

        According to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools, the bus, which had 10 children on board, was en route to Big Island Elementary when the accident occurred. The tractor-trailer, he said, was heading south when the item flew off of it and shattered the windshield glass.

  • Mann pleads in methadone death case

    A 33-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty last week to providing the drugs that led to the death of another Bedford man.

        Jason Carroll Mann, 33, had been accused of supplying the fatal dosage to Matthew Stewart Hamilton in February 2010, and had been facing a second-degree murder charge against him. But last Tuesday, Mann pleaded guilty to distributing methadone and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. He received a 10-year sentence, with seven of those years suspended.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.