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Today's News

  • Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore

        National Republicans are horrified that their party has to go to the polls in Alabama Dec. 12 with Roy Moore on the ballot in a U.S. Senate race.
        Perhaps by now he’s been removed or has stepped down. But the real subject here is the way “Christian conservatives” will support any moral wretch out there as long as he’s allegedly “God-fearing” and against the only two things that matter: abortion rights and gay marriage.

  • Filling Jim Vest’s shoes

        Early last month, I wrote about how much Town Council will miss Jim Vest. I also mentioned my hope that Council would choose somebody who could fill Jim’s shoes.
        I’m glad to say Council has done that. Their decision, last week, to appoint Bob Carson to fill the vacant seat was a wise one.

  • Giving thanks

        May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as we remember the One to whom all thanks should be offered.
        • Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

  • Defending Protestant Christianity

        Upon returning from a wonderful vacation trip to the Rocky Mountains, where we admired God’s magnificent creation, waiting for us was Rick Howell’s “Religion Often Keeps People Backward” in the Bedford Bulletin.
        I will only defend Protestant Christianity and list a few of its forward accomplishments in America:
        Author, Ben Hart points out that 98% of the colonists were professing Protestant Christians. The percentage was the same at the time of the War for Independence.

  • Huge Dem victory repudiates Trump

        “Virginia rejects your hateful politics, Mr. Trump. This isn’t a wave; it’s a tsunami.”
        So wrote the New York Times on the morning of Nov. 8, after Democrats Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring not only stormed to victory across the state, but led their House of Delegates candidates to shatter the GOP’s 32-vote advantage.

  • Trump was never a threat

        Not long after Donald Trump was elected a man who I have as a Facebook friend — I also know him in real life — expressed his concern that Trump is a dictator wannabe. While I’m not a Trump fan, and I’m sure he’s frustrated with Congress as he never had to work with a board of directors in business — I don’t think that’s one of his dreams. I always thought Barack Obama had more autocratic proclivities than Trump.

  • Christmas season events planned for Bedford

        Centertown Bedford will provide plenty of opportunities to get in the Christmas season spirit over the next several weeks.
        December events kick off with a tree lighting event in Centertown Park on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. There will be music and performances by LeeAnne Ashley Studio of Dance.
        Santa Land will also open Dec. 1 and will be located inside Meraki Artworks, 111 S. Bridge St. Santa will be there on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each evening.

  • Tuck, Hill win local races

        Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

  • Targeted therapy produces fewer side effects

        “I had prostate cancer,” said Don Toms.

        Toms, who lives in the Bedford area, did research before opting on a treatment for his cancer. He said he didn’t want surgery because, he said, prostate cancer surgery often leaves a man incontinent. He talked to a radiologist about radiation therapy and said he wasn’t happy with what he heard.

  • Boards plan for CIP

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the School Board met, Thursday night, to listen to a presentation from Dr. Reid Wodicka, assistant county administrator,  on capital improvement plan (CIP) options.
        “We think it’s important that we be as comprehensive as possible,” Dr. Wodicka said.