Today's News

  • An amazing way of seeing things

        I’m often amazed at how political party hacks look at things.

  • Blessing in disguise

    A U.S. District judge’s decision this week to stop, at least temporarily, federal funding of embryonic stem cell research comes on the heels of recent reports that adult stem cell research is where true advances are being made by researchers.

  • Local guard unit returns from Iraq

    Approximately 300 soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team returned to the United States Aug. 19 after serving in Iraq since March.

  • Victory lap

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford resident, just returned from what might be termed a victory lap.

        Jensen is a Navy veteran from World War II. He served aboard an LCS (L). Termed “Mighty Midgets,” they were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day.  Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these craft could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Hubbard resigns from council

    Bedford City Councilman Jeffrey B. Hubbard has resigned from council because his family has moved outside the city limits.

        Hubbard’s resignation became effective Aug. 17. In his letter of resignation to Mayor W.D. “Skip” Tharp, Hubbard expressed his “profound regret” for the necessity of this action. “I believe it is in the best interests of my family, the city and the goal of efficient and transparent government that I take this step,” he wrote.

  • Celebrating 70 years

    Sam Moore Furniture is celebrating 70 years of making furniture.
        The company held plant tours, Saturday, as part of that celebration. West Wind, which performs a mix of southern rock and country music, provided entertainment.

  • Sports commentary: Incongruous

     I never thought I’d see the day.

    By “the day,” I refer to a time when I lift pen to paper in defense of Roger Clemens.

  • Scrimmages wrap up

    As Hank Junior likes to sing, “Are you ready for some football?”

    Well, ready or not, it’s ready for you.

  • Local women tear up the courses

     The Bedford Country Club might be a place of quiet solitude.

    Don’t try to tell that to its lady golfers.

  • Week One preps predictions

     We present our picks for the first week of the season.  Given the newness of it all, we have little in the way of observation on which to base our picks.

    Therefore, we employ a scientific methodology, including coins, darts and tea leaves to deduce our picks.