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Today's News

  • Cooperation between local, state, and federal government better serves the people

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The pains of tax season call for a new tax code

    There are very few certainties in life. One of those, however, is that Tax Day comes around each year. By the time the April 18th deadline passes to submit 2015 tax returns, millions of Americans will have experienced our broken tax code firsthand yet again. A very appropriate quote by an unknown author sums up the feelings of many during tax season: “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” 

     

  • Military base in Okinawa should close

        Nothing illustrates better the need to close many U.S. military bases around the world than the decades-long controversy over the American naval base in Okinawa, Japan.
        Earlier this month, a 24-year-old American sailor was indicted for the alleged rape of a Japanese tourist, who was attacked while unconscious in a hotel room.

  • The United States of Shame?

        I recently heard a fellow named Tim Henderson, who directs Blue Ridge Fellows, a Christian leadership development program, make an interesting statement. Henderson spent 20 years working with Campus Crusade for Christ.

  • Habitat seeks donations for work day

        Habitat for Humanity/Critical Home Repair is a volunteer organization that helps homeowners in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.
        It serves as a Christian ministry, and is in need of funds and labor to provide home repairs to several people in need.
        Habitat has plans to work on several homes on Saturday, April 23. Teams of people from various area churches and groups will be donating time and labor for the jobs.

  • Board hears from public on budget

        Bedford Science and Technology Center’s Susie Gibson Auditorium was almost empty when the supervisors held a public hearing on the budget Monday evening.
        “We had 22 requests for new positions,” said Board Chairman Steve Wilkerson. “We funded six.” He added that the board funded a third of the school board’s request.

  • Study supports Amtrak stop here

        A recently completed study presents favorable numbers for having an Amtrak stop in Bedford once rail service is completed between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
        The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative (BFRRI), a group of local officials and residents from Bedford and Franklin counties welcomed the findings of the study to assess the feasibility of a passenger rail station in the town of Bedford.

  • Chamber members briefed on General Assembly session

        A portion of the Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation, Senator Steve Newman, Delegate Scott Garrett and Delegate Terry Austin, addressed a Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering Thursday morning.

        “We’re all still missing Lacey Putney,” commented Newman.

  • Students from county elementary schools take part in Honors Choir event

        A rehearsal of the Bedford County Honors Choir at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS), Friday, demonstrated that fifth graders can be civilized.

        The Honors Choir consists of 107 fifth grade children from every elementary school in the county. The goal was to provide them a day-long musical opportunity with a professional conductor and accompanist.

  • LHS Theatre presents musical

        Liberty High School Theatre continues to grow and is offering area residents the opportunity to spend “A Year with Frog and Toad” this weekend.

        The musical production will be presented April 15 and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the LHS auditorium.
         The cost is $10, general admission and promises to be an event for the entire family, according to Shayna Crews, director of theatre, dance and career internship at LHS.