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Editorial

  • Council gets its cake; and eats it too

        Bedford Town Council took action last week to deal with a request that wanted to bring fortune telling into the town.
        It appears council has learned how to have its cake and eat it too.
        Council effectively repealed a town ordinance that banned such practices in the town. In addition, however, council voted not to allow fortune tellers as a permitted use in either of the town’s two business zones.

  • Turning point

        April 25, 2017.

        That date won’t carry the weight that Feb. 18, 2001, did but both will serve as major turning points for the sport of NASCAR.
        On that tragic date in 2001 at Daytona International Speedway,  Dale Earnhardt took his final lap, crashing into the retaining wall at the speedway on the final lap of the race. It would be announced a few hours later that Earnhardt, the sport’s most popular driver of his time, had perished in the crash.

  • He is Risen!

    John 19: 5-6
    5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
    6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”

    Luke 23:44-47
    44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

  • Dealing with gangs

        Living in Bedford County can sometimes shield us a little from what many others deal with on a daily basis.
        And then we get a wake up call.
        That came this past week when a teenager’s body from Lynchburg was found on Roaring Run Road. Authorities are calling the homicide of the teen the result of MS-13 gang-related activity involving several undocumented illegal aliens.
        Folks got concerned.

  • He’s surprised us before

        Former Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has entered Virginia’s gubernatorial race, seeking the Democratic nomination for governor for the November 2017 election.
        Perriello’s entrance into the race, challenging current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam for the nomination, was a surprise to many in the Party, but then Perriello has provided political surprises before.

  • Inauguration Address
  • Supporting law enforcement

        Every day men and women put on their uniforms and go out into the streets to help make our communities a better and safer place to live. We have much to be thankful for when it comes to our law enforcement officers -- especially here in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.

  • The King is born

    Luke 2
        1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

  • A great job!

        Congratulations to the Staunton River football team -- its players and coaches.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River school body and staff -- who celebrated with their classmates on such a phenomenal season.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River community at-large -- the many who turned out Friday morning for the send-off to Williamsburg and to the many who made their way east to Williamsburg to cheer the Golden Eagles on during Saturday’s 3A State Championship game.

  • Let it go

        Some just aren’t willing to let it go.
        Though Donald Trump easily won the needed votes to cruise to an Electoral College victory for president, many of the liberal elite and those within the national media are now pushing for recounts and even an overturn of the Electoral College system.
        Anything to keep the pot stirred up and try to delegitimize Trump’s victory.
        It’s quite a turn of events.