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Today's News

  • 2nd concert to benefit restaurant’s employees is this Saturday

    The second of two benefit concerts to help employees of Olde Liberty Station takes place at Liberty High School this Saturday.

        Olde Liberty Station was destroyed in a fire in September.

        The concert features Second Flyte, a local Byrds tribute band. This is no fly-by-night group. The band’s Web site contains a glowing endorsement by Chris Hillman, one of the three surviving members of the original ‘60s rock band.

  • School board may conduct benefits audit of employees

    At the request of School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler, Bedford County Public Schools may hire a firm to conduct a benefits audit of its employees.

        Hostutler brought up the proposal during a comment session at last Thursday’s school board meeting. “I bet it would be pretty eye-opening,” he said of what he believes would be discovered.

  • Honoring our veterans

    The armistice that ended World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In years following that war’s end, Nov. 11 came to be known as Armistice Day. In the ‘50s, President Dwight Eisenhower made it a national holiday named Veterans Day.

        For the third year in a row, Bedford Middle School has held a special program honoring area veterans. Laura Kitts, a teacher there, has spearheaded the annual event and her husband, Col. Charles Kitts, was one of the speakers.

  • Planning commission approves business

    Moneta is closer to getting a new business.

  • The General Assembly should take a look at lowering speeds

    ccidents happen.

        Sometimes those accidents can’t be avoided, but far too often they could have been. Reducing the speed on secondary roads in Virginia might help.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors plans to ask legislators to lower the speed limits on all secondary roads from 55 miles per hour to 45 mph, unless a different speed is posted. That change could potentially help save lives in Bedford County and across the commonwealth.

        It’s a request worthy of consideration.

  • Letters

    Festival of Trees

        When we moved here several years ago it was a pleasant surprise to see the signs, “Bedford, The Christmas Capital of Virginia.”

        We have enjoyed the display at the Elks Home and really appreciate the work involved for the wonderful display at Liberty Lake Park. What a treat for the children to see the Christmas Parade and enjoy the Buggy Rides in Centertown on Fridays.

  • Bill will extend Virginians’ unemployment for an additional 14 weeks

    I want to update Virginians on some of the efforts I am undertaking in Congress to get our economy back on track.

  • Health care reform: there is a better way
  • Conservatives in a purging mood, again

        Democrats picked up two more seats in the House on Election Day, winning special elections in New York and California. The party’s majority in the House now is such that it won’t be seriously threatened for many election cycles.

        Most of the media’s attention was on New York’s 23rd congressional district. There, conservative ideologues wickedly attacked the GOP nominee and forced her out of the race.

  • Will ACORN sprout in ObamaCare?

        A couple of months ago, thanks to some enterprising private citizens, ACORN got caught giving advice on how to break the law.

        Videos surfaced in September of employees at ACORN field offices in three different cities advising a pair, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, on how to launder money earned from prostitution. They also got advice on how to evade the law to bring underage prostitutes into the country and house them.