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Today's News

  • Greens hung at annual luncheon

    The 30th annual Hanging of the Greens luncheon took place last Thursday at the Bedford Historic Meeting House.

        Sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society, the luncheon allowed local history buffs the chance to catch up while enjoying a sumptuous meal.  Chicken salad, ham biscuits, aspic, fruit salad and a wide range of pastries lined the history buffs’ buffet.

  • Open and shut

    Government should always strive for openness, even when the law might allow discussion on an issue to be held behind closed doors. The presumption should always be, "let’s talk about this in the open if we can."

        But government often doesn’t work that way.

  • Letters

    Islam & Rick Howell

        Rick Howell writes in the 11/25th Bedford Bulletin that he knows more about Islam than Pat Robertson.

  • Task force will recommend economic initiatives for the coming year

    My top priority is jobs for Main Street and rebuilding America’s competitive edge in the world. Recently, I was selected for two congressional roles to advance the ball on economic development for Central and Southern Virginia. I was appointed to a Congressional Task Force on Job Creation and was also made Vice-Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee.

  • Common-sense solutions needed to get Americans back to work

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released November unemployment numbers.  For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate is at 10% -- the highest rate in 26 years.  Equally sobering is the fact that last month the national debt surpassed $12 trillion.

    Earlier this year, the Congress passed a one trillion dollar “stimulus” bill on the promise that it would create jobs immediately.  Instead, three million jobs have been lost since the so-called stimulus bill was signed into law. 

  • Wishing Obama’s plan was different

        Barack Obama’s principled opposition to the war in Iraq in 2008 gained him a lot of attention and a lot of support. For some people, it was the deciding factor in supporting him over other Democrats. He wasn’t tainted with having voted for the war.

        What some may not have noticed then, or perhaps don’t remember now, is that Obama always separated Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq, he said, was “a dumb war,” and “a war of choice,” the wrong choice. He never said those things about Afghanistan.

  • Sometimes you need a lawyer

        Liberals seem determined to take captive every thought that runs counter to their ideology, and suppress it. This can often lead to conflicts such as the one the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is having with the Washington D. C. City Council.

        Not all conflicts, however, are that bad and some may simply be a case of a misunderstanding on the part of government officials. One such situation happened here in Bedford County a few years ago.

  • Pressure Cooker--sports commentary

      I see that college basketball’s preseason All-America team was recently selected.

  • Liberty rolls to win over Lee

    Liberty showed that it is more than a flash in the pan, and bore the look of a champion in topping R.E. Lee, 35-28.

  • Liberty to host Northside in Region III finale

    Talk about coming full circle!