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Today's News

  • With its doors shut, new owner sought for Court Street UMC

        A piece of Bedford history is for sale.

        Court Street United Methodist Church, with a dwindling congregation, closed after a final worship service on Nov. 19, 2011. There were only 10 members left. Now, the building sits empty, except for visits by Danny Thompson. Thompson, now 58, grew up in the church and has the key. He acts as the agent for the congregation.
        “It’s hard, it’s hard,” he said. “Every time I come in here, I get choked up.”

  • Arrest made in May theft at Taco Bell; BCSO seeks second suspect

        One suspect in a May theft at the Taco Bell in Forest is in custody, another is being sought.

        The robbery occurred when a masked male carrying a handgun entered through the drive-through window on May 23. Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call a little after 11 p.m. that Wednesday night from the Taco Bell, 14867 Forest Road in Forest, reporting an attempted armed robbery.

  • Working to reduce red tape and create jobs In Virginia’s 5th District

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Putting Virginians back to work

    Americans are desperately looking for any sign that our economy is on the rebound. They are struggling to find work with the national unemployment rate above eight percent for the last forty-one months. They are facing rising prices on everything from gas to groceries. While Virginians have been fortunate in that we haven’t been hit as hard as other areas of the country, we are in no way immune to these problems. Virginians, like all Americans, want to see a plan to create jobs and end economic uncertainty.

  • A tribute to Sally Ride

    By Thomas A. Karnes
    Goodview

        The following is my tribute to the life and legacy of  a true American pioneer Astronaut Sally Ride. Perhaps her untimely death might help inspire us all to continue her work of educating and motivating young people.

  • Romney fouls out on foreign trip

    Mitt Romney’s hope of demonstrating expertise and leadership in foreign policy with his recent trip barely got past his gaffes in London.
        Many people were laughing over the fact that the Republican presidential nominee could have been so clueless as to diss the British – who were proud to again be in the international spotlight – over their Olympic preparations.

  • A little hypocrisy on wealth


        Rick Howell reminded me, last week, at how inconsistent liberal political hacks are when it comes to rich people. His column suggests that Mitt Romney’s wealth is obscene — that the term “obscene wealth” comes to mind when one contemplates what Mr. Howell calls Romney’s “vast wealth.”

  • Let the Games begin

    he athletes, by the thousands, gathered together Friday.
        From some 200 countries they came together in London for the 2012 Olympics. The flags were raised, the flame was lit; Paul McCartney sang.
        And then the games began.
        The scene that played out in women’s gymnastics Sunday displayed both the magic and the heartache of the games that will follow the next two weeks.

  • Area YOVASO groups, school SROs dominate year-end awards

        On Thursday July 26, Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, held its 2011-2012 awards banquet at Lynchburg College.

        It proved to be a coronation for the work local groups and individuals had put into that effort.
        The YOVASO Program is made up of over 100 middle and high schools from across Virginia. Of the 19 traffic safety awards handed out at the banquet, seven were given to Bedford County.
        Those included:

  • Controlling the deer in Bedford

        On a 5-2 vote, Bedford City Council voted last Tuesday to approve an urban archery program to help with deer management in the city.
        The city has had a deer management program for several years to help in controlling the deer population. Vehicle accidents involving deer continue to be a problem in the city, according to city officials, though at a decreased rate.