Today's News


    Road conditions have improved today as warmer temperatures and the efforts of equipment operators have cleared most roads of snow. This afternoon and tonight, drivers are cautioned to watch for slick spots, particularly on secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above), on bridges and overpasses, in the higher elevations, cooler spots and shaded areas.


  • Ten county residents indicted on prescription drug charges

    A Federal Grand Jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke has charged ten individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of a variety of prescription drugs, as well as other charges.

    In an indictment returned under seal on January 17, 2013 and unsealed late Wednesday following the defendants’ initial court appearances, the grand jury has charged the following:

  • BCSO seeks info on Huddleston break-in

    The night of January 24 or early morning hours of January 25, someone broke into the Huddleston Ruritan Club Building, according to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. Once inside the building, the suspects cut the power cords to all the appliances in the building. Anyone with information on this crime may call the Bedford County Sheriff's Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.

  • Who’s counting?

    Need an example of why the government doesn’t need any more of your money? Take a look at the Superstorm Sandy relief measure, expected to pass Congress soon.
        The final $50 billion in emergency aid will eat up, and surpass, the money funded through the recently approved, “fiscal cliff” tax increases.
        The fact is, the cliff just keeps getting taller.

  • Bedford Police looking for burglary suspects

    On Sunday, January 27, a home in the 900 Block of Ashland Avenue was burglarized while the residents were away for a short time. Entry was made by way of a basement door. Items that were stolen included jewelry, a gun and electronic equipment.

    Two subjects were seen in the area just prior to the burglary and were described as one white male and one black male. Both were wearing hoodie jackets and had backpacks. They were also described as appearing somewhat “rough” or dirty.

  • Fifth District Virginians visit our nation’s capital for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • The House continues its work on pro-growth legislation

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    The House of Representatives has wasted no time in addressing the pressing issues that we as a nation confront. Over the past week, the House acted to put our nation back on a path to fiscal sustainability, and we have introduced two bills that will rein in the federal government’s over-reach to protect individual liberties and get our economy back on track.


  • Crafting a simpler, pro-growth tax code

    We often hear that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the current federal tax code is a source of much uncertainty for many taxpayers. With Americans spending more than 6.1 billion hours to prepare and file their tax returns, it is clear that the current tax code is no longer working in a fair manner.

  • Uranium a main issue last week

        It may be snowing outside, but the General Assembly is heating up.  Committees are busy considering bills. The House and the Senate have even begun holding floor votes on legislation and sending them across the Capitol to the other chamber for consideration.  And, several organizations have flooded the halls and offices of the General Assembly Building, seeking to sway the votes on legislation they favor or oppose.