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Today's News

  • Broadway actress shares her wisdom with JF students

        You have to be committed.

        That was the advice a Broadway actress gave Jefferson Forest High School drama students Friday about how to be successful in that business.
        And, she added, “you have to be lucky.”
        Jennifer Simard has been both and she shared with the JF students in Spence White’s drama classes the ups and downs of pursuing an acting career.

  • Remembering September 11th

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As we all come together today – joining with our fellow Virginians and all Americans – we remember the horrific events that took place ten years ago on September 11th, 2001.

     

  • Honoring the true heroes of September 11th

    By all accounts September 11, 2001 started out as a typical Tuesday. Most Americans were simply going about their daily lives -- children were headed to school, folks were commuting to work. But all of that changed in an instant. At 8:46 that morning the first hijacked airplane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. And in that moment life for all Americans was forever changed.

  • Help wanted! Salary: Fun & Appreciation

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

    540-586-4800
    Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1

  • Obama takes initiative on jobs

        President Obama has lately had either bad publicity or watched on the sidelines as most of the media’s attention has been on Republican candidates for his job.

        But all that changed with his Sept. 8 speech to a Joint Session of Congress. The president laid out his plan for a $447 billion jobs program that would put people back to work on the nation’s infrastructure of roads and bridges.

  • Wrestling with the budget bear

  • Virginia to take healthcare law challenge to Supreme Court

        Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general, stopped by Bedford, Thursday night, for a local Republican fundraiser.

        It just happened that this was the same day a federal appeals court dismissed Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the personal insurance mandate in President Obama’s healthcare law. A three judge panel ruled that the challenge lacked legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

  • Burglary could put charity's work in jeopardy

        A burglary this week could put a local charity’s work in jeopardy.

        According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded, Monday, to 1913 Belltown Rd. in Bedford in reference to a burglary.

  • Local youth brings Elvis to the stage

    Step aside Justin Bieber, Elvis is still King.

        Taylor Rodriguez enjoys performing. And he’s gathering a following around this area.
        The 13-year-old Forest Middle School student brings the songs of Elvis to the stage and he welcomes the chance to portray the King.
        He’ll be doing just that this Saturday, Sept. 17, at El Cazador Restaurant in Bedford, from 6-9 p.m.

  • New London Airport to hold 42nd fly-in

        The New London Airport will hold its 42nd annual Down-Home Fly In on Sept. 18. According to David Miller, the airport manager, the event will feature something for the whole family.

        There will be children’s games, including an opportunity for them to paint whatever they desire on a hangar. And they will have something that is unique to New London Airport — the Kids’ Bomb Drop.