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Today's News

  • It's a new year

        On Thursday, some 10,338 students are expected to fill the classrooms throughout Bedford County’s public schools. The 2013-2014 school year is officially underway.
        Meeting those students will be 99 new teachers to BCPS, including 55 first-year teachers.
        “I’m excited for a new school year,” stated School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch last week.

  • Are info meetings on the way out?

        Bedford County’s supervisors voted 6-0 Monday, with District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker absent due to illness, to initiate changes to Article I of the county’s zoning ordinance.
        The main changes eliminate the requirement for developers to hold public informational meetings, which are held before public hearings and must be advertised, and the need to post signs on property that are subject to requests for rezoning, special use permits or variances.

  • Technology takes center stage in pilot program

        Like it or not, change is coming.

  • Lovingston man arrested in abduction case of Alexis Murphy

    Commonwealth Attorney (CA) of Nelson County, Anthony Martin; Sheriff David Brooks, Nelson County, Virginia Sheriff's Office; Colonel Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police; and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jeffrey Mazanec, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday that Randy Allen Taylor was arrested Sunday and charged with abduction in the disappearance of Alexis Tiara Murphy.

    Taylor, 48, of Lovingston, was taken into custody Sunday without incident and remains in custody without bond, stated Martin.

  • BCSO seeks help in locating suspect accused of assaults

         The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating Sanjay Patel (also known as Sunny). Patel stands accused of allegedly assaulting three females, while being employed at a local convenience store in Bedford County. At this time, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security are unable to obtain necessary identifying information to obtain warrants. Patel lives in the Roanoke area.

  • 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.