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Today's News

  • A message to our graduates: It’s just the beginning
  • Beating the tea party in Tidewater

        Politics can often be a terrific venue for the mixture of business and pleasure. If you can’t manage it in Tidewater, so close to Virginia Beach, you’ll never figure it out.
        But I had no such trouble last week, working on the campaign of House of Delegates candidate Steve Heretick in Portsmouth and Norfolk.
        Heretick was waging what many considered a nearly impossible task, seeking to end the career of longtime delegate Johnny Joannou in the June 9 primary.

  • Eight centuries of individual rights

        Monday marked the 800th anniversary of a major event in the development of American freedom. On June 15, 1215, King John of England was forced by both England’s nobles and clergy to sign a document that came to be known as Magna Carta. King John signed multiple copies — actually, he affixed his royal seal to them — and four of these originals still exist.

  • Move over

        Keep our emergency responders safe – don’t forget, to “Move Over.”
        June is now designated as “Move Over Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth. The designation is the result of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session and continues the effort to raise drivers’ attention about this lifesaving law, a recent press release from the Virginia State Police noted.

  • Following in their footsteps

     

    The Jefferson Forest baseball crew took time from its State playoff run to help the younger aspirants become familiar with the ways of the red and black diamondeers.

    Over 60 young (5-12 years old)ballplayers  headed to Jim Thacker Field for the Cavs’ second annual camp.  “We want to teach fundamentals,” said JF Head Coach Ryan Gilleland.  “If [the campers] can master them, they’re ahead of the game when they get to us.”

  • Sports commentary: Final column

     

     

    This being my last column, I thought I’d share some of my more enjoyable moments from my nine years on the job.

  • Reality vs. Reality TV

    By Mike Poff Big Island

        Critics, pundits, parents, Christians and everything in-between across the nations’ media, breakfast tables, and internet enabled tablets are fumbling and stumbling all around the sad revelations regarding the Duggar family, their TV show, their influence, their faith, and their failures. All old Duggar foes sense blood in the water and swarm for the kill. Old allies rally and circle the wagons and the ruckus just rolls on and on in a modern moral bi-polar free for all.

  • Don’t be scammed!

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

         As economic times get tougher for so many, there are always those who find creative ways to steal your money. Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators have been receiving numerous reports about scams plaguing our county. Please protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • No coronation for Hillary Clinton

        Some months back it was fashionable to think that Hillary Clinton might not have even a single opponent on her way to the Democratic nomination for president.
        But now, the Democratic field – while not resembling the crowded subway train in the other party – is growing.

  • Obama slips in Greece

        You would think President Barack Obama would have enough on his foreign policy plate to keep him busy — and awake at night.