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Today's News

  • Virginia dentists endorse Lacey Putney

        The Virginia Dental Association has endorsed Delegate Lacey Putney for reelection to the 19th House of Delegates District seat that he has held since 1962. Virginia’s legislature dates back to 1619, 390 years, and Putney has been part of it for approximately 15 percent of that time.

  • Safety day slated for Centerfest

    As always, public safety will be a major feature of Centerfest.

        According to Capt. Jim Bennett, of the Bedford City Police Department, this year’s public safety displays will be on South Street and flow into the parking lot behind the County Administration Building.

        City Police and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be there. Along with displays, they plan demonstrations.

        “We are going to do the airbag sled demo,” said Bennett.

  • New LHS principal starts Monday

    New Liberty High School Principal Mary Brandon will be initiated by fire as she starts her first week at the school on Monday.

        Next week is spirit week at the school.

        “I feel that it’s an honor for me to come here,” she told LHS teachers and staff this week as she met with them after school on Monday. “I believe that the job that you all and I do is the second most important job in the world. Parenting is the most important.”

  • N.C. man faces dog fighting charges

    A two month interstate undercover investigation has led to the arrest in Bedford of a North Carolina man on animal fighting charges. 

        On Saturday, Sept. 19, members of the Bedford County Animal Control and field deputies, assisted by the Humane Society of the United States, seized five pit bull dogs in cages from the Best Western Motel in Bedford.

  • Volunteers help regional parks take shape

        Moneta Park is taking shape.

        And much of the success has been because of the efforts of volunteers, organizations and businesses providing funding and labor for the project.

        Moneta Park, located off Rucker Road, is one of four regional parks planned or under construction in Bedford County. One of the driving forces behind the Moneta effort has been that of Wayne Shepherd, who has served as a volunteer site manager for the project.

  • Reframing the debate

    Some top Democrats are now trying to paint the majority of those who oppose health care policies touted by the Obama administration as violent or racist — or possibly both.

        Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in referring to the national debate, made a reference the 1978 murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city Supervisor Harvey Milk stating: “I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late ‘70s in San Francisco.”

  • Letters

    A brief

    explanation

        In the Classified Advertising section of today’s paper, readers will find an ad announcing that Bedford Hardware is for sale. In light of the recent situations at two other landmark businesses, Murray-Bolling Chevrolet and the Olde Liberty Station Restaurant, we felt it fitting to offer a brief explanation to our customers and friends in the Bedford area regarding our decision.

  • Amendment to education bill addresses disparities

    I’m proud to report that last week the U.S. House passed an amendment I offered to address early childhood education in rural areas as part of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. The legislation creates an Early Learning Challenge Fund, which would award competitive grants to states that implement improvements to the state’s early learning system.

  • Protecting the Chesapeake Bay
  • Increasing whole grains in your diet

    You wouldn’t drive ½ a car, or go out half dressed would you?  So don’t eat half-way either.  Most Americans eat enough breads and cereals but not enough whole grains. 

        Recently Wal-Mart shoppers learned about the importance of whole grain foods at an in-store event hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Family Nutrition Education Program.