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Today's News

  • Cujo off leash again

    Call him the Staunton River Slugger.  Call him the Bedford Bomber.  Most call him Cujo.

    And Pennsylvania’s calling his name, as well.

  • Thanksgiving

      Why is it that, when folks talk about Thanksgiving plans, they say things like, “I’m gonna eat a lot of turkey and watch a bunch of football.”

  • Supporting the troops

        The James River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is putting the word “support our troops” into action.

        Bedford’s Company A is once again being called up for federal service, the third time in its history. The first time was in 1941; the second in 2004. The third will be in early January.

        “We have a lot of honor   and  history  to  take  with us,” commented Captain Miguel Lickliter, the company’s new commanding officer.

  • Supervisors won’t seek lower speeds on secondary roads

    Last week’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting featured a report from the county’s solid waste department and a modification of the supervisors legislative priorities.

        According to Sheldon Cash, the county’s solid waste manager, the solid waste department opened up a new cell at the landfill this year. It opens up 10 more acres and Cash expects to start using it in the spring. It cost $4 million, but Cash said that amount is $800,000 below what was anticipated.

  • Parkinson’s conference to be held here

    The Southwest Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), will be hosting a Parkinson’s conference in Bedford, Saturday.

  • Downtown Moneta drawing folks to shop, live there

        Though tough economic times have hit other projects hard, the Downtown Moneta and Mayberry Hills development is adjusting and thriving.

        New leases are being signed, new residential units are being built and people are being drawn to the area.

        According to developer George Aznavorian, people are looking for ways to have affordable evenings out. Hence Downtown Celebrations, an effort to provide free entertainment while attracting people to the stores there.

  • Centertown Bedford hosts Christmas events

        Bedford Main Street kicks off Bedford’s Christmas celebration with its annual tree lighting at Centertown Park, Friday at 6 p.m.

        Dan Plattus, Main Street’s office manager, said area residents are encouraged to bring an ornament for the tree, then stick around for music, carriage rides and hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. The treats will be at Centertown Park and the Bower Center. Clam Diggers and Stillwaters, both located on South Bridge Street, have live music planned.

  • Shepherd’s Table serves up Thanksgiving meal

    Once again, the Shepherd’s Table served up a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie. The organization regularly serves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so this dinner is actually served the day before Turkey Day.

        The Shepherd’s table provides free hot lunches to people in Bedford who are in tight financial circumstances. The Shepherd’s Table began serving in May, 1991. Serving Thanksgiving meals in 1989 and 1990 indicated that there was a need in the community.

  • Climate change scientists cook the books

    Last week’s revelation that leading scientists with the global warming movement have been cooking the books to support their “scientific consensus” that planet earth is heading towards an apocalyptic end if changes aren’t made should make this nation take pause — including Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello.

  • Letters

    Prejudice and paranoia

        It is not an easy thing I ask.  First of all, hear me out.

        The Confederate battle flag [rebel flag] was used in the 19th century as the banner of a people who fought primarily for their freedom from the oppression[financial, social, and otherwise] of a northern neighbor.  Many Virginians were a part of this cause.  This cause was lost. Every April 15 we are reminded of this.