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Today's News

  • Purple Heart Truck Run stops at D-Day Memorial

        One of the four 2018 Purple Heart Truck Runs making their way across the country stopped at the National D-Day Memorial Friday afternoon.

        The trucks are  Ford F-150 trucks donated by Ford and modified by Wounded Warriors Family Support for use by paraplegic or amputee veterans.

  • Local eatery closing its doors

        The Rainbow Drive-In closed its doors Saturday, although a sign on the doors stated that it will reopen at an unspecified later date.

  • ‘Chance’ meeting

        Dick Elder never knew his father.

        But following a “chance” meeting this past week at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, he’s learning more about him. That knowledge includes learning that one man who served under the command of Elder’s father named his son after his captain.

  • Highway named in honor of Putney

        The section of U. S 221 between the Bedford town limits and the Lynchburg city limits has been named the Delegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway.

        The name officially took effect and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) put up the highway signs on June 27. That day would have been Putney’s 90th birthday.

  • In the mud with Corey Stewart

        Over the next four months, Virginians will see on full display the worst and most sickening aspects of the vile poison unleashed in our politics by Donald Trump.
        That’s because the Virginia GOP nominated Trumpanzee sycophant Corey Stewart as its candidate for U.S. Senate. Stewart’s only claim to fame is his Goebbels-like worship of the lying, corrupt New York City real estate hustler in the Oval Office.

  • Mixed feelings about immigration

        I have mixed feelings about the immigration debate.
        Immigration is good. We have some fine businesses in this area that are owned and operated by immigrants. All of us are descendants of immigrants. My German ancestors came here at some point before 1848 as that was the year my great-grandfather George Barnhart was born. He was born in New Jersey,

  • We are better than this

        It’s been a busy weekend for those opposing President Trump.
        Locally, in Lexington, the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant—following an apparent vote by her restaurant staff—booted the president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the rest of her party, from the establishment because they didn’t like the POTUS’s politics.

  • Fireworks, events abound in area to celebrate July 4th holiday

        Those wanting to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and/or activities will have plenty of choices this coming week.

        Beginning on June 28 and continuing through the Fourth of July, community events abound in the county and local area.

    1776, the
    Concert Musical
        Poplar Forest presents 1776, the Concert Musical on Thursday, June 28; Friday, June 29; and Saturday, June 30 (Rain date Sunday, July 1) at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • Board takes action on derelict properties

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors took action at its meeting Monday night to force owners of derelict properties to repair the buildings.

  • Scam alert

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a telephone scam.