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Today's News

  • A real economic recovery

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve traveled throughout the Sixth Congressional District visiting numerous businesses, getting a firsthand look at the hard work their employees do, and listening to their concerns about the direction of the economy. Whether large employers or small, family-owned businesses, or if they are located in Roanoke, Front Royal, Amherst, or Waynesboro, their comments have followed a common theme: the federal government’s policies of more regulation and higher taxes are standing in the way of job creation.

  • 'Tea Party' Circus

    By J. Lane
    Hardy
     

  • Don’t fear a U.S. Ebola epidemic

    Generally speaking, mainstream media coverage of the Ebola crisis – as it relates to the U.S. – has been about as bad as it could get.
        Television coverage, in particular, has done nothing but stir up fear and paranoia, and some people don’t need much encouragement to lapse into either one.
        When one of the infected Dallas nurses was being transported to a hospital, and was even then listed in fair condition, CNN and MSNBC sent out helicopters to cover the “motorcade.”

  • The Republican Party is a political party

  • Bedford voters go to the polls

        Turnout at county precincts was brisk, Tuesday.

        “We’ve had higher turnout than we thought we would,” said Barbara Gunter, the county registrar. By 1:09 p.m, 24 percent of the county’s registered voters had cast ballots.
        D. J. Ashwell, chief of the Blue Ridge Water Authority precinct, said they had 391 voters come through by 11:30 a.m. — more than he expected. At that point voter participation had already topped 20 percent at that precinct.

  • Harvey to speak at Memorial's Veterans Day program

        John C. Harvey, Jr., a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, who is now the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs for the Commonwealth will be the keynote speaker for the National D-Day Memorial’s annual Veterans Day program on November 11. 
        Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Admiral Harvey who will speak at the National D-Day Memorial on November 11 at 11 a.m. during a special ceremony honoring veterans for their service.  The event is open to the public.

  • Bedford Post Office to offer USMC Postal Cancellation
  • Bedford DVS gives out annual awards

        October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Bedford Domestic Violence Services ended the month with its annual walk from the courthouse to a small park on Bedford Avenue that has a stone bench in memory of Sherrie Conner, a local woman who was murdered, the result of domestic violence. The spot receives loving care by the Blue Ridge Garden Club.

  • Certificate remembers Air Force Officer

        Congressman Robert Hurt stopped in Bedford to present a certificate and pin, from the Department of Defense, to Stephen Titus. The certificate is in commemoration of the Vietnam War and honors Titus' father, Captain Terrence Richard Titus, who was killed in Vietnam.
        Captain Titus, an Air Force Officer was killed when his C-123 crashed into a mountain in Pleiku Province in South Vietnam on June 11, 1965. The C-123 was a twin-engine cargo plane noted for its ability to operate out of small, unimproved airfields.

  • BCSO deputies involved in shooting