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Today's News

  • The President’s health care law

    >By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Working to repeal, defund and dismantle the new health care law

    Friday, March 23rd marks the two year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the disastrous government takeover of our health care system. Two years ago, as Congressional Democrats pushed the so-called health care reform through Congress, they assured the American people that health care costs would go down and that individuals would be able to keep their current health insurance if they liked it. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Demonizing health care reform

    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have taken up the issue of health care reform, specifically President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
        The constitutionality of the law, especially the “individual mandate” that requires everyone to buy health insurance, will be decided. The court has been hearing arguments since Monday.

  • The real atrocity

      
        I was wondering how long it would be before Rick Howell would write about the mass murder allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Afghanistan. His Liberal Agenda column in last week’s paper did not disappoint me. It was everything I expected it to be, right down to his drawing a parallel between this crime and the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

  • Politicizing Trayvon

    It didn't take long.
        The tragic case of the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida last month has now become a political lightning rod. The case is no longer about justice, it's about rallying the troops, for whatever cause someone might support.
        The facts in the case no longer matter — it's all about the cause.

  • Remembering Bedford’s war dead

    Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kearnstown and local Sons of Confederate Veterans unfurled Army of Northern Virginia battle flags to remember six Bedford County men who were killed in that battle.

        James Edward Dooley, James H. Fields, Paschal N. Gray, Thomas D. Pollard, William H. Vest and Robert Williams were killed in action on March 23, 1862.

  • Orthopedic services return to Bedford Memorial

    After a decade’s hiatus, orthopedic services will return to Bedford Memorial Hospital. Dr. John W. Carmody, in association with the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia, will be holding office hours here primarily for consulting and post-surgical management appointments.

  • Business awards

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Thursday night — a chance to look back on the year and honor area businesses. Susan Martin, the Chamber’s president, recounted the Chamber’s successes to the 173 people who attended the dinner.

        “Our business members identified three key reasons for participating with the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce,” Martin said. “They included networking, promotion, visibility and advocacy.”

  • Board looks at capital projects

        At a March 12 budget work session, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors decided what they would do with a $5 million cash balance from the current fiscal year.
        The supervisors chose to spend $290,000 of this to offset a state Virginia Retirement System mandate. Then, they directed $1.18 million to the county’s  capital  improvement plan, holding $3.53 million in reserve to meet needs that arise once Virginia has a state budget.

  • Clearing the way

    Ever wonder what that old tank that sat near the railroad crossing at Grove Street, in Bedford, was for?

        According to D. W. Lawhorne, the city’s director of public works, the abandoned building behind it used to be home to the city’s department of public works. The tank was salvaged from a railroad tank car half a century ago in order to serve as a holding tank for liquid asphalt to treat roads.