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Today's News

  • A new culture of leadership

    The American Idea – it’s what guided our Founders in creating a system of self-government. It’s at the root of American innovation, and the push by generation after generation to go places we have not before gone. The American Idea is about opportunity and freedom to prosper. As a Congress and as a nation, this Idea is something we cannot afford to ignore.

     

  • Let’s not fall into a Syrian sinkhole

        There is no sadder place on Earth today than Syria. It is not easy to correctly describe the suffering that has gone on for several years in that country.
        A civil war against the autocratic regime of President Bashir Assad has produced hundreds of thousands of deaths, and has forced millions to leave their homes.
        Much of the world is mystified over what to do about it. It’s also difficult to accept what may well be the truth about it: There’s little that any country can realistically do.

  • It’s too late for no-fly zones

        As I’ve mentioned before, President Barack Obama’s conduct of foreign policy gives me grave concern because I believe he is incompetent. His unwillingness to spend money on necessary defense projects along with his willingness to repeatedly reduce the size of the Army is another cause for grave concern.

  • Soering again

        Let’s hope Gov. Terry McAuliffe isn’t as irresponsible as Tim Kaine, the last Democrat to serve as Governor of the Commonwealth, when it comes to considering the outlandish request by convicted double murderer Jens Soering to be transferred to a prison in Germany to serve his term.

  • Name for new Reserve Center will soon be released

        It’s been a long-time coming, but a name for the new Army Reserve Center has been chosen. The Reserve Center is located on U. S. 460, just west of Bedford, in the new Harmony center.
        According to Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jody Martin, who manages the facility, the Reserve usually names a Reserve center in honor of a local soldier who has been killed in a recent conflict. Fortunately, the Bedford area has not lost any Army Reservists in combat in either of the two Iraq wars or in Afghanistan.

  • Soering again seeking release to Germany

        Convicted double murderer Jens Soering is again trying to talk a Virginia governor into releasing him into the hands of German authorities.
        But Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is adamantly against it.
        According to a recent lengthy article on Soering in the New Yorker, a member of Soering’s defense team has contacted the governor’s office about allowing him to return to his native Germany to serve his sentence.

  • Election 2015: The results are in

        This year’s state and local election, held on a sunny day with mild temperatures, brought out a larger than anticipated percentage of voters. Preliminary figures show that 21 percent of registered voters in Bedford County cast ballots last Tuesday.

        Voters reelected Sheriff Mike Brown by a margin of 76 percent with 10,225 voters casting ballots to reelect him.   Charles  Stebbins received 24 percent of the vote with 3,160 votes cast in his favor.

  • Would you kiss a pig?

        A pig paid a visit to Oakwood Manor, Friday.

  • Art students partner with Army Reserve Center on project

        A Liberty High School (LHS) art project is drawing attention to the new Army Reserve Center on U. S. 460. The students spent last Thursday afternoon painting some stacked hay bales.

        Melissa Friedwald, who teaches the Art 1, Adaptive Art and Digital Art classes oversaw the project, which was done by her third period Art 1 class.  Friedwald commented that she “usually doesn’t get to do the fun projects.”

  • Art students partner with Army Reserve Center on project

        A Liberty High School (LHS) art project is drawing attention to the new Army Reserve Center on U. S. 460. The students spent last Thursday afternoon painting some stacked hay bales.

        Melissa Friedwald, who teaches the Art 1, Adaptive Art and Digital Art classes oversaw the project, which was done by her third period Art 1 class.  Friedwald commented that she “usually doesn’t get to do the fun projects.”