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Today's News

  • Social Security Administration alleviates bureaucratic inefficiencies
  • Hot air wins the day

    Last week, 52 percent of American voters chose slick talk over proven leadership.

    Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe Barack Obama will turn out to be a fine president. Or, perhaps he’ll end up being a mediocre Jimmy Carter. Or, we may be so sick of the change he’ll bring that we’ll wish him good riddance in 2012.

  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Thumbs up to everyone who took the time out last Tuesday to cast their ballots in the local, state and national elections. The 5th District Congressional District race shows just how much your vote counts. As of Tuesday morning that race was separated by just 745 votes, with Democratic challenger Tom Perriello leading incumbent Republican Virgil Goode. If that margin stands, it will work out to less than three votes per precinct being the difference in the race. That's not very many, considering some 126,917 eligible voters didn't show up to vote Tuesday in the District.

  • Letters

    Wet and Wine Noses

    Wine and Wet Noses did go together quite well at Savoy-Lee Winery!

    We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came out in support ofAll-American Mutt Rescue and the animals of Bedford County and Central Virginia that have a need to be rescued, rehomed, and loved forever.

    It turned out to be a beautiful day weather-wise and it was a very heartwarming day to see so many pets participating in the day with their families. It was wonderful to see so many of our former fosters with their new forever families.

  • Honoring those who have served and sacrificed

    It is truly an honor to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. America was founded on the principles of liberty, opportunity and justice for all, and on Veterans Day we recognize the men and women of our armed forces who have valiantly defended these values throughout our nation’s history. We ensure that their willingness to answer the call of their country on foreign battlefields will not quickly be forgotten.

    Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, began as a day of remembrance for those who died during the First World War.

  • Taking care of those who have taken care of us

    Each year, Veterans Day offers us a day of reflection and recognition of the sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made for our country. With one of the largest populations of veterans and active duty service members, Virginia plays a vital role in our nation’s defense. It is only proper that we honor their service and sacrifice with the necessary benefits that they have earned and deserve.

  • Emerson Creek Pottery offers customers a chance to own a piece of their American heritage

    At one time, the Bedford County property that now is home to Emerson Creek Pottery was a 500-acre land grant from the King of England.

    Now that property serves as the creation and distribution spot for Emerson Creek's growing nationally recognized pottery business.

    Since 1977 Emerson Creek Pottery has been offering to its customers the American heritage of handmade, hand painted pottery. The business was recently recognized by the U.S. Local Business Association for its work.

  • Parade returns to morning time slot

    After being announced as an evening Christmas parade for this year, Bedford's parade on Dec. 6 will, as usual, take place in the morning.

    The parade has begun for a number of years at 11 a.m., but Bedford Main Street decided last summer to change the parade's time to 7 p.m. Main Street handles the parade and other downtown Christmas festivities.

  • School salutes its own veterans

    For the second year, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School's students invited area veterans to a Veterans Day program at the school. The event, which drew a large turnout, featured music by a student choir and treats provided by the school's PTA.

    According to Mac Duis, the principal, Kevin Smith, one of the school's two music teachers, spearheaded the project.

    “We started the program last year,” said Smith.

  • Perriello claims victory, lead at 745 votes

    Democratic challenger Tom Perriello's lead in he 5th District Congressional race stood at 745 votes one week after the election, as the vote counts continued to be updated following last Tuesday's election. Perriello was claiming victory while incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode was expressing concerns about the accuracy of the vote totals.

    After holding onto the slimmest of leads for most of the day last Wednesday, Goode fell behind Perriello late that afternoon and the margin continued to grow for the Democrat.