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Today's News

  • Perriello briefs Chamber on federal stimulus package

        Congressman Tom Perriello stopped by the Bedford Welcome Center after President Barack Obama signed the federal stimulus bill to talk to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce about the federal stimulus package.

        “It’s about 40 percent tax cuts,” said Perriello.

        Perriello said most of these cuts middle class tax cuts. The spending is aimed to be counter cyclical.

  • Dr. Douglas Schuch picked as new school head

        Bedford County’s school board officially announced it’s choice of a new superintendent of schools at a press conference held Friday at Bedford Science and Technology center.

        “I’m pleased to announce that the board has appointed Dr. Douglas R. Schuch as our next superintendent,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler.

  • 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

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  • 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.