Today's News

  • Budget has bipartisan support

    The General Assembly completed its business and adjourned its regular session for 2010 just before 6:00 p.m. on March 14.  The final days were dominated by completion of the largest single piece of legislation, the state’s 2010-2012 Biennial Budget.  That budget will set Virginia apart from a lot of other states, as it was balanced without raising taxes.

  • Obviously, a tax hike is needed

    House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong nailed it perfectly some weeks ago when he attempted to sum up the end result of the governor’s budget proposal: “Opening the rest areas and closing the schools.”

        Robert Francis McDonnell has made it clear on more than one occasion that one thing he won’t do is raise taxes.

  • Bipartisanship at its worst

        And he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:17 NASB)

        An article that appeared on page A4 of the Wall Street Journal on March 9 struck me as an example of bipartisanship at its worst — a Republican and a “Democrat” working together on a horrible piece of legislation.

  • Hardwood hard times

    Should a quintet of Liberty players seek a legal order to prohibit Northside teams from entering Bedford County, it would be understandable.

  • Knight-mare for local ladies

    Turner Ashby was a calvary general known as the “Black Knight of the Confederacy.”

  • Commentary: Olympic post-mortem

      And so the Winter Olympics exit stage left, not to be seen for another four years.

    I am left with some random thoughts, which I shall share with you forthwith.

  • Marshall's Thundering Bird

    It’s that time of year again. High school seniors are receiving acceptance letters to the colleges of their dreams, and are getting riled up about graduation—that next step toward freedom and adulthood. 

  • School employees say no to pay cuts

    With the possibility of layoffs and school closures looming, employees of Bedford County Public Schools were given the opportunity to fill out a survey that asked if they were willing to take pay cuts to save jobs and schools. The majority weren't.

        Dr. Douglas Schuch, superintendent of schools, presented the results to the county school board at a work session Thursday evening.

  • Bedford man faces 14 counts of animal cruelty

    A Bedford man is facing 14 animal cruelty charges after investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office allegedly located dead animals on his property.

  • School board continues to tackle budget shortfall

    Developing a budget is difficult if you don’t know how much money you have to work with. Bedford County’s school board spent nearly three hours wrestling with this problem at a budget work session Thursday evening.