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Today's News

  • Fancy Farm

        The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library celebrates Confederate History Month with a series of stories about Bedford County locations that played a role in the War Between the States.

        This week we feature the home “Fancy Farm.” The following appears in the book  “The Peaks of Otter, Life and Times” by Peter Viemeister:

  • Our health care vision will endure

        Political fallout from the health care battle is still being recorded, even as many Americans are beginning to realize the justice and the decency of universal health care.

        I hope everyone saw the picture on the front page of the March 27 Roanoke Times. Hundreds of people were lined up to take advantage of an annual dental care clinic that’s offered free. There they were, the uninsured in full view, getting up early, probably before dawn, to stand in line for the care that they can’t afford.

  • We’ll need all the Republicans we can get

        Now that ObamaCare has been signed into law, we are stuck with the same sort of socialist monstrosity that is contributing to the slow suffocation of Europe’s economies.

  • Liberty and River split on the diamond

    Liberty’s best pitcher had to sit and watch as his team was topped by Staunton River, 7-5.

  • River sweeps Liberty on the pitch

    The Staunton River soccer teams got the chance to take on their old county rivals last week.

  • Sports commentary: The circle of life

      As with many things, one views sports  differently as one moves through life.

    I’m now at the point where the view is painful, however.

  • Fingerprints, new truck tires among key pieces of evidence commonwealth used to attempt to show Wesley Earnest killed his estranged wife

    A fingerprint expert testified Tuesday that two fingerprints found on a note near the body of Jocelyn Earnest on Dec. 20, 2007, belonged to her estranged husband, Wesley Brian Earnest, who is standing trial for first degree murder in connection with her death.

        The commonwealth’s case against Wesley Earnest was nearing its end Tuesday, six days into the trial in Bedford County Circuit Court, with the introduction of the fingerprint evidence. More than 220 pieces of evidence had been submitted by the commonwealth, in making its case.

  • Supervisors review school budget

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors appeared satisfied with the school budget that Dr. Douglas Schuch, the county’s superintendent of schools, and School Board Chairman Debbie Hoback presented to them at a work session late Monday afternoon.

  • Chamber hands out honors

        Businesses, non-profits and individuals were honored at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual business dinner, held at Mariners Landing, Friday night. The event was attended by more than 200 people, according to figures provided by the Chamber.

        Cintas Corporation was named Large Business of the Year. This award goes to a company with 51 or more employees.

  • Controlled burn held at D-Day Memorial

    The fire at the National D-Day Memorial, Thursday, was deliberately set — by the Virginia Department of Forestry.

        According to Todd Kready, the Forestry Department’s Bedford County forester, the Department was conducting this at no charge to the D-Day Memorial.

        “They are going to save money on maintenance,” Kready said.