• A fitting tribute

         Congratulations to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, the community and the many groups and organizations that helped make the 75th anniversary of D-Day an honoring tribute to both those who lost their lives in the invasion at Normandy as well as to those who served in World War II and survive today.

        Some 100 WWII veterans were able to be a part of the events here in Bedford and the thousands who turned out for Thursday’s ceremony at the Memorial were able to make them feel very appreciated for their service.

  • Celebrating electric lineworkers

    By Jeri Matheney
    Communications Director, Appalachian Power

        Wednesday, July 10, is National Lineworker Appreciation Day. At Appalachian Power, it naturally is a day in which we celebrate our line mechanics and other front line employees and the work they do.
        As the company spokesperson, I’m on the edges of that world, but not truly a part of it. I’m the person customers love to hate, because I might bring bad news about power outages or rising power bills.

  • General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Order of the Day (1944)


        Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

  • Raising the federal tobacco age to 21

    By Senator Tim Kaine

        According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth e-cigarette users increased by 1.5 million from 2017 to 2018, with more than 1 in 4 high school students having reported using a tobacco product in the past 30 days. In other words, we are backsliding when it comes to tobacco prevention for young people.

  • Military spouses helped write last year’s national defense bill

    By U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

        Military spouses are unemployed at a rate somewhere between three and five times the national average. As I travel around Virginia, military families, their advocates and the business community share with me some of the reasons for this jarring statistic.
        When service members are reassigned, on average every two years, their spouses often have to leave their jobs and move to new communities. Military spouse Erin Ward, for example, pursued 15 different careers over 19 moves.

  • The governor wants to protect the abuser, not the victim

        A bipartisan legislative effort to support the victims of abuse has been vetoed by Governor Ralph Northam. Such is the fallout from the governor’s attempt to recover from his blackface moment.

  • In wake of Bedford fatality, use caution

        The state’s largest farming organization is urging motorists to use caution around farm vehicles after a fatal accident Tuesday in Bedford County involving a 75-year-old farmer.
        According to police, Ralph Edward Reynolds Jr. of Bedford was making a left turn off U.S. Route 221 when his tractor was hit by a tractor-trailer trying to pass in a no-passing zone.

  • Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

        April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the GFWC Bedford Woman’s Club is highlighting this issue by displaying “gardens” of blue pinwheels at the Bedford Welcome Center, the Bedford Police Department and Bedford County libraries.

        The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends positive discipline strategies that effectively teach children to manage their behavior and keep them from harm.

    Healthy Discipline Strategies That Work

  • Believest thou this?

    Matthew 27:50-54
    Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

  • Last minute advice

        It’s that time again.
         With just days remaining before the federal tax-filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they have a variety of options to get help preparing and filing their tax returns on IRS.gov. Taxpayers can also find answers to their tax questions and resolve tax issues on IRS.gov, the official IRS website.