Today's News

  • Lady Cav netters keep rolling

    There are wins and there are statement wins.

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team made one of the latter this past Thursday evening, when it pounded top rival E.C. Glass.

  • Three solid halves of football

    Two good teams squared off in Bedford last Friday night.

    One of them played a great game.  It won.

  • R.I. man sentenced on sex crime charges

    The father of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared for a day in February 2009 with a Rhode Island man, testified of the horror the family faced of not knowing where their daughter was for that 24-hour period. And, he said, the ramifications of that event have continued to be felt by their daughter and the family.

  • Shifflett withdraws embezzlement pleas

    A Hardy woman, accused of embezzling money from the Hardy Volunteer Fire Department, will stand trial on those charges, after all.

        Deborah Lynn Shifflett, 39, entered no contest pleas last month in Bedford County Circuit Court on 10 felony embezzlement charges, but withdrew those pleas during a hearing Friday. Her trial has now been scheduled for Jan. 18.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Sept. 8, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.
    Antique Course

  • Church News (week of Sept. 8, 2010)


    Bedford Pregnancy Center finds temporary home
    The Bedford Pregnancy Center now has a temporary home at Brookhill Wesleyan Church 1043 Cifax Road Forest, 24551. The phone number is the same (540) 587-5900. The Pregnancy Center will be able to continue seeing clients as usual. The organization is seeking a permanent building for the Center to purchase. Anyone who would like to make a tax deductible donation may send those to P.O. Box 632, Bedford, VA 24523.

    Hickory Grove UMC celebrates 50th anniversary

  • Americans want commonsense health care reform

    Over the last few weeks I conducted a series of in-person town hall meetings and telephone town hall meetings throughout the 6th Congressional District. These meetings allowed me the opportunity to speak with thousands of my constituents and answer their questions.  It is clear that the recently enacted “health care reform” law continues to be of great concern to a majority of Americans.

  • Veterans' Administration home loan program

    The home mortgage interest rate is now at the lowest it has been in decades.  In view of this favorable rate market you may be considering the purchase of a home or perhaps refinancing your existing home loan, in either case you may want to consider a loan guaranteed by VA.  The basic eligibility requirements include; active military service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.  

  • Beck and Palin have no answers

        This is the age of the wealthy right-wing celebrity who prances around acting as though he or she has all the answers for those of us who must actually work for a living.

        Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin get an awful lot of attention for two people who don’t hold governmental office and don’t have what the rest of us would really call jobs.

  • Remember 9/11

        Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of an event that still stands huge in my mind. That Tuesday was such a beautiful bright September morning and, while the weather didn’t change, everybody’s mood quickly darkened. As the events unfolded, somebody set up a TV at the receptionist’s desk. I can recall watching that TV as an airliner crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers.