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Today's News

  • County supervisors receive update on swine flu preparations

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to restate its support agreement with the Bedford County Public Service Authority (PSA) and also heard a report about local preparations should there be an increase in swine flu cases.

        According to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, the supervisors passed a support agreement for bonds that the PSA issued. The bonds are through the Virginia Resource Authority, which is refinancing its bonds in order to get reduced rates. The VRA is asking the county to reaffirm its 2002 agreement.

  • Competency hearing delayed until Nov. 4

    A competency hearing has been delayed for a Rhode Island man accused of traveling to Bedford County to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

        According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, the defense attorney for Andrew Fitzgerald Holloway, 22, of 774 West Shore Road, Warwick, R.I., had requested a second competency hearing for the accused.

  • A legacy of work

    Capt. Timothy Hayden, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, believes that parents can leave either a positive or a negative legacy for their children.

        Hayden was the keynote speaker for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund banquet, held Saturday evening. He believes that his success in his law enforcement career is due to the positive example that adult members of his family set for him when he was growing up.

  • A hometown store

    For more than 100 years a hardware store has been located at 126 South Bridge Street in Centertown Bedford. For the past nine years Bill Mosley, and his wife Elizabeth Berry-Mosley, have been the owners there.

        That’s about to change, but they’re confident the store will remain viable and the history of that building’s use will continue.

  • State, local elections on ballot

    In less than one week, voters across the Commonwealth will decide who will fill a number of state and local elected offices.

  • Progress: There’s more to it than the numbers

    When it comes to talking about progress, the current economic times dictate that a different standard be applied. Just a couple of years ago construction was booming, both commercially and in residential housing. Folks were spending money freely and all seemed well.

        But these are different times. The economy has been in recession, money and jobs have been lost and folks are tightening their belts wherever they can.

        In some cases, progress is now being defined as “just holding on.”

  • Letters

    No on Stalin

        No , no, no. Stalin does not deserve any part of the D-Day Memorial.  It would be the same as putting Satan on the same level with God.

        The D-Day Memorial was built to honor the boys who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  Stalin does not deserve any recognition anywhere. He and Hitler were … evil – evil – evil.

        Do not corrupt our D-Day Memorial with the likes of this.

  • Taking care of veterans' health care, plus some information on swine flu

    Last week, I had the honor of attending a very special bill signing at the White House. Surrounded by representatives from the major veterans service organizations, the President signed into law the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which will ensure our veterans get the health care they have earned. As a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I was a co-sponsor of the legislation and supported it throughout the legislative process.

  • The health care reform bill is bad for seniors

    This summer Democratic leaders in Congress introduced H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”, which sets the tone for a Washington takeover of the health care system -- one defined by federal regulation, mandates, a myriad of new big government programs, and a significant increase in federal spending.  While this legislation contains a multitude of dangerous policies it is particularly detrimental to our senior citizens.

  • National politics dominating governor’s race

        I hate to say it and I truly hope I’m wrong, but it looks like it’s about time to put a fork in Creigh Deeds’ campaign for governor.

        Deeds has found it all but impossible to break through the thick fog of hatred, fear and paranoia over the Obama agenda that has been spread since the summer. National Republicans are desperate to win the governor’s race here and have spent many millions to get that done.