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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Horse and hound hoopla

    What do horses, dogs and wine have in common? 

    Together, they drew more than 4,000 fans to Johnson’s Orchard for a sun-drenched day of fun.

  • "Dog" days of summer

    As if the opening games of the high school football season weren’t enough.

  • Young golfer hits big time

           Golf is one of those games that can be played well into one’s later years.

    It can also be played at a surprisingly young age.

  • Elite anglers will return in 2010

        BASS announced last week its revised 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series regular-season schedule and Smith Mountain Lake is still there, though the tournament date has been changed.

  • Quilts fill library at annual show

        For the 13th year in a row, the Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild has filled Bedford’s central library with color.

        This year the Guild’s 50 members have produced 108 quilted entries for the annual show. They range from bed quilts to wall hangings to accessories such as quilted hand bags and place mats.

  • Board names new assistant superintendent

        The Bedford County School Board made three administrative appointments at its regular meeting Thursday night, including naming a new assistant superintendent.

        The school board filled the school division’s number two spot, approving Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Schuch’s recommendation of Dr. Cherie Whitehurst as assistant superintendent for Bedford County Public Schools. 

  • Dr. Schuch gets to work

        Dr. Douglas Schuch is in transition.

        Schuch officially took the helm of Bedford County Public Schools on July 1, taking over from Dr. James Blevins who retired after a dozen years with the school division. His transition began before Blevins left. Schuch spent some time here while wrapping up his work in Stafford County where he had served in that school division’s central office.