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Today's News

  • Church News (week of Sept. 8, 2010)

    Notices

    Bedford Pregnancy Center finds temporary home
    The Bedford Pregnancy Center now has a temporary home at Brookhill Wesleyan Church 1043 Cifax Road Forest, 24551. The phone number is the same (540) 587-5900. The Pregnancy Center will be able to continue seeing clients as usual. The organization is seeking a permanent building for the Center to purchase. Anyone who would like to make a tax deductible donation may send those to P.O. Box 632, Bedford, VA 24523.

    Hickory Grove UMC celebrates 50th anniversary

  • Americans want commonsense health care reform

    Over the last few weeks I conducted a series of in-person town hall meetings and telephone town hall meetings throughout the 6th Congressional District. These meetings allowed me the opportunity to speak with thousands of my constituents and answer their questions.  It is clear that the recently enacted “health care reform” law continues to be of great concern to a majority of Americans.

  • Veterans' Administration home loan program

    The home mortgage interest rate is now at the lowest it has been in decades.  In view of this favorable rate market you may be considering the purchase of a home or perhaps refinancing your existing home loan, in either case you may want to consider a loan guaranteed by VA.  The basic eligibility requirements include; active military service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.  

  • Beck and Palin have no answers

        This is the age of the wealthy right-wing celebrity who prances around acting as though he or she has all the answers for those of us who must actually work for a living.

        Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin get an awful lot of attention for two people who don’t hold governmental office and don’t have what the rest of us would really call jobs.

  • Remember 9/11

        Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of an event that still stands huge in my mind. That Tuesday was such a beautiful bright September morning and, while the weather didn’t change, everybody’s mood quickly darkened. As the events unfolded, somebody set up a TV at the receptionist’s desk. I can recall watching that TV as an airliner crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers.

  • Republicans rally around their cause

        About 230 enthusiastic Republicans turned out for a dinner last month at Bedford Elementary School and the party’s prospects this fall appeared to be the cause, judging from comments by various speakers at the event.

        “The pendulum has been swinging away from us for some time,” said State Senator Ralph Smith. “Now it is swinging back.”
        “I think things are looking good for us in November,” he said.

  • Bedford General Store opens

    The building on North Bridge Street, formerly occupied by Guilded Era, has been a haven of activity since that business moved in June. Since then, a trio of local entrepreneurs have been at work on the interior getting ready to open the Bedford General Store.

        Bedford General Store, now open, is owned by Rachel Ellis, Linwood Hoffman and Dan Plattus. It’s actually several stores in one — the three rent out interior space to various small vendors, providing a variety of offerings.

  • Sedation dentist joins Bedford practice

    A new dentist, practicing sedation dentistry, has joined Dr. Anthony Bailey’s practice in Bedford.

        Dr. Rudolf Wolf, who hails from San Diego, Calif., joined Dr. Bailey on June 1. Dr. Wolf went to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He liked Virginia, and got to know Dr. Bailey when he met him working at a free dental clinic in Lynchburg.

  • Woman could face murder charge

    Authorities are waiting for results from an autopsy report to decide if a 28-year-old Goode woman, accused of attacking her 77-year-old boyfriend, could be charged with murder following his death a week ago.

  • Woodhaven celebrates anniversary

        Woodhaven Nursing Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

        According to David Graves, the nursing home’s owner, the facility was founded in 1960 by Dr. John McCown. It’s always been at its current location, just west of Montvale on U. S. 460, although it has expanded substantially since then. The old house, built as a single family home in 1927, still forms its core and currently houses offices. At one point, in the 1950s, a company called Woodhaven Manufacturing operated there.