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Today's News

  • Sports Day-ly: National Championship caps off great year for College Football

    The 2017-18 College Football season wrapped up with a barn burner of a National Championship Game. Nick Saban did what Nick Saban does best and led Alabama to its fifth National Championship in nine years becoming the fastest program to ever accomplish that.
        

    Now we’re faced with the task of figuring out who the real National Champion is.
        

  • He’s president of the worst people

        As Donald Trump’s beleaguered and unpopular presidency stumbles into 2018, it’s still quite possible to wonder about the people who continue to support this ridiculous figure. Who, exactly, are they?
        Well, we first knew them as “angry whites,” because that’s the phrase that was widely used after what I correctly called “The Great Stupidity of 2016.” Surely we’ve seen nothing since then to doubt that. Trump voters were mostly white, after all.

  • Make Christmas great again

        Last month, Rick Howell, in his Liberal Agenda, offered the opinion that President Donald Trump has made it a terrible year. Retailers wouldn’t agree. This Christmas saw the highest level of spending ever. This level of spending would indicate that, aside from “Democratic” Party political hacks, Americans in general wouldn’t agree that it was a terrible year.

  • Bedford gets national applause for it’s budget

        A local government’s budget may sound like a dreary subject, but it’s important. The budget descrbeds how the money you pay in taxes will be spent.

  • A good year for the tourism department

        According to Nicole Johnson, 2017 was a good year for the tourism department. The new year marks the beginning of her second year as the county’s director of tourism.

  • Exploring Mars

        Student teams from Forest Middle School, all eighth graders, presented their ideas on a Mars rover to Randolph College professors.

        The students are all in Caitlin Unterman’s Science Exploration class. Each team planned a Mars rover mission in detail. They had to figure out all the details of their rover, including instrumentation.
         The have to figure out how they will get to Mars and how they will land their rover without it burning up in Mars’ atmosphere or going splat when it lands.

  • Bower Center has new executive director

        The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.

         Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.
        “I need to get a sense of the community,” she said.

  • Burning boxwoods

        Last month the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department set fire to some of the boxwoods in the Wharton Garden. This is not something they normally do. Usually they put out fires, not start them.

  • Fire destroys farmhouse

        A Friday morning fire destroyed a two-story farmhouse that dated back to the 19th century.

  • Sports Day-ly: Officiating, the NBA's Biggest Flaw

    The NBA does not have a lot of flaws, especially in comparison to their long lost step brother–the NFL.
        

    With that being said, the NBA is very far from perfection. The biggest issue in the current NBA product has nothing to do with the players. Rather the officials who are in control of the game.
        

    I know officiating a basketball game is hard. I was an official for my final two years of middle school and my freshman year in high school.