Today's News

  • A wish for peace and goodwill

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Dec. 22, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Model train display

  • Church news (week of Dec. 22, 2010)


    Christmas special services at EastLake Community Church
        Eastlake Community Church announces their Christmas Special Services and Events in their new facility at 1118 Hendricks Store Road (the old Shoprite building).
        Friday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve Service “Candles, Carols and Communion.”
        Sunday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. Combined Worship Service (No Sunday School or Children’s Church).

  • Let Peace be our Christmas

        December has been a momentous month and it’s not even Christmas yet. But much has happened that makes me wonder about whether we’re properly living the true spirit of Christmas.

        A death and a death’s anniversary squarely put the issue of war and peace before us yet again. Imagine that at Christmas time, as Christians celebrate the birth of…who? The Prince of Peace? That’s right. Not the Prince of War and Guns.

  • "Democrats" gift to the GOP

        The “Democrats” reaction, in the wake of last month’s election reminds me of how the Republicans reacted to the election of 2006. They couldn’t quite figure out what happened to them, wandered around on the freeway in a daze, and got run over by another electoral 18-wheeler in 2008.

  • The Christmas Account

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Wuergler steps down from Board of Zoning Appeals

    Bedford County’s Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) said “goodbye” to Becky Wuergler with a reception Tuesday night. Wuergler, along with Mark Martin, were the two remaining charter members of the BZA from its formation in 1989. Members of the BZA are appointed by the circuit court and Wuergler has announced that she won’t seek reappointment.


  • BSTC students see top fuel dragsters

    What’s it like to stand near an 8,000 horsepower engine when it starts up?

  • Snow brings look of Christmas

        The Bedford area was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season last Thursday.

  • City looks at limiting through truck traffic

    Several times each year, a tractor-trailer attempts—and fails—to navigate the turn from Main Street onto North Bridge. Bedford Police Chief Jim Day wants the city to have better control of that issue.

        Day presented a report to Bedford City Council last Tuesday, going over several options the city has to regulate through truck traffic at that intersection.