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Today's News

  • Politics on the Internet

        A central feature of the unfolding revolution in Egypt has been the use of the Internet, specifically, the use of “social media” outlets, such as Facebook, to organize meetings and protests.

        In our country, so far, the Internet is primarily used as a fundraising tool for candidates and campaigns. But if we ever had an upheaval such as the ones now circulating through the Arab world, the Internet would surely play a powerful role in organizing.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Chamber honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce honored local business during its annual awards banquet, held at the Elks National Home.

  • School bus driver injured in incident Tuesday

    The driver of a Head Start bus traveling on Va. 122 near Big Island was injured Tuesday morning when something blew off of a tractor-trailer and struck the windshield of the bus.

        According to Ryan Edwards, public relations coordinator with Bedford County Public Schools, the bus, which had 10 children on board, was en route to Big Island Elementary when the accident occurred. The tractor-trailer, he said, was heading south when the item flew off of it and shattered the windshield glass.

  • Mann pleads in methadone death case

    A 33-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty last week to providing the drugs that led to the death of another Bedford man.

        Jason Carroll Mann, 33, had been accused of supplying the fatal dosage to Matthew Stewart Hamilton in February 2010, and had been facing a second-degree murder charge against him. But last Tuesday, Mann pleaded guilty to distributing methadone and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the case. He received a 10-year sentence, with seven of those years suspended.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

  • Montvale heroes

    Who is a hero? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines a hero as  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, or one who shows great courage.

        Montvale Elementary School has two children who fit these definitions. One is a boy named Justin Ford, a fourth grader who showed great courage last year.

  • BCSO deputy, charged with DUI, terminated

        The investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, arrested in Campbell County early Sunday morning, March 27, has lost his job with the department.

        Friday afternoon Sheriff Mike Brown said, following an internal investigation, Joshua Hubbard, 30, had been terminated from employment with the BCSO.

  • What Dr. Schuch had to say on Tuesday

        “We’re moving forward.”