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Today's News

  • Appeasement and half-measures make our world more dangerous

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A better way for tax reform

    When it comes to the current tax system, the list of complaints is far from short – you can probably tick off a few right now. From the lengthy, overly complex tax code to the arcane, bureaucratic operations of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States is in need of a new system. There is a better way for tax reform, and it starts with focusing on a tax code and IRS that works for us, not against us. We need a tax code that we can understand and an IRS that taxpayers can actually trust.

     

  • Republicans begin to abandon Trump

        As Republicans across the country watch, in horror, the train wreck that is Donald Trump’s campaign, many are no doubt having an existential moment that can only be expressed as, “My God, my God, what have we done?”
            Indeed. His nomination is a looming disaster unprecedented in modern politics. Nearly each day, he proves again that he is not fit in any way to be president of this country.

  • Hillary’s chance to prove her manhood?

        China is still seething with bellicosity following a decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague that ruled against China’s claims in the South China Sea. This court arbitrates conflicts between countries under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Both China and the Philippines, which filed a complaint with this court, are signatories to this treaty.

  • How, who will handle tourism?

        Reid Wodicka, the new assistant county administrator, talked to the supervisors about tourism during a 5 p.m. work session Monday evening.
        Wodicka said the tourism director’s position has been vacant since May. He said the tourism director’s job description focuses heavily on managing the Welcome Center and this may no longer be appropriate. He also said county staff needs direction from the supervisors concerning the tourism program.

  • It’s that time... School opens Monday

        Bedford County Public School age residents may not be ready to go back to school, but the schools are ready for them when school opens this Monday, Aug. 15.

        Thursday night, various school division department heads briefed school board members on the schools’ readiness.

  • Former Bedford Mayor Tom Messier remembered for his service, faith

        Some people leave behind the sweet aroma of a good life and good memories when they leave this earth. That was true of E. Thomas “Tom” Messier, who died last week at the age of 80 after a long struggle with cancer. He would have turned 81 in September.
        Tom Messier came to Bedford from Nashua, New Hampshire, in 1974 but, even after more than 40 years, still retained a strong New Hampshire accent. However, he was as dedicated to his adopted community as much as any person who was born and raised in Bedford.

  • Extra Points: 2016 Olympics

           Wow, that opening ceremony to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics was more than stunning. The culture, the visuals and the lighting of the torch was just amazing. What a beautiful way to open up one of the most prestigious world athletic events. If you missed it I highly recommend trying to find it on Youtube because it was spectacular.

  • Golf Previews

    Jefferson Forest golf looking for a state championship

  • Anemic economic reports demand a new approach

    By Congressman Robert Hurt