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Today's News

  • Holding the IRS accountable

    Unacceptable, illegal, outrageous, a blatant abuse of power, and a breach of trust – all terms appropriately used to describe the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recent admission that they targeted various conservative groups for additional scrutiny as they applied for tax-exempt status. 

     

  • Are you ready for E. W. Jackson?

    Ken Cuccinelli got what he wanted when he and his supporters manipulated the state GOP into scheduling a convention rather than a primary for their 2013 nominees.
        Everyone knows that a primary is more democratic than a convention. Anyone in your party can show up at their usual voting location and cast a ballot.

  • The end of an era

  • With much humility

    We have to remember; we must never forget.
        Some 1,000 people showed up Monday at the National D-Day Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there.
        Wherever we are, we must never forget.
        The price of our freedom has been too high to forget.
        The cost to countless families over the years must always be honored: mothers mourning the loss of a child; spouses the loss of a partner; children the loss of a parent. A nation the loss of its innocence.

  • Memorial to commemorate 69th anniversary of landing

        On Thursday, June 6 the National D-Day Memorial will pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 69 years ago and honor those veterans who lived to fight another day.

  • Man dies in Friday wreck

        A man was killed Friday night in a wreck at a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460.
        According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, state police and local authorities were conducting a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 460 at the line between Campbell County and Bedford County on Friday night.
        At 9:30 p.m., a 1997 Honda CR-V was traveling west on U.S. 460 when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had slowed down for the checkpoint, Geller said.

  • BMH adds digital mammography

        Bedford Memorial Hospital has been here for 60 years and its newest offering is digital mammography.

        “It’s state-of-the-art,” said Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO.
        “It’s the newest technology,” added Lisa Jordan, the hospital’s imaging services manager.
        The new equipment provides a number of advantages, including a reduced examination time. Jordan said it also allows for a more comfortable exam.

  • 160th General Hospital veterans visit Bedford

        Veterans of the 160th General Hospital paid Bedford a visit over the weekend.

  • County, students and teachers earn regional awards

        Bedford County Public Schools, and its students and employees, have been recognized on a number of fronts this past week as region honors have been handed out.

        Those have included several awards handed out to Liberty High School educators as well as an award to the school system for its internship program.
        The awards have included:
        • Thomas Fox:  STEM Educator of the Year for the region;

  • Liberty High OM team places 6th

    The Liberty High School Odyssey of the Mind team was excited as they arrived at World Finals to compete with 827 teams from around the country and the world.