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Today's News

  • Tax reform is critical to our future success

    Many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and an increased cost of living due in large part to our sluggish economy. They are looking to Washington to advance policies that tear down the barriers to job creation and get our nation back on the right track.

     

  • Cuccinelli rains on Bill Bolling’s parade

    No one expected the next Virginia gubernatorial campaign, set for 2013, to make big news quite this early. But our ambitious attorney general has a way of dropping bombs.

        Ken Cuccinelli had previously stated several times that he wouldn’t seek his party’s nomination for governor. He was expected to “defer” to the lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, as Bolling had done for Bob McDonnell in 2009.

  • Alas, poor Dale!


        Alas, poor Dale! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest.

  • We're losing them

        It was 70 years ago today that a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor blasted the United States into World War II.

        That year, Dec. 7, 1941, fell on a Sunday. Soldiers based at Schofield Barracks were having breakfast. The battleships of the Pacific Fleet were observing holiday routine with late reveille. Two-thirds of the men were either ashore on liberty or were recovering from the previous night ashore when Japanese dive bombers and torpedo bombers struck.

  • Wellness program takes a break

        The program has a seriously long name — A Path to Healing and a Bridge to Wellness—but it works to make life better for people going through a seriously bad time.

        It serves cancer patients, who are receiving treatment, by providing activities that help promote wellness, reduce pain and relive stress. The Bedford Area YMCA and the Bedford Community Health Foundation sponsor it and Bedford Memorial Hospital and Bedford Community Health services promote it.

  • Bedford Chamber achieves 4 Star Accreditation

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has achieved 4 Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. According to Susan Martin, the Chamber’s president, this puts the Bedford Area Chamber in the top 4 percent of chambers nationwide.

  • Construction class gives students real-world experience

        Danny Thomas teaches building construction at the Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). His students are building for their future.

        Thomas is a Bedford County native who graduated from Staunton River High School (SRHS) in 1997 and grew up with construction.        “My dad built houses,” he said. “As I was growing up, I always helped him.”

  • Grand jury indicts two from shootout

        Two men have been indicted for their involvement with a shooting in Huddleston Aug. 11.

        A Bedford County Circuit Court grand jury indicted 30-year-old Michael Thomas Loboschefski of Huddleston on malicious wounding and firearms charges and Joshua Hughes, 27,  of Amherst County on involuntary manslaughter and firearms charges.

  • LHS students help decorate Centertown for Christmas

        A group of Liberty High School students wanted to give back to the Bedford community.

        That prompted a brain-storming session on what they could do. The result—a festively-decorated Centertown Park.
        About 35 students from the LHS agricultural and art classes have been working since Thanksgiving on the decorations and last Wednesday they showed up to put them up, just in time for Saturday’s Christmas parade.

  • Planners oppose shooting range

        The Bedford County Planning Commission unanimously gave a thumbs down to a request by Timothy Hooper to operate a shooting range on his farm in the New London area.

        Hooper had requested that a portion of his farm, previously zoned R-2 (medium density residential), be rezoned to AP (agricultural preserve) to allow him to operate a shooting range on the property. A shooting range is a permitted use in an AP zone with a special use permit. At the same time, he sought a special use permit to operate the range.