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Today's News

  • Health care reform will pass

        It was indeed a historic moment when the health care reform bill passed the House of Representatives, simply because corporate opposition and right-wing hysteria have always kept it from getting that far.

        It was President Harry Truman who first tried to institute universal health care. His plans were defeated by the American Medical Association, which trotted out some alleged quote from Lenin about the glories of “socialized medicine.”

  • Liberal intolerance

        The situation the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D. C. may face shows the extent that liberal politicians will go to shove the homosexual agenda down our throats.

        Members of the Washington D. C. City Council are considering an ordinance that would legalize same-sex marriage in our nation’s capital. The ordinance goes beyond putting a government stamp of approval on these sort of couplings and this creates a problem for the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • Mud, sweat and tears

    Staunton River’s unlikely run at playoff glory came to a screeching halt last Friday evening, as Spotswood ground out a 36-18 win over the upstart Eagles.

  • Minutemen to host Lee Friday

    Perhaps Liberty should change its nickname to “The Bankers.”

    After all, the Minutemen have been keeping hours that would make J.P. Morgan blush.

  • Big game at Liberty moved to Saturday night

     Liberty Athletic Director Lori Mattson announced that the Region III semifinal between R.E. Lee and Liberty will be played on Saturday night, rather than on Friday.

    A field soaked by days of heavy rain proved unplayable.  With the weather clearing, it should be dry enough on Saturday.

    Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • Owner of property hopes to preserve slave cabin

    According to the census of 1860, there were 10,176 slaves laboring in Bedford County. A tangible reminder of these men and women is on the verge of crumbling into oblivion.

        Ivy Cliff is a historic house in New London. It’s more than 200 years old and was once the home of a family that owned a tobacco plantation. Near the house, one of the plantation’s slave cabins is still standing and Chris Gulluscio, the current owner of Ivy Cliff, wants to save it.

  • A heart for children

    The minimum age to be a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is 21. Chelsea Clemons, who is 22, is the youngest CASA working out of the Bedford office.

        CASAs are appointed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court when a case comes before the court that involves children. The CASA’s job is to look out for the children’s interests and prepare a report for the judge. All CASAs are volunteers.

  • Fundraiser takes Flyte

    If you remember the ‘60s, then you weren’t there, the saying goes.

        When Steve Arrington, a member of Second Flyte, forgot which song they were preforming next, at one point Saturday night, fellow band members said that was proof Arrington was indeed there.

  • Collage magazine is recognized among nation's best

    From the time Collage, Liberty High School’s literary magazine, fired back up four years ago it has garnered national attention.

        And it continues to do so.

  • Local group begins equine association

    Bedford County has the fourth largest horse population in Virginia, according to Richard Toms. That was part of the inspiration to start a new organization that actually began in January with seven people and now has grown to 65.