.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Stopping job killing energy regulations and taxes

    Late last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the first steps toward a national energy tax by writing anti-growth regulations that make carbon dioxide – something that is necessary to sustain life on earth – a regulated pollutant under the Clean Air Act.  This backdoor attempt to institute a national energy tax will stifle economic growth and kill jobs, especially in the manufacturing, transportation, energy, and agricultural sectors.  Now more than ever, with the national unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent and 15 million Americans looking for

  • Conference committee now merging Senate and House versions of budget

    We are one week away from our final newsletter which will mark the end of the 2010 General Assembly session.  With the final week of the General Assembly session approaching, senators and delegates are moving quickly toward completing final work on legislation.

  • Guns always win in the legislature

        Over the years I’ve learned not to expect much in the way of progressive legislation from the Virginia General Assembly. It just doesn’t happen.

        Most of the Republican legislators are hard-core conservatives, given to all of the peculiar obsessions that implies. Far too many of the Democrats are so busy promoting their “Virginia Democrat” stance that they talk and vote just like the Republicans.

  • It's finally time: Earnest trial set for March 23

    After more than two years since his arrest, the first-degree murder trial against Wesley Brian Earnest is set to begin in less than three weeks. On Tuesday, Earnest was in court for a hearing on several pre-trial motions, including one regarding a 2005 journal entry written by his wife who he is  accused of killing in December 2007.

  • Lock, stock and barrel

    Liberty returned to Bedford Friday night with a haul of goodies from their trip to Amherst.

    Regular season championship trophy?  Check.

  • Tyree nabs third at State wrestling

    A County contingent of 11 wrestlers made the trip to the State championship, in Salem, last weekend.

  • Commentary: Questions about Pay to Play

      I have spoken with quite a few people about what is going on with the school budget and its likely implications to the local preps sports scene.

  • Forest swims up a storm

    Jefferson Forest has the best male 100 freestyle swimmer in Carter Watson.

    Jefferson Forest has the best female 100 freestyle swimmer in Susanna White.

  • Black ties and blue jeans

    The Bedford Community Health Foundation chose an unusual format for its annual awards event.

        It was a gala, held at the Elks National Home, with suggested attire consisting of black tie and tuxedo coats combined with blue jeans. It also included what Health Foundation members say is a historic event — Michael Cross wearing blue jeans. Cross, the foundation’s director of development, does not like jeans.

  • Water line project moves ahead

    The city of Bedford has awarded a contract for the extension of the 460 West water line. The hope is that the project will spur commercial development in the revenue sharing zone west of the city.

        The winning bid for the project was $316,000 by George E. Jones and Sons. The bids had ranged from that winning bid up to $423,000.

        City Manager Charles Kolakowski said developers like to know that the utility service is in place prior to committing to a project.