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Today's News

  • Man flees from police

    Bedford Police continued this week to search for a 31-year-old man who fled from police following a traffic stop Friday to serve warrants on him.

        As a result, late Friday afternoon a warrant for the attempted capital murder of a police officer was issued for Brian Aubrey Burnette. The warrant is a result of the stop made by Investigator Tim Stanley about 2 p.m. Friday. According to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day, Burnette fled from Stanley in a vehicle, a van, injuring Stanley in the process. The van belonged to Burnette’s father, Day said.

  • Common sense?

        Has anyone seen common sense lately? Apparently it has vanished off the planet, especially from this country. Every day common sense becomes scarcer as we lay to rest the folks that grew up hard during the great depression and survived WWII. Most of their offspring will believe any propaganda that comes across the tube. The sad thing is that the more education they have the easier they’re brainwashed.

  • Remembering their service

    In less than two months veterans of D-Day from all around the nation are expected to come to Bedford to participate in the 65th anniversary of D-Day gathering scheduled to be held in June. The event is expected to draw thousands and will likely be the last large-scale observance of the anniversary of D-Day. The event, sadly, will be one man short with the passing this week of Ray Nance.

  • Perriello's first bill signed into law

    Last Thursday marked my 100th day as your U.S. Congressman, and I’d like to report back on some of the successes of this first 100 days and what more remains to be done. While the extraordinary times we face have demanded some extraordinary measures, like the recovery bill, I believe we have laid a strong foundation for economic recovery and fought successfully for the priorities for Virginia's working families.

  • Americans call on Washington to be fiscally responsible

    Just a few days ago millions of Americans from across this great country joined together to participate in taxpayer tea parties.  These gatherings were an opportunity for everyone to express their frustration and disdain for our broken tax code and the out-of-control government spending currently taking place in Washington.

  • Tax day “tea parties” make splash

        Tax Day 2009 had a new feature this year: so-called tax day tea parties, where people showed up to replicate the old Boston Tea Party and express their opposition to, well, paying taxes, I guess.

        Held in cities all across the country, including Roanoke, participants bemoaned the Obama stimulus package, the various government bailouts, and of course, the Internal Revenue Service, everyone’s least favorite government agency.

  • Obama’s foreign policy a mixed bag

        President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, so far, has been a mixed bag.

  • Virginia G. Bowman, 90, Durham

    Virginia Grainger Bowman, 90, formerly of Harrisburg and Bedford, died on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Durham, North Carolina.  Virginia was born in Washington D.C. on April 21, 1918, to Chester and Elsie Grainger. 

        She was graduated from Duke University in 1938.  She married Thomas Edward Bowman Jr. on May 31, 1941, at the Market Square Presbyterian Church.

  • Don’t look now, but tax day is here

    Today’s the day.

        By midnight tonight everyone is to have paid “their fair share” to the United State Government. Don’t forget, as our vice president said, it’s our patriotic duty. If only we had some patriots in Washington ready to follow their own rhetoric. To hear them talk, you’d think April 15 should be a time for hot dogs, watermelon and fireworks — not the Fourth of July.

  • Letters

    Time to move the proms?

        Should Liberty High School and the other Bedford County high schools move their proms this year form downtown Lynchburg?  That is a question that many Bedford County parents are asking in the wake of increased shooting and violence in the downtown Lynchburg area.