• Finding Faith in Bedford

    By Nicole F. Ashman

        We were given a wonderful opportunity and a night of information and enjoyment when Word of Life Evangelical Church opened its doors to over two hundred people in Bedford Sunday night.
        The general public was invited to view the movie Finding Faith. Finding Faith is a full-length narrative motion picture.  This film is a faith-based production that included Erik Estrada starring as the Sheriff of the Bedford County Police Department. 

  • Hagel, McCain, and wars of choice

    There’s an old saying about elephants having a long memory, which certainly makes them an appropriate symbol for Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
        They don’t forget; and they don’t forgive, either. They proved it at confirmation hearings for one of their own, former Senator Chuck Hagel, whom the president has nominated to be Secretary of Defense.

  • Will you please stop whining!

        A delegation from the teachers’ union showed up at last week’s board of supervisors meeting to whine about their pay. What a tragic tale they told! Maybe they should have brought somebody in to play sad music as their woeful story unfolded.
        “It’s just not possible to get to the end of the month on their salary,” whined one teachers’ union representative.

  • Fifth District Virginians visit our nation’s capital for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • The House continues its work on pro-growth legislation

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    The House of Representatives has wasted no time in addressing the pressing issues that we as a nation confront. Over the past week, the House acted to put our nation back on a path to fiscal sustainability, and we have introduced two bills that will rein in the federal government’s over-reach to protect individual liberties and get our economy back on track.


  • Crafting a simpler, pro-growth tax code

    We often hear that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the current federal tax code is a source of much uncertainty for many taxpayers. With Americans spending more than 6.1 billion hours to prepare and file their tax returns, it is clear that the current tax code is no longer working in a fair manner.

  • Uranium a main issue last week

        It may be snowing outside, but the General Assembly is heating up.  Committees are busy considering bills. The House and the Senate have even begun holding floor votes on legislation and sending them across the Capitol to the other chamber for consideration.  And, several organizations have flooded the halls and offices of the General Assembly Building, seeking to sway the votes on legislation they favor or oppose.

  • Bill will make access to vital records easier

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    District 23

        With fewer than 30 days before the 2013 General Assembly session is scheduled to end, things are moving briskly at the Capitol.   With the deadline for submitting bills now passed, we know just how much legislation will have to be considered during this year’s session.

  • More on the 2nd Amendment

    Taking offense

    By Tandy Amburgey

        I take offense at Mr. Howell’s slanderous comparison of the NRA with Nazi leaders Goebbels and Hitler! He forgets that this “gun lovers” group marched off to war along with the Bedford Boys to fight a guy named Hitler. They went with skills given them by the NRA.

  • John Kerry and U.S. foreign policy

    Early on, it was clear that John Kerry of Massachusetts had the qualites and the desire to do great things with his life.
        As a student leader at Yale in the early 1960s, Kerry could feel the promise of the decade, personified by the inspiration of the young president, John F. Kennedy.
        Third world countries were escaping the bonds of colonialism, yet the Cold War was raging. Kennedy’s assassination was the first blow to idealistic hopes in that decade.