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Today's News

  • Bees still own mats

    Which is the safer bet: A diva will mangle the National Anthem, or Brookville will win the Seminole championship?

  • Cavs are kings o’ the pool

    There were sharks in the water.

  • Eagle grapplers earn title

    The stars aligned just right for the Staunton River wrestlers.

  • Man robs Apple Market in Bedford at gunpoint

        Bedford Police are looking for a black male who robbed the Apple Market convenience store at 407 N. Bridge St. in Bedford Wednesday night.
        The robbery occurred around 9 p.m., according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day. He described the suspect as a black male, about 6 foot tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing, gloves and a stocking cap that covered his face. Day said eye holes had been cut out of the stocking cap.

  • Bedford man arrested for soliciting a minor

        The Bedford County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a  parent in the Moneta area, on Feb. 7, stating thattheir 14-year-old daughter received  text messages on her cell phone requesting her to have a sexual encounter with an adult  male. 
        Members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA  ICAC) ,a division of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputies, responded.

  • Webb won't seek re-election in 2012

    Statement of Senator Jim Webb
    Washington, DC--Today Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) issued the following statement:

  • Getting back to the district: Jobs remain a top priority

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • We must scrap the tax code

    Just days ago in his annual State of the Union address, President Obama said ‘the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code’.  The President stated he was prepared to work with the Congress in this effort.  I couldn’t agree more. For a number of years now I have introduced bipartisan legislation, the Tax Code Termination Act, to abolish our current tax code.  My legislation, which I recently introduced in this new Congress, can be the impetus for overhauling and simplifying our tax system.

  • A plan to fix Arlington National Cemetery

    By Senator Mark Warner

    I would like to share some very positive news on our continuing efforts to fix what’s broken at Arlington National Cemetery.

    It was last June when many of us first heard about Arlington’s reliance on paper records and maps, and the systemic disorganization and shameful errors that inevitably resulted. I think all of us were especially shocked and appalled to learn about dozens of instances of misplaced or misidentified remains at the cemetery.

  • The halfway point draws near

    In Richmond this week, the House and Senate moved closer to the halfway point of the General Assembly session, and prepared for the unveiling of their competing budget plans.  It was the week before Crossover, and temperatures outside varied from the freezing mark to the high sixties in a single week.

        By the time Crossover, the midpoint of the legislative session, occurs on February 8, both houses must complete their work on bills submitted by their own members.  As a result, floor sessions get longer as the week progresses.