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Today's News

  • EastLake Community Church to hold grand opening Oct. 17

        This Sunday a growing Moneta church is going to the grocery store.
        On Sunday, Oct. 17, the old Shoprite building at the corner of Va. 122 and Hendricks Store Road will come back to life as EastLake Community Church holds its first service at the renovated building.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Oct. 13, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

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

    Bedford Humane Society yard, bake sale

  • Church news (week of Oct. 13, 2010)

    Notices

    Fall Revival
        The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Bunker Hill Community, where the Rev. Jesse Waller is pastor, will be having Fall Revival Oct. 18-22. The preacher for the week will be Elder Johnny W. Hunt. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. nightly with church services starting at 7:30 nightly. Area choirs will be there nightly.

    Revival

  • Broadband makes our communities more competitive

  • Protecting the Chesapeake Bay

    Earlier this week, I joined several hundred individuals attending a meeting to express their concerns over EPA’s recent draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulation.  The TMDL mandate sets strict limits on the amount of nutrients that point sources, such as water treatment plants, and non-point sources, such as farms, can discharge.  The limits that EPA is proposing have far-reaching consequences for everyone who lives, works, and farms in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 

  • Robert Hurt’s ‘he didn’t listen’ campaign

        Congressman Tom Perriello’s campaign for re-election continues to have national implications, as Republicans seek to prove that they can overcome the public’s mistrust of them and, somehow, gain a majority of seats in the House of Representatives.

  • A legislative remedy would be better

        Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Snyder v. Phelps, a lawsuit. The Phelps in the case is Fred Phelps, the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, in Kansas. The Snyder is Albert Snyder, the father of a Marine who was  killed in Iraq in 2006. Phelps and his followers showed up at the funeral waving protest signs with slogans that included “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God hates Fags.” They also displayed a sign, because the Snyders are Roman Catholic, stating “Pope in Hell.”

  • Attacking ads

    ifth District Congressman Tom Perriello attacked his Republican challenger Robert Hurt last week about a political ad being run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in support of Hurt’s campaign.

  • Convictions yield 10-year sentence

    A discussion of a state statute cropped up once again during John Edward Pressley’s sentencing hearing in Bedford County Circuit Court, Friday. The 25-year-old Martinsville man entered four no contest pleas to computer solicitation of a child less than 15 years old at a hearing in August. The charges stemmed from conversations Pressley had on the computer between May 6, 2009, and June 3, 2009, with a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office undercover officer that Pressley believed was a 13-year-old girl.

  • Local woman receives car from charity

    Teresa Bayne got a new car and she wants others to know about it.
        She received the 1994 Cadillac Deville from Free Charity Cars, a  charity out of Longwood, Fla. “The charity helps people who are in need receive vehicles, by signing up and creating your page and story,” Bayne said. “You vote for others in need and in return they vote for you.”