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Today's News

  • Shining sunlight on Virginia's energy needs

    Solar power harnesses the energy of the sun to run some of the things that most of us use in our daily lives. Solar is an important form of alternative energy that is gaining customers and the attention of businesses.

  • GOP loses three special House elections

    Republicans looking for any sign of hope for the presidential election - beyond the temporary Obama/Clinton fight - haven’t been able to find it in recent special elections for the House of Representatives.

    If three strikes and you’re out is the rule in both baseball and politics, then Republicans look to be finished this fall. They’ve lost not one, not two, but three special elections for House seats in recent months.

  • None of them have the answer

    Although we don't yet know who our next president will be, there is one thing that is certain. Our next president will inherit a profoundly damaged economy when he takes office next year.

    Of course, political party hacks will try to blame it on the opposite party. Rick Howell, I'm sure, will tell us how it is all the Republicans' fault and how the "Democrats" are gonna save us all.

  • Surely, the good senator from Pennsylvania can find something more important to do than investigate the NFL

    Sen. Arlen Specter just doesn't get it.

    While he's out running around worrying about whether the New England Patriots stole signals during a football game, the country he supposedly represents is teetering on an economic cliff.

    Gas prices are nearing $4 a gallon, homes are being foreclosed on at record numbers and folks are scared about what might be next.

    And, in case he forgot, the country's at war.

    The honorable Republican from Pennsylvania needs a reality check.

  • Letters

    Heartfelt 'Thank you'

    This is a thank you to the community of Bedford on behalf of Garth Morck, (regarding the day of April 21, 2008):

    Unless you have experienced a near tragedy of such magnitude you can't imagine the thoughts/fears that go through one's mind and there was really only one thing that got me and our family through the entire ordeal, and that was the prayers, love and support from our community of Bedford. We cannot thank everyone enough.

  • Tri-county committee unhappy with AEP management plan

    The application from American Electric Power (AEP) for renewal of the operating license for the Smith Mountain Project has been forwarded and accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

    As many of you know, the Tri-County Re-licensing Committee (TCRC) is not satisfied with the level of detail in each of the management plans submitted with the application for the stewardship of the lakes. TCRC’s concerns have been sent to AEP and FERC. It is our understanding that FERC will be asking AEP for additional information to expand the application.

  • Bedford gives warm welcome to Special Olympics athletes

    Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

    ? Special Olympics oath

    Winners abounded this past weekend as Bedford was the site of the 15th annual Special Olympics Softball Tournament of Virginia.

    The tourney, hosted by Bedford's Moose Lodge, featured 30 teams from across the state. Games were played all over the county as rec leagues made room on their schedules, clearing their fields for their ball-playing brethren.

  • A half-century of service

    Bedford Memorial Hospital has been around for 53 years. Nelson Hurt has worked there for all but three of those.

    Last week, at an employee awards lunch, the hospital honored Hurt for 50 years of service. Hospital Director William Flattery presented him with an engraved watch in a presentation box with a plaque. Hurt received a standing ovation from his fellow employees as he went forward to receive it.

  • Moose team up with Safe Surfin'

    For several years the Safe Surfin' Foundation has been looking for a national organization to partner with it to promote Internet safety for children.

    Last Friday, that partnership was announced.

    Moose International, a 1.2 million member organization, has joined with the Safe Surfin' Foundation in its quest to educate youth about the danger of the Internet. Safe Surfin' is the educational arm of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, known as Blue Ridge Thunder, a unit based out of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

  • City looks at raising real estate tax rate

    The funds the city of Bedford pays to Bedford County for services such as schools and Social Services are going up at "an alarming rate," City Manager Charles Kolakowski stated in a letter to city council about the upcoming city budget.