Today's News

  • Is Nancy Grace headed here?

        Now that the Casey Anthony story is winding down, could CNN’s Nancy Grace be turning her focus to Bedford County?

        It’s not out of the question. The  prosecution of Kristina Pongracz may now be in her crosshairs.
        And if it is, there will be cameras allowed in the courtroom, following a hearing held earlier this month on the issue.

  • New principals gear up for school year

        Don’t look now, but in less than a month students in Bedford and Bedford County will be headed back to school.

        Surely that’s not a collective “noooooooo!” being heard from the students, about the looming August 22 date, is it?
        It can’t be. There are too many folks getting ready for their return. Among them are some new principals at four of the schools: Bedford Primary, Montvale Elementary, Big Island Elementary and Staunton River Middle School.

  • One fatality reported in Parkway accident


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    The National Parks Service is reporting that one person died after an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway this afternoon.

    The call came in around 1:40 p.m. Reports state the car fell off the Quarry Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Crews were still on the scene attempting to bring the car up around 4 p.m. Friday. It fell about 250 down the embankment, according to reports.

  • Heat advisory

    Heat Advisory issued July 22 at 3:52PM EDT expiring July 22 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS BlacksburgFor Areas: Alleghany; Bedford; Botetourt; Franklin; Patrick; Roanoke; Rockbridge

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of July 20, 2011)


  • Church news (week of July 20, 2011)


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    The Spiritual Workers in concert


  • We must put an end to Washington’s reckless spending

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • We must cut, cap and balance

    Currently the leadership of both the House and the Senate are engaged in ongoing discussions with President Obama about the future of our country. The negotiations center around the amount of debt the federal government can incur. Unfortunately, because of continued out-of-control spending, we are facing a situation where Congress is once again being asked to increase that amount in order to avoid default.

  • Congressman Hurt should support, not cut, Bay cleanup efforts

       By Ann F. Jennings

    In February, Congressman Robert Hurt voted to support a measure to block funding for all federal work to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. Ironically, these include long stretches of the polluted Appomattox , James, and Rivanna rivers flowing through his district.

  • GOP should heed McConnell’s warning

        By the time you read this it’s possible that a deal has already been reached on the debt ceiling crisis.

        Even if that is the case, and we’ve successfully avoided a U.S. default, there are still some political lessons that remain.
        First, Republicans need to stop trying to fool everyone about how jobs are created. Rich people do not create jobs. Period. That is a conservative myth, particularly a Reagan myth.