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Today's News

  • Announcing our new monthly video address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    In order to update the 5th District on my work in Washington and in the district, I will now be filming a monthly video address. The first such address was filmed in March and you may read it below. Please visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/reproberthurt in order to view our first monthly video address and to stay in touch with our office.

     

  • Growing the economy by cutting spending

  • Veterans can prevent overpayment

        In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.

  • Volunteers receive training

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        On Saturday March 24, 2012, Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue hosted a Leadership Roundtable at the Bedford Columns. 

  • Yes, a U.S. atrocity, like it or not

    Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
        News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?

  • Be careful when you cut


        It appears that there is a push from both extremes of the political spectrum to cut the defense budget.

  • Good choice

    The Bedford County School Board opted for openness in its selection process of a new board member to replace the District 3 seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Brad Whorley.
        The board should be commended. It was the right choice.
        But not everyone agreed. In fact, when the issue was first brought up, the board initially voted 4-3 to keep the process closed.

  • Easter

    The Promise
        Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
        But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
        All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

  • A race and a kiss

        Johnson’s Orchards will be hosting the first Blossom to Bottle 5K on Saturday, April 14.

        The race will raise money for the cancer program, “A Path to Healing and A Bridge to Wellness” held at the Bedford YMCA.  The program is designed to help people—who feel bad as a result of chemo therapy or radiation therapy—to feel better.

  • Sixth grader’s actions help save fellow student’s life

        One fact that heroes often have in common is that they don’t think they are heroes. They were just doing their job; they were just doing what anybody should have done in their place.        That’s how Nathan Dowdy, a 12-year-old at Forest Middle School, sees what he did last week. He may not have risked life and limb, but another boy may be alive today because he acted quickly in an emergency.