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Today's News

  • Continuing a pro-growth agenda

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Reining in regulations to stop government abuse

    Just a few days ago, President Obama announced that he would once again “pivot” to the economy. The bottom line of his speech: after four-and-a-half years of the Obama Administration, “We're not there yet.”

     

    The President is right. We’re not there yet.

  • There are many healthy ways to meet your daily dairy requirements

    By Carter Davis
    Virginia Cooperative Extension Intern

        Since 1937, June has been recognized as what started out as Nation Milk Month now called National Dairy Month. 

  • In Virginia, our businesses do not need a health insurance tax

        Virginia’s economic growth, which has outpaced the national recovery, has been driven in no small part by our more than 640,000 small businesses.  
        With more than 3 million employees throughout the commonwealth working in small businesses, many of them technology-based startups, it is imperative that we maintain the competitive edge that makes Virginia one of the best places for businesses to grow or locate.  But a forthcoming tax threatens to put the brakes on this fragile economic recovery we are experiencing.

  • Conservative idiocy over health care

    I saw a bumper sticker the other day that truly sums up the health care debate in this country: “Obamacare is a helluva lot better than ‘I don’t care.’”
        By their statements and their actions, especially their peculiar hysteria over the Affordable Care Act, conservatives have shown precisely that: They don’t care.

  • A scandal-ridden presidency

        Barack Obama has earned himself a place in history for presiding over one of America’s most scandal-ridden presidencies — certainly the most scandal-ridden since Richard Nixon’s Watergate debacle. There are so many that it would be difficult for the media, even if most members of the mainstream media weren’t President Obama’s lap dogs, to give any single one major coverage.

  • Back to school

    There will be some changes this year as more than 10,000 Bedford County students head back to Bedford County Public Schools on Thursday, Aug. 15.
        For one, the school year starts earlier—and will end earlier.
        There will also be one unified school system this year, the city of Bedford no longer exists and town of Bedford students are now officially part of the county school system.

  • Nativity theft sentences handed out

        Prior to entering a plea for stealing and destroying a church’s Nativity scene last December, Matthew Barringer took advantage of a chance to get out in front of his punishment.

  • Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt

        People who love frozen yogurt don’t have to leave Bedford to get it. Ivy Bridge Frozen Yogurt is now open on the corner of Main and North Bridge streets.

        Ivy Bridge Cafe and Ivy Bridge Yogurt are one business. Joe Marino runs the cafe and his wife, Sherrie, runs the frozen yogurt shop. An interior door connects the two and customers can walk from one to the other. They can bring food from the cafe into the yogurt shop and frozen yogurt into the cafe.

  • Earnest appeal denied

        The Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office was notified last week that the Virginia State Supreme Court turned down Wesley Earnest’s appeal to have his murder conviction overturned. According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, the Supreme Court rendered its decision  July 30.