Today's News

  • GOP message: Get rich or starve?

        Republicans won’t take over the House officially until the next Congress is sworn in after the New Year. But they’ve already tipped their hand.

        After their election victories in November, they let it be known that they would absolutely go to the mat to get tax relief for the wealthiest Americans.
        The so-called Bush tax cuts have not produced the jobs we were told they would. If they had, we certainly would not have the very high unemployment numbers we’ve seen for many months now.

  • Liberal Syndrome

        I’ve often thought of liberals as being intellectually challenged. Then, a couple of months ago I saw  there is evidence that being liberal is caused by a genetic defect. A medical study, which appeared in The Journal of Politics this past fall, indicated that people with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults. Maybe somebody should start a campaign to find a cure for Liberal Syndrome. A liberal asylum has already been established for these poor souls. It’s called San Francisco.

  • Third time’s the charm

    After losing two battles in federal court, including one challenge from Liberty University, foes to President Obama’s health care legislation won an important victory Monday in federal court in Richmond.

        It’s just a first step in what will certainly be a decision that will end up before — and be made by—the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, the fact that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was able to land the first blow to the massive and unpopular health care overhaul passed this year by Congress, is welcome news.

  • The lights are on!

        “We like to say we live on the best decorated street in Bedford,” commented Bedford City Manager Charles Kolakowski at the Elks Christmas lighting ceremony Friday night.

        Kolakowski lives right across the street from the Elks National Home and admits that the Elks Christmas light display has a lot to do with that.
        “We truly appreciate having them as neighbors,” he said.

  • Lady Cavs bring much

    A breakout year for the Lady Cavs?

  • Cavs have room to grow

    Should Paul Smith decide to buy some new uniforms for her boys basketball team, the JF head coach might want to reconsider changing from the current black and red color scheme.

  • Sports commentary: Season's gripings

      I’m happy to express Christmas cheer.  But that sentiment does not automatically extend to the college football bowl games..

  • Hoopsters on their way

    It was what you’d expect from some early-season basketball games.

  • Senior groups provide chance for fellowship

    A group of Bedford County seniors from throughout the county gathered in Goodview earlier this month to honor Lana Obenchain who for the last decade has been helping coordinate activities for them with the county.

        Obenchain, Bedford County program coordinator with the parks and rec department, will retire at the end of this month. The seniors program on Dec. 3 just happened to occur on the same day Obenchain became a great-grandmother.

  • Board approves Centra Health request

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, Monday night, unanimously approved a change of use request by Centra Health for a pavilion on New London Road.

        The 9,316 facility with a gravel parking lot, is located on a 22-acre tract. The late Al Stroobants built the pavilion for private gatherings and left the pavilion to Centra in his will. Centra plans to use it for public events, educational purposes, retreats and staff meetings.