Today's News


    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Ballistics evidence testing has officially linked the two fatal shootings that occurred Thursday afternoon (Dec. 8, 2011) on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Testing conducted by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science has confirmed that both victims were shot by the same weapon.

  • Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Tragedy at Virginia Tech

    RICHMOND – Governor McDonnell issued the following statement following the shooting at Virginia Tech.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of Dec. 7, 2011)


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    Sign-ups and notices


  • Church news (week of Dec. 7, 2011)


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    Bethlehem A Buzzin'


  • Removing red tape to create jobs

    Congressman Robert Hurt


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    Over the past three years, we have seen the size and scope of the federal government grow to an unprecedented level, resulting in an influx of government regulations that are crippling our job creators and small businesses.


  • Tax reform is critical to our future success

    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.


  • Cuccinelli rains on Bill Bolling’s parade

    No one expected the next Virginia gubernatorial campaign, set for 2013, to make big news quite this early. But our ambitious attorney general has a way of dropping bombs.

        Ken Cuccinelli had previously stated several times that he wouldn’t seek his party’s nomination for governor. He was expected to “defer” to the lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, as Bolling had done for Bob McDonnell in 2009.

  • Alas, poor Dale!

        Alas, poor Dale! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest.

  • We're losing them

        It was 70 years ago today that a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor blasted the United States into World War II.

        That year, Dec. 7, 1941, fell on a Sunday. Soldiers based at Schofield Barracks were having breakfast. The battleships of the Pacific Fleet were observing holiday routine with late reveille. Two-thirds of the men were either ashore on liberty or were recovering from the previous night ashore when Japanese dive bombers and torpedo bombers struck.

  • Wellness program takes a break

        The program has a seriously long name — A Path to Healing and a Bridge to Wellness—but it works to make life better for people going through a seriously bad time.

        It serves cancer patients, who are receiving treatment, by providing activities that help promote wellness, reduce pain and relive stress. The Bedford Area YMCA and the Bedford Community Health Foundation sponsor it and Bedford Memorial Hospital and Bedford Community Health services promote it.