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Today's News

  • Everyone can participate in Statewide Tornado Drill

        During the past two years, 62 tornadoes hit Virginia, killing 10 people and injuring more than 200.  Some 210 homes were destroyed, and more than 1,050 were damaged.  Nearly every part of the state was affected.

  • Finding Faith in Bedford

    By Nicole F. Ashman

        We were given a wonderful opportunity and a night of information and enjoyment when Word of Life Evangelical Church opened its doors to over two hundred people in Bedford Sunday night.
        The general public was invited to view the movie Finding Faith. Finding Faith is a full-length narrative motion picture.  This film is a faith-based production that included Erik Estrada starring as the Sheriff of the Bedford County Police Department. 

  • Hagel, McCain, and wars of choice

    There’s an old saying about elephants having a long memory, which certainly makes them an appropriate symbol for Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
        They don’t forget; and they don’t forgive, either. They proved it at confirmation hearings for one of their own, former Senator Chuck Hagel, whom the president has nominated to be Secretary of Defense.

  • Will you please stop whining!

        A delegation from the teachers’ union showed up at last week’s board of supervisors meeting to whine about their pay. What a tragic tale they told! Maybe they should have brought somebody in to play sad music as their woeful story unfolded.
        “It’s just not possible to get to the end of the month on their salary,” whined one teachers’ union representative.

  • This is ridiculous

    A Virginia inmate wants a sex change operation. And he wants Virginia taxpayers to foot the bill.
        This is ridiculous.
        The inmate now goes by the name Ophelia De’lonta, and has apparently been diagnosed with gender identity disorder.
        De’lonta believes she is trapped in the body of the opposite sex. But, more importantly, De’lonta is being held captive by another entity, the Virginia court system. She has been incarcerated since 1983, serving a 73-year sentence for bank robbery.

  • Ten face federal drug charges

        A Federal Grand Jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke has charged 10 individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of a variety of prescription drugs, as well as other charges.

        In an indictment returned under seal on January 17, 2013, and unsealed last Wednesday following the defendants’ initial court appearances, the grand jury has charged the following:

  • Supervisors get look at revenue; still waiting on expenses

        It’s too soon for Bedford County’s supervisors to tell how hard it will be to develop a county budget for the next fiscal year. They received a report at a Monday evening work session on revenue predictions.    

  • Hurt talks business with local merchants

        Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by the Welcome Center to talk with local business people on Jan. 30.

        Hurt, who was reelected to his second term in November, said that his district has geographically grown after the post 2010 census redistricting. He picked up three counties and the 5th District now stretches from the North Carolina border to include Fauquier County in the northern part of Virginia.
        “Rural areas are shrinking in population,” he said.

  • Local barbershop continues to expand

        Tom’s Barbershop, located in the By-Pass Business Center at 800B Blue Ridge Avenue, is now up to three barbers with the addition of Bill Acors, who started six weeks ago.

        “I met Tom in a barbershop in Lynchburg,” said Acors, explaining how he and Tom Gentry, the barbershop’s owner, met. He said Gentry told him his business had reached the point where he needed a third barber and made him an offer.

  • Agape Center opens its new facility

         The Agape Center, in Moneta, is now serving clients from its new home on Promised Land Road. The first clients walked through its doors on Jan. 29.