Today's News

  • Justice is the reward for vigilance

    Nearly ten years ago, Americans looked on in horror as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded. At the end of the day the skyline of one of our greatest cities was forever changed, the Pentagon, a symbol of America’s military strength was still smoldering, and a previously indistinguishable field in western Pennsylvania had suddenly and terribly become an unmarked grave for America’s newest heroes.


  • Give Obama the credit he deserves

        After first digesting the news of Osama bin Laden’s death on May 1, I had two quick thoughts: I’d glad that’s over, and that this man who took such an evil path in his life and caused so much death and suffering has finally been brought to justice.

        Then, I thought, Barack Obama just got himself re-elected in 2012. More on that later…

  • Neither Keynesian nor a stimulus

        Last month, the Wall Street Journal offered the opinion that the “Democrats” stimulus has acted as a drag, rather than a boost, to the economy. They dubbed it a “Keynesian discount” on growth.

        I think those folks are being rather charitable. They're at least giving "Democrats" credit for attempting a Keynesian stimulus. Actually, what the “Democrats” did was neither Keynesian nor a stimulus. It was just a cynical partisan political ploy.

  • Investigation should end

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

        Now it’s time for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to see the criminal investigation into CIA agents who used enhanced interrogation techniques against captured terrorists meets the same fate. That investigation should end; it should have never been started in the first place.

  • BlueCrane Acupuncture

        Multiple trips to Nepal and the Himalayan region of India with Barnabas Fellowship exposed Ken and Diana Harbour to traditional Asian medicine. The couple, who own BlueCrane Acupuncture in Forest, founded Barnabas Fellowship, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, 25 years ago as a Christian relief organization.

        “The natural healing methods are all over the area,” Ken commented. “Pharmaceuticals are usually the last resort instead of the first line of defense.”

  • Two win this year’s ARBE award

        These folks are good about helping others.

        Two Bedford area residents received the ARBE award at this year’s Elderfest, held last week in Bedford.
        ARBE stands for Awards of Recognition to Benefactors of the Elderly and has been given annually since 1982.  It recognizes individuals and organizations that help elderly residents living in the Bedford area.
        This year’s recipients of the awards are Joe Goode and Gloria Guice.

  • Business owners say current zoning creates problems

    There are cases in which Bedford County’s current zoning ordinance chases business out of the county, according to Lee and Stan Aylor. They presented that message to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Monday night.
        The Aylor brothers have owned Aylor’s Farm and Garden in Forest, located on U. S. 221, for three decades. They bought the property and got their business going there before the county had any zoning at all. When the county adopted a traditional zoning ordinance in 1998, their property was zoned commercial.

  • LTP schedules special performance

    Bedford’s Little Town Players (LTP) will host the Waynseboro Players in a special performance of Tuesday Mourning. The play, written by the late Duane Hahn, deals with the Bedford Boys. The performance, here, is slated for June 5, the eve of the 67th anniversary of D-Day.    

  • Rivermen tracksters take the Cosmo

    The Staunton River boys track team would like nothing better than to bring home another outdoor Blue Ridge District title this year.

  • Sports commentary: Under pressure

      I’m not a quick thinker.  I accept that fact.