Today's News

  • Memorial marks 10 years

        Monday’s observance of the anniversary of D-Day was actually a dual anniversary. It was the 67th for D-Day and the 10th for the Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001, and the crowd included 200 D-Day veterans that day.

        D-Day veterans still come and the Veterans Hospitality Tent is a good place to meet them.

  • Police: Man lied about shooting

        The Forest man who claimed he was shot outside his home late last month has now been charged with filing a false report. Police say he lied about the shooting.

  • Traffic delays on U. S. 501 on June 6

    Motorists who use Highway 501 between Lakeside Drive in the City of Lynchburg and Big Island in Bedford County may experience major traffic disruptions the night of June 6, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m., as a boiler weighing 225,000 lbs. is delivered from the rail spur at Frito-Lay to the Georgia-Pacific mill.


  • Community Events and Calendar (week of June 1, 2011)


  • Church news (week of June 1, 2011)


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  • Forest shooting update: Man who said someone shot him, charged with filing false report


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    The Forest man who claimed he was shot outside his home last Thursday has now been charged with filing a false report.

  • Town Meeting

    I will be at the Moneta Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 4 for my quarterly Town Meeting.  I hope you will come by to talk about any topic you wish.  

        The bigger topics might be the budget, real estate assessments and tax bills.  The budget has been passed and the funds will be allocated at our first meeting in June.  It was a difficult budget year, as you probably saw in the papers.  We are not anticipating an easier year next year but there will not be the added complicating factor of the reassessment.

  • A thank you to those who serve

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Memorial Day is a time for us to come together as a nation and honor the sacrifice of those brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country.


  • Putting Americans back to work and growing our economy

    Today, the American people are facing one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  Our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes, and many are worried about the future their children and grandchildren will inherit. They are deeply concerned about the outlook for our great country and wonder if their children will grow up in the same America they did.  People are looking for real solutions to the problems we face. 


  • Facebook, America’s newest small town

    By Beck Stanley


        Facebook is turning our world into a small town. From constant streams of useless rumors, to the birthdays of all 975 of your “friends,” the social networking site is building us into a digital community. People are able to log on, post whatever is on their mind about themselves or others, and later face few consequences for clicking “Remove Post,” an action that can erase prior behavior. Let’s see that happen in real life.