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Today's News

  • Winter wonderland

        Central Virginia was on it’s way to a winter with unusually low snowfall. According to Phil Hysell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, Lynchburg had only seen 1.5 inches of snow all winter.

        That all changed starting Sunday afternoon when a strong winter storm system rolled up eastern  North Carolina and Virginia. It dumped 11.5 inches on Lynchburg giving that city its heaviest snowfall since February, 1996.

  • Loft on Lawyers Row provides historic experience

        People looking for a historic experience in Bedford now have a new opportunity.

        The Loft on Lawyers Row opened for business last month, taking it’s first guests on Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Welcome Dr. Schuch

    ow we know who Bedford County Public School's next superintendent will be. Dr. Douglas R. Schuch was introduced to the public at a press conference on Friday.

        Although Dr. Schuch is taking command at a difficult budgetary time, he will face a better situation than Dr. James Blevins faced when he came 11 years ago.

        For one thing, Dr. Blevins is leaving while in the good graces of the school board. Back in 1998, the school board was about ready to tar and feather Dr. John Kent and ride him out of town on a rail.

  • Letters

    Family expresses appreciation

        To all of our neighbors, friends, family, including the local businesses, churches, the Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, Bedford Police Department, and the City of Bedford Employees:

  • The joys of an activist presidency

        On every possible issue confronting the American people in this year of 2009 and beyond, the new president of the United States has made one thing clear: He intends to make his mark on all of them.

        In his first address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24, Barack Obama demonstrated again the idealism and the belief in hoping for the best, then actually trying to make change happen that got him so easily elected.

  • The colossal ego summit

        George Clooney met with President Barack Obama last month.

        Clooney, an actor, is a Darfur activist and that region of Sudan was the purpose of his meeting with President Obama. Darfur is one of several of Africa’s on-going horror stories. The region is in southwest Sudan and there’s been a civil war in progress since 2003.

  • Letters

    How much

    does it cost?

  • Dr. Carol M. Swain overcame deprived beginning

    This week the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library is proud to honor Carol M. Swain Ph.D.

        Carol was raised in Bedford County in a shanty without running water and electricity in only two rooms. She had 11 brothers and sisters and a father that was not always there. Her mother Dorothy Henderson, “Mama Dot” had infantile paralysis as a child which made one side of the body smaller than the other and she was crippled for life.

  • Conservatives finally discover deficits!

        With very little to show for his sincere efforts at bipartisanship, President Barack Obama nonetheless signed his landmark economic stimulus bill into law, thanks to the votes of Democrats and just three common sense Republicans in the Senate.

        When one speaks of Republicans and uses the phrase “common sense,” what is being said is a word most conservatives disdain: moderate. Those dipped deeply into the fires of right-wing orthodoxy have no compass for the center. Nor do they want one.

  • Rock solid reasons to believe

        I had the opportunity to attend a conference on Charles Darwin last week held Feb. 15 through 17.  It was scheduled to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his Origin of the Species. Charlie’s birthday is on Feb. 12.

        This conference, by the way was not a Darwin Day celebration. It was sponsored by Answers in Genesis, a creationist organization that believes Darwin got it wrong and can offer data to demonstrate what’s wrong with Darwin’s theory.