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Today's News

  • The (really) big hurt

        History is rife with trouncings.
        -At the Battle of Agincourt, some estimates have French casualties numbering 100 times greater than those of Henry V’s English army.
        -George Washington won the election of 1792 with 100% of the vote.
        -In 1996, Bernard Hopkins knocked out Steven Frank in a super-middleweight title bout in 15 seconds.
        -Last week, Jefferson Forest’s softball team beat Heritage, 25-3.

  • Eagles remain unbeaten

        A good test of a team’s character comes when its back is against the wall.
        Well, the Staunton River baseball Eagles proved that they have character galore.
        And then some.
        After frittering away a five-run lead to Northside, the Eagles stormed back with a seven-run inning which was mostly fueled by moxie, grit and plate smarts.
        In the end, the Golden Eagles nearly hung a mercy rule defeat on their guests, instead settling for a 14-5 victory.

  • County administrator resigns

    Mark Reeter has announced he is stepping down as Bedford County Administrator as of April 30.

  • Mayberry Diner damaged in fire

        Mayberry Dinner was heavily damaged in a fire, Thursday afternoon, that appears to have been ignited by cigarette embers.

        According to Kevin Musgrove, who served as the incident commander, the call came in at 2:23.
        “When we arrived there was heavy fire and smoke showing,” Musgrove said.
        The diner was open for business and there were employees and customers inside. All escaped without injury. No firefighters were hurt.

  • Balancing the budget for a stronger America

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A balanced budget for a stronger America

    An opportunity economy starts with a budget that leads to balance. The House of Representatives sent a strong message just a few days ago that a balanced budget is a top priority. We all know the status quo is not working anymore. That’s why I voted in support of a budget plan that will help build a stronger America by balancing the budget, making real efforts to reduce the deficit, and repealing Obamacare in full.

     

  • Ted Cruz, Liberty deserve each other

        Whenever Liberty University struts its true colors and invites a far-right politician to speak, all you can say is, “Well, there it goes again.”
        But last week, the speaker wasn’t just another right-wing fanatic embracing the mantle of mythical “Christian conservatism,” it was a U.S. Senator announcing his 2016 presidential bid.

  • Like taking a dog by the ears

        The truce signed in Minsk, Belarus, in February seems to be holding, although it’s certainly a fragile truce. French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela  Merkel brokered the agreement between Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko back in the middle of February.

  • The Good News

    Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.  And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
        And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

  • Group seeks to promote Amtrak station in Bedford

        Community Leaders from the town of Bedford and from Bedford and Franklin counties are hoping their initiative will convince Amtrak to place a stop in Bedford.