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Today's News

  • Did he really say that?

    By Stephen M. Stevick
    Former Planning commissioner
    District 5  

        Was Roger Cheek, Supervisor for District 3, misquoted or did he really say what was attributed to him?  

  • Government’s involvement in healthcare

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        How much involvement should government have in healthcare?  That question has been extensively discussed at the national level over the last several years, as America begins to deal with the effects of the implementation of what we commonly call “ObamaCare.”  But, the debate over the extent of government involvement in healthcare decisions is not limited to any single federal government act.  Instead, it is a frequent topic of debate by government at the state and national level.

  • A first-rate SOTU address

    My president and yours, Barack Obama, last week rendered a very fine State of the Union address, one that the media noted “might be his last.”
        We’ll see about that…But the 44th President of the United States laid out the case for his common sense agenda of job growth, tax relief for the middle class, and increased taxes on the super rich.

  • Time for a Constitutional amendment

  • The Spirit of Liberty

    hank you, students and teachers, at Liberty High School. You’re making a difference.
        Anyone who has driven or walked through the Centertown Park area of Bedford the past few months has been able to enjoy the efforts of a number of students from the high school who have spruced up the Park with decorations.
        The effort shows initiative, hard work and community spirit. That’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

  • LHS students decorate Centertown Park

    Liberty High School students decorated Centertown Park for this past Christmas, and now a different group from the high school has decked the space out for Valentine’s Day.

        According to Leslie Padgett, the high school’s art teacher, Cindy Key, a special education teacher, came to her and noted the good community response to the Christmas decorations. She asked if the special education students could do something in collaboration with the art department.

  • Trial related to August shooting delayed

        Dennis Caldwell’s day in court to answer charges stemming from a shooting last summer, will be delayed. Judge James Updike agreed to the delay after Caldwell’s defense attorney appeared in Bedford County Circuit Court, Tuesday, to ask for a continuance.

  • Charge reduced to abduction

        When Ryland Elton Lee Jr., 51, of Bedford County had his day in court, Tuesday, he faced a reduced charge of abduction. He pleaded guilty to that charge.
        Last summer, on Aug. 13, Lee was charged for allegedly raping a female acquaintance in the county’s Body Camp area in the early hours of Aug. 13 or late on Aug. 12. In a plea agreement worked out between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Lee’s defense attorney, William Walker, Lee agreed to plead guilty to the abduction charge.

  • School budget hearing is Thursday at BSTC

    Local residents will have their first official opportunity to speak to the Bedford County School Board about the 2012-2013 budget at its meeting this Thursday.
        A public hearing on the budget will be held at 7 p.m. at the auditorium of the Bedford Science and Technology Center.
        But this won’t be the first time board members or school officials will have actually heard from the public on the budget. Numerous meetings with PTAs, teachers and civic groups have been going on for months.

  • Fire department looks back on busy year

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department looked back at a busy year and honored the people who made things happen. A special thanks went to one person who, although not a member of the fire department, has provided a valuable service to Bedford’s firefighters.

        “She takes care of all of our sewing,” said Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy as he handed a plaque to Ruth Crouch.