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Today's News

  • Church news (week of Dec. 14, 2011)

     

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    Notices

     

    Alpha course anchors Wonderful Wednesday programs at Bethlehem UMC

  • Citizen group sues Bedford County

        A group that calls it'self Bedford Above Board has filed a lawsuit against the Bedford County Board of Supervisors of Bedford County  alleging that the supervisors failed to adequately inform county property owners of the extent of the changes to the county zoning ordinance that they are considering.

  • Town Meeting

        I will be holding a Town Meeting at the Moneta Library on January 21st from 10:00 to 11:30 a. m.  I hope you will find the time to stop by and talk about Bedford County.

  • A new year with the same challenges

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I met with fellow citizens from the 5th District this past week and attended events and roundtables in Charlottesville down to Southside, it remains clear that creating jobs, removing burdensome government regulations on small business owners, and putting our economy on a fiscally sustainable course continue to be the top priorities for Central and Southside Virginians.

     

  • Protecting our system of checks and balances

  • Romney won’t be stopped now

    Primaries and caucuses will continue as the Republican presidential race plays out until the summer convention, but for all practical purposes, it’s over. Mitt Romney will be the party’s 2012 nominee for president.
        There seems to be no realistic scenario for anyone – even a still-mentioned “late entry” into the race – to prevent what appears inevitable.

  • The public’s right to know shouldn’t be a burden

    Gadov. Bob McDonnell released this week 20 ways in which he wants to see the state government become less burdensome on local governments. Some of those are good ideas and should be addressed. Some, however, are simply an ongoing attempt to hide what government is doing and should be rejected.
        When it comes to having the government’s actions open to the public, any attempts to hide those actions is a step backward. That’s why including two references to the public’s right to know in the mandate proposal is not acceptable.

  • City eliminates fee

        Retail merchants in the city of Bedford going out of business won't be required any longer to pay a fee to run a “going-out-of-business” sale.
        But they still will have to obtain a permit for that sale.
        At last week's City Council meeting, council voted 6-0 to eliminate a $65 fee that had previously been charged to file the permit. Last month Vice Mayor Robert Wandrei brought up the issue—after being approached by a local business that was closing—about the fee.

  • Burned out with no insurance

        Brenda Holland, and her daughter and son and law, were able to escape their burning home last week.

  • Hurt addresses Chamber Roundtable

        Congressman Robert Hurt drew a contrast between the Virginia General Assembly and Congress when he spoke before a Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce roundtable last week. Hurt served in both the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate before being elected to the House of Representatives in 2010. The General Assembly convened in Richmond the same day.

        Hurt said that the General Assembly operates with compromise, while in Congress, everybody wants to get their own way because they can borrow 40 cents of every dollar they spend.