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Today's News

  • Feud between brothers turns violen

    Virginia State Police and Bedford County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene at Haven Heights Road, approximately two miles west of the city of Bedford, responding to a shooting.

    A brother allegedly shot his brother and his brother's son, the result of a feud that neighbors say that has been going on for several years. One neighbor said that they were always at each other's throat. The mother of one of the men shot said the brothers have been to court several times over the feud.

  • Multiple shootings - alleged shooter still at large

    Virginia State Police and Bedford County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene at Haven Heights Road, approximately two miles west of the city of Bedford, responding to a shooting. Multiple victims are being airlifted. The alleged shooter is still at large. Both sides of U. S. 460 are currently closed.

    More details will be posted as they become available.

  • Shootout leaves one dead

    A shootout, just before midnight, Thursday, left one dead and one wounded.

        According to Sheriff Mike Brown, the county's dispatch center got several calls around 11:30 p.m. reporting gunshots being fired at a residence on Johnson Mountain Road. Witnesses reported that a green Mustang was in the area and the people in the car were firing a firearm and Michael Loboshefski, 29, who lives at 5402 Johnson Mountain Road was returning fire with a .22 caliber rifle.

  • Laying veterans to rest

        In an effort to show its appreciation for their service, the U.S. has granted certain benefits to help with the costs of laying our veterans to rest.

        The burial benefits available for eligible veterans include burial allowance, plot or internment allowance, headstones or markers, a U.S. flag, a presidential memorial certificate and military funeral honors, including an honor guard and playing of “Taps”.

  • The House is fighting to change the spending culture in Washington

    Over the past several weeks Washington has been seized with the issue regarding the President’s request to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.

     

  • Getting the nation’s fiscal house in order

    For months now the Leadership in the Congress and the Administration have been negotiating the amount of money that the federal government is allowed to borrow. Unfortunately, because of continued out-of-control spending, Congress was yet again asked to increase the debt ceiling – not to create new spending, but to pay for what Congress has already obligated.

     

  • Cut the Pentagon budget deeply

        Finally, there is a consensus on both sides of the aisle in Congress that, yes, military spending is far too high and has been for quite some time.

        Therefore, it must be cut, especially at a time when everyone else (except the rich, of course) is being asked to sacrifice. We have to reform a military budget that is roughly one quarter of what we spend each year.

  • Terrorists and enemies?

         Last week saw some pretty outlandish outbursts from the left ranging from the highest levels, (Vice President Joe Biden) to the lowest (Rick Howell’s The Liberal Agenda).

        Uncle Joe called tea party backed Republicans “terrorists.” Biden made the remark in a closed door “Democratic” caucus meeting and later denied making it. However, according to Politico’s website, several sources who were present at the meeting stated that Biden indeed said it.

  • Put out the fire!

    History was made Friday when Standard & Poors, one of three ratings agencies, downgraded American sovereign debt from AAA to AA+. It's the first time ever that America's credit rating has taken a hit. The downgrade affects long-term bonds.

  • School board learns about blended learning

        Computer-based learning is where education is headed, according to Dr. Allison Powell, a representative of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

        “It isn’t just a trend or fad that is going to go away,” she said.