Today's News

  • We must stop the spending spree

    Today, the American people are facing one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  Our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes, and many are worried about the future their children and grandchildren will inherit. They are deeply concerned about the outlook for our nation and wonder if their children will grow up in the same America they did.  People are looking for solutions to the problems we face. 

  • Idiots have spoken: Obama is a Muslim

        In the movie “Forrest Gump,” one of many immortal lines stands out: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

        Surely there’s been nothing more stupid in political news recently than the poll that shows there’s been an increase in the number of people who believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. “Stupid is as stupid does” has never been more demographically demonstrated.

  • An amazing way of seeing things

        I’m often amazed at how political party hacks look at things.

  • Blessing in disguise

    A U.S. District judge’s decision this week to stop, at least temporarily, federal funding of embryonic stem cell research comes on the heels of recent reports that adult stem cell research is where true advances are being made by researchers.

  • Local guard unit returns from Iraq

    Approximately 300 soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team returned to the United States Aug. 19 after serving in Iraq since March.

  • Victory lap

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford resident, just returned from what might be termed a victory lap.

        Jensen is a Navy veteran from World War II. He served aboard an LCS (L). Termed “Mighty Midgets,” they were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day.  Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these craft could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Hubbard resigns from council

    Bedford City Councilman Jeffrey B. Hubbard has resigned from council because his family has moved outside the city limits.

        Hubbard’s resignation became effective Aug. 17. In his letter of resignation to Mayor W.D. “Skip” Tharp, Hubbard expressed his “profound regret” for the necessity of this action. “I believe it is in the best interests of my family, the city and the goal of efficient and transparent government that I take this step,” he wrote.

  • Celebrating 70 years

    Sam Moore Furniture is celebrating 70 years of making furniture.
        The company held plant tours, Saturday, as part of that celebration. West Wind, which performs a mix of southern rock and country music, provided entertainment.

  • Sports commentary: Incongruous

     I never thought I’d see the day.

    By “the day,” I refer to a time when I lift pen to paper in defense of Roger Clemens.

  • Scrimmages wrap up

    As Hank Junior likes to sing, “Are you ready for some football?”

    Well, ready or not, it’s ready for you.