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Today's News

  • Protecting your private property rights

  • Farm Bureau files for judgment in Chesapeake Bay case

    By Donald Lewis
    Goode

        I agree with the law suit against the EPA.
        I am concerned they do not mention the chemical companies’ involvement in the Chesapeake Bay pollution of the nitrogen and phosphorus. The Monsantos and other big rich chemical companies have overloaded farmers for years. The cow manure is not the cause as our government is trying to make us believe.

  • A productive week

        This week Virginia entered into its fourth budget stalemate in 11 years.  This one, however, is very different from those that have occurred previously.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of March 7, 2012)

     

  • Reject anyone selling theocracy

    The United States of America has a long and honorable tradition of separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers did not intend to form a theocratic “Christian nation.”
        The men (no women or blacks, remember) who founded this country had very differing views about religion. They knew what religious wars between Catholics and Protestants had done to Europe.

  • Church news (week of March 7, 2012)

     

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    Chestnut Hill Free Will Baptist benefit

  • This is an exciting year


        One of the more memorable ads in this year’s Superbowl was a Mayan apocalypse themed Chevy commercial. The only thing that survives, other than Chevy trucks, are Twinkies. I was glad to see that the Twinkies survived as they were one of my favorites when I was a kid.

  • Celebrating the arts

    Congratulations to Sara Braaten, executive director of the Bower Center for the Arts, on being recognized for her work over the past three years at the Center.
        The James River Council for the Arts & Humanities recently presented her with the Arts Volunteer Award from the organization, noting that as the volunteer director of the non-profit, she was recognized for “almost single handedly transforming a quiet, little-known group into a lively and exciting center for the visual and performing arts.”

  • Cell tower plan needs update

        Bedford County’s telecommunications tower strategic plan needs an update, according to George Condyles, president of The Atlantic Group. This company serves as the county’s technical consultant on telecommunications tower issues.
        The current plan was adopted in 2002. At that time cell phone companies were in the process of transitioning from analog transmissions to digital. Wireless service concentrated on voice with very little data.
        “There was no such thing as apps,” Condyles said.

  • VT student from Bedford works on EcoCAR 2 project

        The EcoCAR 2 competition is an exciting challenge for Eli White, 2008 Liberty High School graduate and a mechanical engineering student at Virginia Tech. He likens it to working on a great puzzle.