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Today's News

  • Obama’s second term: liberalism triumphs

    President Barack Obama has now begun the second term afforded him by the American people in a clear and decisive election on Nov. 6, 2012.
        But history is filled with examples of bad luck and misfortune in that last four years of eight for many presidents.
        Certainly, George W. Bush’s second term was a textbook disaster. The war in Iraq didn’t turn up any “WMDs,” and popular support for it went south. He spent most of the last three years with an approval rating of 20-something percent.

  • Charging the NRA’s barricades

        A Wall Street Journal editorial recently noted how President Barack Obama, despite his call for civil political debate, never ceases to demonize his opponents, attributing to them the basest motives. My guess is that this isn’t something peculiar to President Obama, but rather a general characteristic of American left-wing extremists.

  • Movie combines features from actual cases; local talent was used in film

        After months of work, Finding Faith premiered at Thomas Road Baptist Church Saturday night.    

  • Chicken ordinance headed to supervisors

        The Bedford County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week, at its Tuesday night regular meeting,  to send a proposed chicken ordinance to the board of supervisors.

        The ordinance will allow people to keep a limited number of chickens for personal use in residential neighborhoods.    

  • School safety, carryover funds discussed by board

        School safety and use of leftover funds were among the discussions at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Bedford County School Board.
        
    School Safety
        In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting at Newtown, Conn., in December, school staff have been reviewing their school safety and security policies, according to Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch. That included reviewing those issues with each school principal.

  • Many gather for march to honor MLK Jr.

    More than 50 people gathered Monday morning at the Bedford County Courthouse to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he accomplished during his life.

        But the message that went out, prior to the march, was that the work Dr. King championed is not yet finished.
        “The struggle continues for equality,” stated Ronnie Miller, president of the Bedford chapter of the NAACP.

  • Pass the ammunition

        It matters here.

        There is a fierce dialogue raging across our nation.  The topic is guns, and they are an integral part of life in Bedford.
        One reason is that Bedford is the top deer-hunting county in one of the top deer-hunting states in this nation.  In 2011, Bedford County saw a yield of 7,969 deer, tops in the state.  Southampton was second, with Bedford nabbing 1,400 more.

  • Board looks at plan for elementary redistricting

        The Bedford County School Board discussed, but didn’t take any action Thursday, on a scaled down elementary school redistricting proposal.
        But it does appear if the plan is approved, it wouldn’t go into effect until the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Storm bypasses Bedford

        A power outage and snow storm this past week disrupted some area residents’ lives, but it could have been worse.
        The power outage occurred Monday afternoon in Bedford when a conductor on a transmission line broke. That caused the outage on three of downtown Bedford’s electric stations, according to Jeff Weddle, the city’s public services director.

  • Win some, lose some

      Resiliency.  It's what you need to bounce back from what life throws at you.