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Today's News

  • Letters

    Time to move the proms?

        Should Liberty High School and the other Bedford County high schools move their proms this year form downtown Lynchburg?  That is a question that many Bedford County parents are asking in the wake of increased shooting and violence in the downtown Lynchburg area.

  • Benefits of the new energy economy to 5th District are immense

    Last week, I embarked on a whirlwind “New Energy for the 5th” Tour, surveying the incredible opportunities to transform Southern and Central Virginia into the region leading America into the new energy economy. In every corner of the district, we have entrepreneurs, workers, farmers, and planners with energy projects that can produce good jobs and strong economic development, while helping to wean our nation from foreign oil.

  • American families need tax simplification

    With spring underway, warmer weather is slowly returning, the days are growing longer, and everything is in bloom.  Unfortunately, the arrival of spring also kicks off a second and largely unwelcome season.  This season is marked by piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning your hard-earned money over to the government - tax season.

  • Albert Anderson

        The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library recognizes April as Confederate History Month by presenting stories of Confederate cemeteries that are being restored in honor of the brave people that served.

  • Individualism is neither dead nor dying

        Alas, we must pity the poor individual. The American individual, that rock of our very fabric, is now under dire threat from a new and relentlessly socialist assault by the policies of President Barack Obama.

        Gone, or at least soon to be gone, is the individual’s ability to make choices for himself, or direct his life in any serious way outside the bitter tyranny of a leftist government bent on destroying his freedoms.

  • A poor choice of causes

        Last week, Rick Howell reminded me of why I find the thinking of the “Democratic” Party’s base so troubling. He’s chosen an interesting cause to champion.

        Is Mr. Howell concerned about Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists who were detained by North Korea last month? North Korea claims they illegally crossed North Korea’s border with China and accuses them of being spies. While I can’t say that Mr. Howell is not concerned about them, they weren’t the subject of his column.

  • Opening Day thoughts

    Early next week, we’ll see the opening of Major League Baseball’s regular season.

  • JF knocks off the Rust

    The heavy rains that have recently pounded our area appeared to have little impact on the Jefferson Forest baseball team.

  • Lady Cavs stay perfect with win over Rusties

    Jefferson Forest Head Coach Gary Harris might have to change his first name to Ben.  Or, maybe, to Jerry.

  • Cujo aims for happy homecoming

    When Scott “Cujo” Sigmon takes to the ring this Saturday, he’ll have one thing on his mind:  crushing his opponent.