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Today's News

  • Where does he find these guys?

        Last year, Barack Obama promised the most competent, ethical administration ever. While I admit that it’s still early, the Obama administration is falling short of this lofty promise.

  • The hike

        The missionary leading our trip gave out the warning: If you have any reservations about taking this hike, don’t take it. A Philippine woman from the area had stated: “Tell the big ones not to go.”

        I went anyway.

  • Shedding light on government

    ?ast week’s admission by the Bedford County School Board that it could have better handled its disclosure — under the Freedom of Information Act — of its hiring of  Dr. Doug Schuch as its new superintendent sheds light on the issue of why FOIA exists in the first place. The people have a right to know what their government is doing; as much as possible government’s actions should not be hidden behind closed doors.

  • Letters

    School

    superintendent appointment

        Based on what I read in the Bedford Bulletin I find myself in the minority in siding with Talbot Huff who recently resigned from the Bedford County school board and Shirley McCabe who cast the only descending vote.   

  • Strengthening our Constitutional right to freedom of the press

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides in part that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...".  Protecting citizens’ rights to voice their opinions and ideas was so important to our Founding Fathers that they listed the freedom of the press in the First Amendment to the Constitution, along with the freedom of religion, the freedom to peaceably assemble, and the freedom to petition our government.

  • Obama stem cell order was correct

        The Obama administration sent a clear signal last week that science, not a mixture of religion and conservative political ideology, will be its guide in all matters of public policy.

        The president signed an executive order that reversed Bush administration rules on embryonic stem cell research, opening the way for more federal dollars to be used on activities that could lead to new methods of treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and other ailments.

  • A retirement home for al-Bashir

        The International Criminal Court charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with crimes against humanity on March 4.

        While some people are applauding this action, all the evidence so far is that this action by this “court” is a farce. Al-Bashir reacted by expelling 13 aid agencies from Darfur. Other African leaders reacted by rallying around him.

        Al-Bashir continues to rule Sudan and live in luxury.

  • Minutemen top Marion to make State semifinals

    Liberty unleashed the dogs and easily dispatched Marion Senior High School.  The win advanced the Minutemen to the state semifinals, where they faced Cave Spring.  That game took place Tuesday, at VCU’s Siegel Center.

  • River girls' run ends in Salem
  • Giving it a whirl

    Body Camp Elementary School’s PTA is raising money to buy new playground equipment and they’ve hit on a unique fundraising idea.

        It’s called “Dancing with the Staff” and is based on the TV program “Dancing with the Stars.” In the Body Camp version, the stars are replaced by faculty members. Even the principal, Dr. Marvin McGinnis, who has no problem with climbing up on a hot school roof top to promote reading, is giving it a whirl. Staff members are paired with students from the fifth grade class.