Today's News

  • Church news (week of Oct. 24, 2012)



    Art in a Sacred Place

  • Date changed for planned power outage in Bedford

    Planned Power Outage

        Due to maintenance on the Main Street Substation, there will be a Planned Power Outage from Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11:30 pm until Monday, Nov. 5 at 3am

  • Governor McDonnell Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Hurricane Sandy

  • We must restore the American dream

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Dating back to the founding of our nation, Virginians and Americans have set forth the principle that this country was founded of the people, by the people, for the people. And as history shows, we have long been a nation dependent on its people and not its federal government for our success. But lately those we have elected to represent us in Washington have been taking us in a different direction.

  • Americans need tax reform not tax increases

    Many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and an increased cost of living due in large part to our sluggish economy. They are looking to Washington to advance policies that tear down the barriers to job creation and get our nation back on the right track.


  • Work Force Project a great success

        After receiving numerous complaints of trash on the sides of the roads from residents in many areas of the county, Board of Supervisor member Bill Thomasson and I researched the legalities of possibly utilizing inmates for community service.

  • Again, Kaine wins debate over Allen

    It was my pleasure to go to Blacksburg last week and see the fifth and final debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen in Virginia’s important U.S. Senate race.
        Kaine won again, as he clearly had the last time, and some observers say that Kaine has gone 5-0 in debates against Allen this year.

  • An exercise in Democracy?

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors is faced with the task of filling a vacancy in its midst. The District 2 supervisor's seat became vacant when Chuck Neudorfer resigned in a fit of pique two weeks ago and walked out of a supervisors meeting when he didn't get his way on a planning commission appointment.
        The supervisors are moving quickly. The window for interested persons to apply for the seat closes at 5 p.m. this Friday. The board of supervisors are scheduled to interview candidates on Monday, Nov. 5.

  • No time to bury your head

    The presidential debates are over and the 2012 elections are two weeks away. This is no time to bury your head in the sand.
        And it’s no time to trust the recommendations of someone else.
        If you’re going to vote, you should take the time to get to know what the candidates stand for. The decisions are too important to do anything less.

  • Variety of venues provide access to the arts

    By Mitchell Bond
    Contributing Writer

        Over the past six months, people who have come to the Bedford County Administration Building on West Main Street will have noticed that the once bare walls of the three story complex are now covered with art. 
         The art is part of a two-year showcase of local artists titled “The Art and Artisans of Bedford County.”  This exhibition, which changes quarterly, features work of nearly 20 artists and craft artisans at a time.