Today's News

  • River calls it a season

      If only it could have been this way the whole enchilada.

  • Sports commentary: Cornucopia

        Forthwith is a grab-bag of thoughts and musings for your consideration.

  • New leaders take the helm at National D-Day Memorial

    The Board of Directors for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation convened on October 24 and appointed former vice presidents April Cheek-Messier and Jeffrey R. Fulgham as co-presidents for the organization. 

    As co-presidents, Cheek-Messier and Fulgham will report directly to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.  Cheek-Messier has been with the Foundation since January 2001 and Fulgham since September 2003. 

  • The House has acted to avoid the fiscal cliff

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    At  a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.


  • Working to build a better and brighter future for America

    While the national unemployment rate has improved slightly, millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work and millions more are underemployed, forced to accept part time employment because they have been unable to find full time work. Two-thirds of the jobs added last month were only part-time and the amount of jobs added in September is still 36,000 short of what our economy needs to just keep pace with people entering the workforce for the first time.


  • Final thoughts before we vote

        Growing up in Bedford County, I remember many positive and pleasant experiences. I also remember the vicious racism of the great majority of white people around me.
        I didn’t know who Martin Luther King Jr. was; but I knew that every white person who talked about him hated him. I can proudly say, though, that my own parents were not among those people.

  • ObamaCare is still a bad law

        A few weeks ago a fellow stopped by and handed me three sheets of paper which appeared to be the contents of an e-mail that he printed. The source seems to be a Web site called askmarion. I located an article at http://askmarion.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/dhimmitude-on-page-107-of-obam... . It was about “dhimmitude” and its contents closely, but not precisely, match the wording of what I was given.

  • Few turn out for candidate forum

    Four candidates for Bedford City Council — three incumbents and one challenger — spoke before a nearly empty room last Wednesday night at a forum sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.

        Those who attended the event, held at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford facility, barely outnumbered the candidates.
        Steve Rush, a retired law enforcement officer and currently a Bedford realtor and an incumbent city councilman, stressed his knowledge of the community.

  • What if? Local author uses novel to answer question

    Franz X. Beisser, founder of Bison Printing, has always been haunted by a thought: “What happened to my dad?”

  • Change is coming to school meals

        Long gone are the days when a cafeteria worker brings in her grandmother’s favorite recipe and uses that to prepare lunch for students that day.