Today's News

  • A pledge to America

    Six months ago House Republicans launched an innovative online forum, AmericaSpeakingOut.com.  This site allowed folks from all over the country to share their thoughts and suggestions for the future of our county.  We followed up with thousands of town hall meetings and other contacts with constituents. The goal was to start a national dialogue that brought the halls of Congress into American homes.  I am happy to report that is exactly what has happened.  

  • Rooting out corruption in our judicial system

    It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench.  Indeed, only 15 federal judges have been impeached by the House of Representatives in our nation’s history.  However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.

  • Help us protect you

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    Dial 9-1-1


  • Perriello, Hurt race very close

        A few weeks ago, what I heard from Democratic activists and campaign operatives was four very dreaded words: The House is gone.

        Now, things seem to have brightened a bit. Polling shows that Democrats may not lose control of the House, after all. And, because of the nomination victory of “tea party” weirdo Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, the U.S. Senate seems safe for the party of working people.

  • Not a tempest in a teapot

        The TEA Party movement is certainly not a tempest in a teapot. It’s a tempest, alright, but it certainly won’t fit in a teapot. Right now, it looks more like a hurricane and it’s frightening the party hacks in both major parties.

  • The tale of two hearings

    It’s no wonder the American people have little confidence in the federal government. Two sets of testimony given in Washington last week revealed the severe problems with this nation’s current leadership — both in Congress and at the White House.

        To some, providing leadership for this nation appears to be nothing more than a big joke.

  • Sports Commentary: Running amok

     While Mike recovers from his vacation, he hands the column over to the wife.  Here, she shares her experience from the world of running.

    By Mrs. Forster

  • Black and Blue goes to the Blue

    For the better part of three quarters, the fight for the Black and Blue trophy was a defensive struggle. But the E.C. Glass offense broke free in the final 12 minutes and ruined Jefferson Forest’s bid for its first win of the year, defeating the Cavaliers (0-4, 0-1) 30-16.

  • Patrick Henry gets new executive director

    Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation has a new executive director. Local residents had a chance to meet him at a meet and greet at their Bedford facility, located on Dickerson Mill Road, this past Saturday.

  • River wows homecoming crowd

     By Jeff McClintock

    Special correspondent