• A grave injustice

    By Martin Leamy
    Reba, Virginia

        On 13 November 2014, the students, parents and teachers of Thaxton Elementary School suffered a grave injustice. 

  • Obama acts correctly on immigration

    Progressives are heartened by the recent actions of President Barack Obama, who seems to have found his liberal soul again after losses in the historically-low turnout election this year.
        Yes, the so-called “Republican wave” was produced by the lowest voter turnout in America since 1942. That’s right: 1942. Google it if you don’t believe me.
        Essentially, the turnout this year was white, male and Republican.

  • Whatever they want to call it
  • Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • It’s time to get back to work

    You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the. I’d say that’s long enough, wouldn’t you?


  • In support of Virginia property rights

    By Bruce Shelton
    SMMBA President

  • The faces of hunger

    By Helen Fiaschetti
    Administrative Manager
    Bedford Christian Ministries

        If you were to look out at the sea of faces in the waiting room, you would find the faces of hunger, coming for whatever we can provide from what has been lovingly donated by residents of Bedford for the needy of our county. 

  • What, exactly, is a ‘unit’ committee?

        This week, I’d wanted to write about the clear signs that national Republicans – who are about to take over the whole Congress – are already acting as extremists and abandoning any notion of working with the president. But that subject will wait.
        The fact is, I’ve been doubled up in laughter-inspired hysterics over the recent actions of Bedford County Republicans. I just couldn’t let the subject go without comment.

  • ‘Democrats’ need to face reality

        It’s amazing the way “Democratic” party hacks so reliably resort to accusations of racism for their own partisan political purposes.
        Most of the time they try to say that President Obama’s critics are racists. How could anyone oppose the policies of Barack the Magnificent, the glory of whose splendor, like the rising sun, brings light and life to all? They must just hate him because they are racists.

  • A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years. Tuesday’s election significantly changed the dynamics in Washington, and with that change comes renewed opportunities to advance policies that will address the most pressing issues facing our country.