Today's News

  • The halfway point draws near

    In Richmond this week, the House and Senate moved closer to the halfway point of the General Assembly session, and prepared for the unveiling of their competing budget plans.  It was the week before Crossover, and temperatures outside varied from the freezing mark to the high sixties in a single week.

        By the time Crossover, the midpoint of the legislative session, occurs on February 8, both houses must complete their work on bills submitted by their own members.  As a result, floor sessions get longer as the week progresses.

  • Debating Ronald Reagan’s true legacy

        This past Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of America’s 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

        To American conservatives, Reagan is a demigod, a hero beyond question with great achievements that represent everything they still hold dear: cutting taxes, a strong military, and promoting conservative “social values.”

  • No need to riot like an Egyptian

        We have a big election year ahead, and I’m not talking about 2012.

  • A good idea

    he House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill that could help our veterans who are running into legal problems because of post-traumatic stress disorder and other brain injuries. Eighteen other states have already taken similar measures with good success.

  • Barbershop moves to new location

    A new year has meant a new location for Pat’s Barbershop.

        Formerly located on Franklin Street, Pat Johnson has moved to a larger, and more visible, location on West Main Street. While the location is new, Johnson has been barbering for quite some time.
        “Twenty-four years and three months I’ve been barbering,” she said.    

  • Book Nooky is latest offering at The Electric Company

    Since Patti Siehien and Al DeWeese purchased and renovated the old electric company building on Depot Street, they’ve looked for creative ways to fill the building with businesses.

  • Lago Pizza continues to grow

    By Peter Sawyer
    Intern writer

        Bedford County residents who like deep dish pizza can book a flight to Chicago, go without, or head to Lago Pizza in Moneta.
        Lago Pizza’s owner Esperanza Forero claims to have the only restaurant around that offers a Chicago style pizza.
        “We are the only ones who make Chicago around here, and the only ones who do the buffet,” Forero said.

  • Girl Scouts honored for cookie sales

    Peter Sawyer
    Intern Writer

        A string of pearls.
        Almost 100 years ago Juliette Gordon Low sold a string of pearls, an heirloom, to help fund a national Girl Scout movement.
         From January through March, Girl Scouts work especially hard to sell cookies.  They do so to raise money for trips and various causes within the community.

  • Troop’s first Eagle presents award to the newest to achieve that rank

    Late last month Joe Dellosso reached the pinnacle for a Boy Scout—he attained the rank of Eagle.

  • New start times for students

    Bedford County students will have new start times for their school day next year.

        The Bedford County School Board, on a 5-3 vote at its regular meeting Thursday night, adopted a measure that will reduce school bus costs by $360,000 next year. The plan calls for school starting times to be staggered with elementary schools starting at 7:55 a.m. and the high schools and middle schools starting an hour later. This will allow the school division to use fewer buses to transport students to and from school.