Today's News

  • Feral Cat Day and TNR

    By Karin Sherbin

        October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, and locally Bedford Cares will mark the day by organizing volunteers to conduct Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) around the town and county to sterilize feral cats and vaccinate them against rabies.
        TNR is a decades-old method of humanely managing feral cat colonies via sterilization. People care for the colonies until they die out.

  • Women shouldn’t be supporting Trump

        In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s clear and decisive victory over her shameful opponent last week, Donald Trump just couldn’t get over his obsession with the former Miss Universe title holder whom he had so insulted.
        Clinton was right to bring it up, because it’s one of the many examples of the contempt that this mean-spirited man holds for women. Unless a woman is suitable for a beauty pageant or a Playboy centerfold, she means nothing to Donald Trump.

  • No time for finger pointing

        Last week, Gary Hostutler, chairman of the school board, came before Bedford Town Council to talk about Liberty Lake Park again, and its use for the Liberty High School baseball team should it be needed.
        Hostutler spoke at a work session that preceded the regular meeting. This time, he’s looking at the ball field there as a Plan B in case the preferred plan—phasing the gym and middle school construction so that the Liberty High School baseball team won’t become a refugee and can use its own field.

  • Volunteers

        Bedford Main Street Inc. has one full-time employee, yet its showcase event —Centerfest— will bring in thousands to the Centertown area this weekend. One person can’t do this alone -- it’s the volunteers who will make this event a success.
        The Agape Center in Moneta serves hundreds of families every month, yet relies on 250 volunteers from some 30 churches to keep the ministry going.

  • Nance unopposed for commonwealth’s attorney post

        Wes Nance has been settling into his new seat as commonwealth’s attorney just fine. It appears he should get used to it.
        On July 1, Nance was sworn in to the position to take over for Randy Krantz, who officially left that position on that date to become a 24th General District Court judge.

  • 200-year-old tree falls

        Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians. I Kings 5:6

  • Bedford PD search for missing man with dementia

    The Town of Bedford Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding an 80-year-old with dementia.

    Alan Carter was last seen in the Hillcrest Drive area of Bedford at approximately 8:30pm on 09/28/2016. He was wearing jeans and a long sleeve maroon shirt.

    Carter is driving a gold 2005 Ford Ranger Extended cab with Virginia license plate JVS-3779.

    Carter wears glasses and has a thin mustache.

    If you have any information about his whereabouts, call 9-1-1 or 540-586-7827



  • Cash ransom payments to Iran endanger Americans

    You’ve heard the old phrase: if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case, the Obama Administration secretly paid $400 million in cash to Iran on the same day Iran released several American hostages. I don’t know about you, but that looks an awful lot like a ransom payment to me.


  • Before we go Pink, let’s go Gold

        I think at this point we all know that October is breast cancer awareness month.  
        For a few weeks the world wears pink ribbons, the White House changes to pink, and the NFL covers their players in pink shoes and gloves.  Because of this amazing awareness campaign over the past 30 years the survival rates for this disease have increased dramatically.

  • Don’t suffer third party illusions

            I’m happy to report that my adopted hometown of Roanoke has survived another Donald Trump appearance. His rally at the Berglund Center on Saturday was underwhelming.
        He faced a hall that was only half full. He spoke for just about 30 minutes and left quickly, not even wading into the crowd to greet supporters.
        The main thing on display was the unabashed capitalism of the vendors, who lined nearly every available space along the street outside the building.