Today's News

  • ObamaCare supporters in deep panic

        President Barack Obama’s radical overhaul of America’s health care system is running into a serious problem. The problem is that most people don’t want it, and most of those who don’t want it have made sure that their congressmen and senators know of their opposition.

  • Jeff Forest poised to nab golf crown

     By Mike Forster


  • Golden Eagles have much to cheer about

    The Staunton River cheerleading team took to the sands of Myrtle Beach.

    There, it competed in the UCA Cheer Camp.

  • Turpin named to PHCC Hall of Fame

      Patrick Henry Community College’s Athletic Director released the 2009 Hall of Fame inductees, and a Bedford athlete was included on the list.

  • On the Beach--commentary

       The wife and I spent the last week in Virginia Beach doing, well, beach things:  hitting the surf, enjoying a frosty beverage on the balcony and eating our share of good food.

  • Putney predicts: Budget woes to get worse

        Virginia is facing a $1.5 billion revenue shortfall in its two year budget.

        The Commonwealth budgets on a two-year cycle. On even numbered years, the General Assembly meets in a long session to adopt a budget. On odd numbered years, it convenes in a short session to tweak the budget. In the meantime, the governor can make cuts if state revenue fails to meet expectations.

  • History teachers meet history makers

        A group of Virginia history teachers got a chance recently to meet some men who made the history that they teach.

  • Goff elected to state office with FFA

    Elizabeth Goff  was recently elected Southside Area Vice President of the Virginia State FFA

        “This is a huge honor for her that carries a lot of perks as well as a tremendous amount of responsibility,” stated Lindsay Tomlinson,  Ag/FFA at Liberty High School.

        Goff was nominated and elected at the 83rd Annual Virginia State FFA Convention, held in Blacksburg June 22-25 after a grueling series of interviews. Goff graduated from LHS this past year as part of the Early College Program at CVCC.

  • Both the city of Bedford and Bedford County are facing some tough circumstances, but not all is bad according to District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek and Bedford Mayor Skip Tharp. The two spoke at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Town Hall, held at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford facility.

        The good news is that local unemployment is substantially lower than the national average. Cheek told the audience that the county’s unemployment rate has hovered between 5.6 percent and 5.9 percent.

  • Wildland Fire Crew reorganizes

        A meeting to recruit and reorganize the Bedford Wildland Fire Crew will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Bedford Fire Department.

        The Virginia Department of Forestry and Bedford County Fire & Rescue are in the process of reorganizing the crew.  Bedford’s crew was originally the first in the state but has since lacked organization and is in need of being revamped, according to Justin Dillon, Bedford County Forest Warden.