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Today's News

  • Allegations against one person should not discourage area residents from showing and giving our support

    Allegations of wrong-doing by the Hardy Volunteer Fire Company fire chief surfaced this past week just as the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department was kicking off its campaign to area residents asking for financial support. Those allegations shouldn’t discourage folks from giving to their local fire and rescue units. Members in those departments from around this area serve us every day and they deserve our financial support.

  • Letters

    New mentoring program

        Staunton River High School is establishing a mentoring program entitled Gentlemen by Choice. 

        This program designed to serve as a system of support to high school males in grades nine through twelve.  It exists to build self esteem, promote and improve academic success, and encourage social awareness.  Through participation in this program, many of the young men involved are given a proactive opportunity as opposed to a remedial strategy to enhance their self-esteem. 

  • American people want better accountability

    I’m glad to report that the era of appeasement in this financial crisis seems finally to have ended. In the past several weeks, there has been a call for better accountability, both retroactively and moving forward, from both parties.

  • The road to recovery

    This past week House Democrats presented their $3.6 trillion budget resolution – a budget which spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much. The Democrat budget proposes a deficit of $1.2 trillion for 2010, with the national debt climbing to $17.1 trillion.  It also includes one of the largest tax increases in history.  The spending in this budget is so massive that independent estimates suggest roughly 250,000 new federal bureaucrats may be needed to spend it all.

  • Confederate History Month at the museum

        The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library recognizes April as Confederate History Month by presenting stories of Confederate cemeteries that are being restored in honor of the brave people that served.

  • The perils of bipartisanship

        It’s hip to be “bipartisan.” It has been for quite some time now. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

        During his successful run for the presidency, Barack Obama got a lot of mileage out of talking about both parties “working together,” politicians in Washington abandoning their “old ways” and “getting things done” for the American people.

  • Mr. Magoo climbs a ladder

        I am not fond of ladders and an experience last month didn’t help matters.

        It was a beautiful sunny Saturday and I decided that it was a perfect day to take care of a task that I had been procrastinating on for several months. Maybe I should have procrastinated a bit longer as I just got new glasses the day before and this task involved a ladder.

  • Tanner crisp in win over Staunton River

    In a game that was billed as a matchup between a pair of top Seminole District pitchers, only one was able to stick around long enough to really show off his stuff.

  • Lawhorn, Burnette pace Lady Eagles

    There were plenty of new faces on the Liberty side of the diamond.

  • Commentary: Railbirds

    A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my older brother, Danny, in Philadelphia.  While there, we visited Chester Downs, which is just outside the City of Brotherly Love..