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Today's News

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Dec. 14, 2011)

     

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    Sign-ups and notices

     

  • Church news (week of Dec. 14, 2011)

     

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    Notices

     

    Christmas activities at Bethlehem United Methodist Church

  • Juvenile arrested in Terry's Country Store break-in

     

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    On Saturday December 3 at about 11 p.m., Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a business alarm at Terry’s Country Store located at 8924 Dickerson Mill Rd.

  • Governor to propose largest employer contribution to VRS in history

    RICHMOND – Building on the important reforms to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) which passed the General Assembly during the 2010 and 2011 Sessions, Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that his proposed biennial budget will recommend a total of $2.21 billion in employer contributions to state employee and teacher funds by state and local governments – the largest employer contribution to VRS in history. 

  • Providing certainty to our farmers and rural businesses

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Working to reduce excessive regulations

    There is no argument – small businesses are the economic engine of America. More than 90 percent of all American employers are small businesses and they generate approximately 70 percent of the new jobs created in the United States each year.  Small businesses account for a significant majority of new product ideas and innovation and yet they are being bombarded with costly new government regulations, which are hampering the overall growth of our economy. It is estimated that the cost of regulatory burdens from new regulations this year alone is over $67 billion.

  • Up next…Newt Gingrich…really?

    It’s been so much fun this year watching these far-right Republicans wrench themselves into shapes unimaginable trying to find the correct “true conservative” to carry their GOP presidential banner.

        Indeed, I am almost sad to see 2011 go because it’s just been so entertaining to witness this parade of clowns, pretenders, and unqualified wannabes – extremists all – audition for their party’s last shot at Barack Obama.

  • Up next…Newt Gingrich…really?

    It’s been so much fun this year watching these far-right Republicans wrench themselves into shapes unimaginable trying to find the correct “true conservative” to carry their GOP presidential banner.

        Indeed, I am almost sad to see 2011 go because it’s just been so entertaining to witness this parade of clowns, pretenders, and unqualified wannabes – extremists all – audition for their party’s last shot at Barack Obama.

  • Time to get over it

        Back when I was a kid I used to stay up late on Saturday nights and watch something called Chiller Theater. It came out of the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, which was near the town where I grew up, and featured a horror flick each week.

        One memorable episode from that time came in the middle of the night after watching a werewolf movie. I got up to answer the call of nature and, still half asleep, swung my feet out of the bed. Suddenly, I felt something hairy under my feet! GRRRR!!!!

  • Decision by Administration is right one

    Whether it was a move to try and gain political capital with conservative voters or just an attempt to do the right thing, the Obama Administration made the right move in denying young teens the opportunity to purchase the so called “morning after” pill without a prescription.

        The move certainly won’t sit well with the President’s liberal base, but he knows they’re not going anywhere.