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Today's News

  • Creating a pro-jobs economy

    Job creation is key to a thriving economy.  While unemployment numbers have dropped over the last year, millions of jobless Americans continue to search for work every day.  For these folks, a job in 2013 would be a welcome change.  The only way to help these individuals and our economy recover is to tear down barriers to job creation and get Washington out of the way.

     

  • Focusing on workforce development

        The second week of the General Assembly featured a lot of rain, a little snow, and some fast action on legislation.  It also marked the week when Governor McDonnell unveiled his job creation and workforce development agenda for the session.

  • Rain, snow don’t slow down work

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    District 23

        Richmond and snow just do not mix.  For the first four days of the second week of the General Assembly, it rained.  But for the fifth day, it snowed.  And, snow has a way of disrupting just almost everything in Virginia’s capital city.  There is, however, one thing in Richmond that continues without interruption regardless of the weather: the General Assembly.

  • Business compliance

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        Is your business in compliance with Federal and State Requirements for reporting Hazardous Materials? 

  • Obama’s second term: liberalism triumphs

    President Barack Obama has now begun the second term afforded him by the American people in a clear and decisive election on Nov. 6, 2012.
        But history is filled with examples of bad luck and misfortune in that last four years of eight for many presidents.
        Certainly, George W. Bush’s second term was a textbook disaster. The war in Iraq didn’t turn up any “WMDs,” and popular support for it went south. He spent most of the last three years with an approval rating of 20-something percent.

  • Charging the NRA’s barricades

        A Wall Street Journal editorial recently noted how President Barack Obama, despite his call for civil political debate, never ceases to demonize his opponents, attributing to them the basest motives. My guess is that this isn’t something peculiar to President Obama, but rather a general characteristic of American left-wing extremists.

  • Movie combines features from actual cases; local talent was used in film

        After months of work, Finding Faith premiered at Thomas Road Baptist Church Saturday night.    

  • Chicken ordinance headed to supervisors

        The Bedford County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week, at its Tuesday night regular meeting,  to send a proposed chicken ordinance to the board of supervisors.

        The ordinance will allow people to keep a limited number of chickens for personal use in residential neighborhoods.    

  • School safety, carryover funds discussed by board

        School safety and use of leftover funds were among the discussions at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Bedford County School Board.
        
    School Safety
        In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting at Newtown, Conn., in December, school staff have been reviewing their school safety and security policies, according to Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch. That included reviewing those issues with each school principal.

  • Many gather for march to honor MLK Jr.

    More than 50 people gathered Monday morning at the Bedford County Courthouse to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work he accomplished during his life.

        But the message that went out, prior to the march, was that the work Dr. King championed is not yet finished.
        “The struggle continues for equality,” stated Ronnie Miller, president of the Bedford chapter of the NAACP.