Today's News

  • Roe v. Wade must be upheld

        Recently in Ireland, 64 percent of voters approved a national referendum that would legalize abortion in a country with one of the world’s most restrictive bans.
         There, a legal abortion can’t even be had as a result of rape or incest. Women who wanted abortions either had to have the means to go outside the country, or attempt it themselves. Irish hospitals had many cases over the years of women being brought in for botched abortion attempts, many of whom died.

  • Congress can’t nullify an election

        In spite of the efforts of “Democrats” and their friends in the mainstream media to convince people that President Donald Trump has cloven hooves, a tail and carries a pitchfork, President Trump’s latest Rasmussen poll shows his approval rating at 48 percent. It’s not just Rasmussen. According to The Hill, in an online story on July 2, a then just released Harvard CAPS/Harris poll gave him an approval rating of 47 percent.

  • A fair hearing

        Monday evening President Trump announced his nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States. That nominee is Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
        Immediately following the announcement, the partisan rhetoric began.
        Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stated that the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh would threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come.

  • Moneta man indicted, arrested

        On October 6, 2017, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible abuse case involving a child.
        After investigating the complaint Sheriff’s investigators arrested Tony Stewart Phillips of Moneta on October 31, 2017, and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a child. 

  • Search for missing boy has sad ending

         It was a sad end to the search for a 2-year-old missing child Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials confirmed that divers had located the missing boy’s body around 1 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake.
        The body of August Farley was found at 12:55 p.m. near a dock at the Lake. The family is from Texas and has been renting a home at the Lake. The ending was not what the more than 150 first responders had hoped for who participated in the search and many were visibly upset after learning of the outcome.

  • Board starts looking for replacement for Boggess

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began the process to find a replacement for County Administrator Carl Boggess, who will retire at the end of the year. 
        After a lengthy closed session, the supervisors voted to hire Novak Consulting Group, an executive search firm, to find Boggess’ replacement.

  • YMCA program serves 100 children

    By Mary Jo Boone
    Bedford Area Family YMCA

        The Bedford Area Family YMCA, in collaboration with Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School as well as with YMCA of the USA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are providing the Summer Power Scholar Academy for the second year in a row.

  • Silver Notes

        The group calls itself “Silver Notes” and it’s sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation. 

        Members of the group, all retirees, came up with the name because that’s the color of their hair. The group has been singing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2009.
        “Gail and I started it,” said Alana Obenchain.
        Gail is Gail St. Clair, one of the group’s members.

  • Martins volunteer at The Greenbrier

    Debby and Danny Martin have walked The Greenbrier with some of the world’s best golfers.

        Since the resort started hosting a PGA tour event in 2010, they have served as volunteers during the week. The Bedford couple was there again this week, navigating the course as an official walking scorer (Danny) and a Standard Bearer (Debby).
        Danny’s job is to record each shot taken by the golfers during the round and Debby carries the scoreboard to inform spectators of the golfers’ scores in their group.

  • Sports Day-ly: This time around James was a teacher

    By: Christian Taylor
    Sports Intern

    Almost every person in the world with internet access has heard it by now, but in case you haven’t, LeBron James is headed to Los Angeles. At the very beginning of NBA Free Agency, James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a 4-year contract worth around $154 million. Whether you love him or hate him as a player, I think we can all learn a thing or two from 2018 LeBron James.