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Today's News

  • BBB warns against price gouging

        Some people have noted how many folks pitched in to help others during the recent widespread power outage.
        “Everybody’s there helping,” commented Kris Angstadt, who moved to Bedford from Pennsylvania.
        “And like, for free,” she added. You don’t have to hire people to do it.”    
        Angstadt said that she is accustomed to people profiting from an emergency.

  • Hurt visits local business

        Congressman Robert Hurt stopped by Fresenius Blueridge Dialysis last week on a tour of businesses in the 5th Congressional District. The visit took place on Wednesday as the area was recovering from power outages due to the massive derecho that struck the area the previous Friday.

        According to Stephany Dietrich, who heads the dialysis center, Blueridge Dialysis did not lose power, but it also has a generator.
        “We are a dialysis facility,” she explained.

  • Reversion closer

        The reversion agreement, signed by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Bedford City Council last year cleared a major hurdle on Monday.

  • Still involved at 91

    Jane Amnott, now 91, has had a very active life. Even now, she’s still involved in the Keep Bedford Beautiful Committee (KBBC).

        “I was there last night,” she said when interviewed for this story.

  • Living without electricity

        They were left without power—and they had to adapt.

        In the face of a massive power outage that left thousands without electricity, they did without air conditioning in the sweltering heat and, in many cases, without water.

  • Bulletin update: County cooling stations for this weekend

     

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    Bedford County Cooling Stations Open at the Following Locations:

    Citizens Encouraged to Take Heat-Related Safety Precautions

    For Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 6-8, 2012

    Bedford County, in cooperation with local organizations is opening the following cooling stations throughout the locality:

  • Governor McDonnell Issues Update on Virginia’s Recovery from June’s Historic Derecho Storm

    RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today issued the following update regarding Virginia’s ongoing recovery from severe storms that struck the Commonwealth June 29-30.

    As of 10 a.m., power companies are reporting that approximately 107,300 customers remain without power statewide. Dominion Virginia Power reports 24,096 outages, with 8,900 of those in northern Virginia. APCO reports 81,273 without power, with 18,951 of those in the city of Lynchburg and 10,589 in the city of Roanoke. Electrical cooperatives have 1,975 customers without power.

  • Health District Offers Satellite WIC Office

    (LYNCHBURG, Va.)--Due to storm-related issues, many families in Central Virginia have been unable to make it to local health departments to access the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. The Central Virginia Health District will provide participating families with WIC vouchers at Thomas Road Baptist Church on today, July 5, and tomorrow, July 6, from 9:00a to 5:00p. This satellite service is only for currently enrolled families in the WIC program. Ask for the Bride and Groom rooms beside the Pate Chapel at the TRBC Information Booth upon arrival.

  • Happy Fourth Of July

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As Americans across the 5th District come together this year to celebrate Independence Day, we are once again reminded of the importance of our founding principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty that our Founders crafted into the beginnings of this great nation.

     

  • Full repeal is the only option

    This week we received extremely disappointing news as the Supreme Court handed down their much anticipated decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare. In the narrow 5-4 decision the Court ruled the individual mandate, the centerpiece of the President’s health care law, unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause. However, the Court upheld the individual mandate as a tax, striking a blow to the principle of limited government that is laid out in our Constitution and delivering a very bad result for the American people.