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Today's News

  • Charges go to grand jury

    The charges against a Rhode Island man accused of traveling to Bedford County to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex have moved forward to a Bedford County Grand jury.

        Andrew Fitzgerald Holloway, of 774 West Shore Road, Warwick, R.I., waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Monday. He faces three charges of unlawful carnal knowledge, a Class IV felony, and two counts of communicating online with a female under the age of 15 years old for the purpose of soliciting carnal knowledge, a Class IV felony.

  • Goode won’t seek rematch

    The 2010 race for the 5th Congressional District seat won’t feature a Goode/Perriello rematch.

        Last November, Virgil Goode lost the 5th Congressional District seat to Tom Perriello, a Democrat, by 722 votes out of a total of 317,076 votes cast. Goode had served in the House of Representatives since 1997.

         In March, Goode filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. This allowed him to explore a run for Congress and accept campaign donations. He has now ended that exploration and decided not to run.

  • Bedford Hospice House reaches milestone

    Bedford’s Hospice House has reached a milestone, and marked the event by painting in the blank portion of its goal thermometer in front of the Bedford County Courthouse.

        The milestone was raising $1.6 million to build and equip the local hospice house, completing a fundraising drive that began in October 2006.

        “In view of the current economic crisis, it is quite remarkable that the target was reached in less than three years,” commented Michael Cross, a member of the fundraising committee.

  • In weighing in on the case, the President makes unfortunate, but not unintentional comments

    Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., President Barack Obama and Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley may all soon sit down at the White House for a beer to discuss old times. It’s a shame that get-together didn’t occur before the President spouted off last week about the arrest of Gates, his long-time friend.

  • In the red

        Being a former Bedford County business teacher for 27 years, I don’t understand how Bedford County schools can be in the red $7,000 (Roanoke Times, July 17 - “Bedford board may scrap virtual school”). 

  • Letters

    In the red

        Being a former Bedford County business teacher for 27 years, I don’t understand how Bedford County schools can be in the red $7,000 (Roanoke Times, July 17 - “Bedford board may scrap virtual school”). 

  • New federal education benefits now available

    A well-educated workforce is critical for regaining America’s long-term competitive advantage. But the cost of paying for college and community college is becoming even more burdensome for Americans in this economy. While families are losing income and benefits, college tuition prices continue to rise. The average student now graduates with over $22,000 in total student debt, including federal and private student loans.

     

  • Where is your money going?

    It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses.  As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time.  In these challenging economic times it is even more important for government to control spending and enact fiscally responsible solutions that are actually likely to turn our economy around.

     

  • Sticks and stones? Bring ‘em on

        My blessed mother reads the paper every week and always notices the hateful and snarling letters that are often aimed at your favorite liberal.

        “Did you see that awful letter?” she’ll ask. I usually haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll say, “Yeah, mom. It’s no big deal. It’s just the hot air you get from some people who can’t stand that somebody else disagrees with them.”

  • President Barack Ocarter

    Last week I spent a pleasant evening at a Bedford County home talking with some teachers and students from Indonesia. The Indonesians are here under the auspices of Legacy International and the United States Department of State. The event I attended was a dinner for those who are staying with families in the Bedford area.