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Today's News

  • Common-sense solutions needed to get Americans back to work

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released November unemployment numbers.  For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate is at 10% -- the highest rate in 26 years.  Equally sobering is the fact that last month the national debt surpassed $12 trillion.

    Earlier this year, the Congress passed a one trillion dollar “stimulus” bill on the promise that it would create jobs immediately.  Instead, three million jobs have been lost since the so-called stimulus bill was signed into law. 

  • Wishing Obama’s plan was different

        Barack Obama’s principled opposition to the war in Iraq in 2008 gained him a lot of attention and a lot of support. For some people, it was the deciding factor in supporting him over other Democrats. He wasn’t tainted with having voted for the war.

        What some may not have noticed then, or perhaps don’t remember now, is that Obama always separated Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq, he said, was “a dumb war,” and “a war of choice,” the wrong choice. He never said those things about Afghanistan.

  • Sometimes you need a lawyer

        Liberals seem determined to take captive every thought that runs counter to their ideology, and suppress it. This can often lead to conflicts such as the one the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is having with the Washington D. C. City Council.

        Not all conflicts, however, are that bad and some may simply be a case of a misunderstanding on the part of government officials. One such situation happened here in Bedford County a few years ago.

  • Pressure Cooker--sports commentary

      I see that college basketball’s preseason All-America team was recently selected.

  • Liberty rolls to win over Lee

    Liberty showed that it is more than a flash in the pan, and bore the look of a champion in topping R.E. Lee, 35-28.

  • Liberty to host Northside in Region III finale

    Talk about coming full circle!

  • 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.