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Today's News

  • 2012 and beyond: A different America

    In the 2008 presidential election, the word “change” became the operative description of what both campaigns were promising. Barack Obama started it, and John McCain then tried to adapt it to his own purposes.
        As we approach the New Year, it seems apparent that America is at the beginning of many profound changes in the years and decades to come. Most of these changes won’t be the kinds of things a politician would campaign on.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Christmas day crash claims Thaxton man

    Justin Christopher Love, 31, of Thaxton, was killed in a single vehicle accident early Christmas Day.
        According to State Police, Love's 1989 Ford van went of the left side of Va. 1022, about three-tenths of a mile from it's intersetion with Va. 24. The van rolled over an embankment and struck several trees before coming to rest. Love, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
        The accident, which occurred at 2:15 a.m., is still under investigation and State Police have not yet determined its cause

  • Citizen group says supervisors violated state law

        A group that calls itself Bedford Above Board, is unhappy with the way the county went about notifying citizens of a public hearing on the zoning ordinance. The hearing, on changes that the board of supervisors plans to make to the county’s zoning ordinance, was held in November. It ended up being held in two parts because the supervisors’ meeting chamber was not big enough to hold the crowd that turned out. It was reconvened to Bedford Science and Technology Center the following week.

  • Father and son form team for rodeo steer roping event

        Twenty years ago Street Overstreet found a way to have both quality time and quantity time with his son, Brandon. He taught him to rope steers and they formed a father and son rodeo team.

        “I grew up around horses and cattle all my life,” said Street. “I wanted to be able to do stuff we could do together.”
        Brandon is now 26, and the two men compete in rodeo team roping events.

  • Sports commentary: Beknighted

      Over the course of the season, you've been exposed to plenty of propaganda telling you how the NFL is made up of a bunch of great guys.

  • Heritage gets grinchy on M-Men

      Don't bury these guys yet.

  • All Region III football - First team

    First Team Offense

    Quarterback: Kendall Becraft Brookville Junior