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Today's News

  • The 7 Billion and you

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Intern

        There are 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion different faces, 7 billion distinct minds with different senses of humor, different interests, different talents, different laughs.
        An earth populated with humans vastly different and incredible in 7 billion extraordinary ways, but who share the same moon, the same sun, the same ground, the same burdens of humanity. All of these people wandering the same earth.

  • Join the Resistance on Jan. 19!

        We are bearing down upon Inauguration Day, when the tragic results of The Great Stupidity of 2016 come to fruition.
        For the angry whites who did so much to make this happen, it will be a day of vengeful triumph against eight years of the black Muslim socialist they’ve painfully endured. (This is what they believe, whether they’d admit it or not.)

  • A better foreign policy

        One of the things people, who don’t like Donald Trump, have been fretting about is his ability to carry out foreign policy. I think Trump’s foreign policy will be an improvement on what we’ve had under President Obama. Of course, it won’t be hard to do better than President Obama as his conduct of foreign affairs has been totally incompetent. However, I think Trump has a better intuitive grasp of foreign leaders that his opponents give him credit for having.

  • Supporting law enforcement

        Every day men and women put on their uniforms and go out into the streets to help make our communities a better and safer place to live. We have much to be thankful for when it comes to our law enforcement officers -- especially here in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.

  • Charges dismissed against Lloyd Welch’s relative

        Amy Ann Johnson, also known as Amy Ann Welch, won’t face any further prosecution over a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice stemming from her testimony to a grand jury looking into the murder of Sheila and Katherine Lyon.
        The two children were abducted from a shopping mall in Maryland in 1975 and allegedly were killed and brought to the county to have their bodies disposed of.

  • County IT system needs major work

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors met Monday night for its organizational meeting and held the board’s annual changing of the guard by electing a new chairman and vice chairman.
        District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin was elected the chairman of the board for 2017 and Bill Thomasson was chosen as vice chairman.

    IT problems
        The supervisors got a briefing from Robert Floyd, the county’s director of information technology.

  • The King of Contacts

    Domenick Nati has rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars in the music and film industry over the past decade.

  • New council members sworn in

    Bedford’s Town Council had its organizational meeting on the first Tuesday of the month after newly elected council members took their oath of office. Bruce Johannessen and Bryan Schley took the oath for the first time.

  • The valve is truned: the water is flowing

    Town and county officials, along with members of the Bedford Regional Water Authority’s board of directors, held a valve turning ceremony just off Va. 43, across Smith Street from Calvary Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon.

        The ceremony was like a combination grand opening and ground breaking. There was a ribbon cutting and then representatives of the county, the town, and the Water Authority used  a T-handled wrench, painted gold, to open the valve.

  • Extra Points: Snow Delays

        This past weekend has been crazy between games and activities being canceled because of snow and schedules being rearranged. Snow is my least favorite part of winter. I don’t really mind the cold but I do mind the snow.
        Maybe I’d like snow if there weren’t so many people out on the road thinking they can drive normally in the snow, or if we actually took care of roads better, or if things didn’t just close down because a snowflake fell.