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Today's News

  • Woman charged with shooting her brother

    A Bedford County woman, charged with second degree murder for allegedly shooting her brother last Thursday, was denied bond at a hearing Tuesday morning in Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

        On October 1  at 12:39 a.m. Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from John Clarke, 1257 Green Mountain Road, stating that his brother-in-law, Paul Thomas, was in his vehicle tearing up their    private road,  according to a news release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • The Pope reminds us of our obligation to our fellow man

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. It was a great honor to receive Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. He is the first pope to ever address Congress, and I am grateful for his message of hope and compassion.

     

  • Ben Carson and Sharia Law

    By Bob Cornell
    Bedford
        
        Ben Carson has come under fire for his non-political correct statement.  ”I would never support any person as President who supported Sharia law, or any Muslim who failed to denounce Sharia law.  Sharia law is antithetical to our Constitution and our freedom.” 
        Let’s go beyond 60-second sound bites to understand the reasons for Carson’s statements.

  • Popular Pope Francis storms the U.S.!

        Not even the death of a legendary baseball player or the resignation of the powerful House Speaker could top last week’s truest history-making event: the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, world leader of Catholics.
        Never before has a Papal visit generated such excitement, as millions of Americans attended or watched on television as the Pope stopped in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York.

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • Adams stepping down as Bedford Main Street director

        After two years as Bedford Main Street’s executive director, Amanda Adams is stepping down.
        “I have really enjoyed the last two years that I’ve spent as Main Street’s executive director,” Adams stated. “Over the last two years, I’ve been fortunate to be part of a growing board, the development of a new mission, and help Main Street get back to being an integral part of the Bedford community.”

  • Council discusses trash carts, dog park

        D. W. Lawhorne, Bed-ford’s director of public works, told Bedford Town Council last week the town has given out 770 of the new trash carts to town residents. The carts come in 95 gallon and 65 gallon sizes.
        “We figured that big container would be enough for everyone,” Lawhorne told Council. He said the 95 gallon size is the standard size for a family of four.

  • Gift could provide ‘little bit of beauty’ in tough situation

        Barbara Owen, of Bedford Professional Women, noted that she had accumulated a number of  Estée Lauder cosmetic bags. What should she do with these colorful, feminine bags?

        “We women have a lot of bags at home,” she said.
        Owen and Kelli Reed, the  Estée Lauder counter manager at Peebles, got together and came up with an idea.

  • Wives Behind the Badge

        An organization called “Wives Behind the Badge” has gotten rolling in Bedford County. Wives Behind the Badge is an organization of people married to law enforcement officers.

        “It’s a national program throughout the United States,” said Kathy Hatcher, who is spearheading the local organization. She said they are still getting organized under the auspices of the national organization’s Virginia Auxiliary.

  • Papal visit an opportunity for local Catholics

        According to Father Salvador Añonuevo, the recent visit by Pope Francis I, was very meaningful to Catholics.

        Fr. Añonuevo is the pastor of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Bedford and Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta. His name, by the way, means Savior New Year in Spanish.