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Today's News

  • Offering a world of knowledge

        The faculty at Central Virginia Community College’s (CVCC) Bedford Center bring a wide range of experience to local students. Some have come here from other countries.

  • They left not knowing what they would face

    By April Cheek-Messier
    President
    National D-Day
    Memorial Foundation

        Seventy-five years ago, on February 20, 1941, a group of hale and hearty American boys kissed mothers and girlfriends goodbye, picked up their duffels, and filed in good order onto a train in Bedford, Virginia.
        None could know it, but they were departing for an unexpected rendezvous with history. They were Company A of the 116th Regiment, 29th Division—better known as the Bedford Boys.

  • Top spellers!

        In the seventh and deciding round, she guessed.

        Through the first six rounds, Faith Peerman felt good about the words she had to spell – scrabble, macaroni, cauliflower, iguana, spherical and incorruptible. But in the seventh round, not so much.
        “I guessed,” she said with a smile.
        And she won.
        Peerman, a fifth grader at New London Academy is the 2016 Bedford County Spelling Bee champion.

  • Remembering a true American hero

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Wednesday, Allen Huddleston of Bedford passed away at the age of 97.  Mr. Huddleston was the last living member of the Bedford Boys.  I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Huddleston’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers remain with his friends and family.  We lost a true American hero this week, and we owe a debt of gratitude for his faithful service to our nation. 

  • Providing more information for a safer workplace

    Americans work an average of 8.9 hours each day. That’s no small amount of time, and we all deserve to know that our work environments are safe from those whose behavior may cause us harm.

     

  • Hillary is not a liar

    By Elizabeth McCrodden
    Bedford

        We should have learned when George W. Bush was president that untrue statements become “true” if they are repeated over and over again. 

  • A Tribute to Allen M. Huddleston

    By James W. Morrison
    Moneta
    Author of Bedford Goes to War

        Allen M. Huddleston died on February 10 at age 96.
        He was a native son of Bedford County who served his country and his community. He is believed to have been the last survivor of the Bedford Boys, the last survivor from Bedford County to have served during World War II in Company A, which had been a National Guard infantry company based in Bedford before it was called to active duty and eventual deployment to Europe. 

  • Bill passes to increase the number of charter schools

    By Senator Steve Newman

        With 140 lawmakers coming to Richmond from every corner of Virginia to process more than 2,000 pieces of legislation in just 60 days, Capitol Square is a very hectic place during session.  With a limited amount of days available to complete our work, the days can be very long.

  • Bill will transform the notion of higher education

        With crossover looming, there was a lot of activity this week in Richmond.  As we pass the halfway point of the 2016 General Assembly session, there’s a lot of activity on the floors of both chambers, where key pieces of legislation are often being debated at great length.

  • Constitutional amendment would allow publically funded charter schools

    By Delegate Terry Austin