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Editorial

  • Giving thanks

        May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as we remember the One to whom all thanks should be offered.
        • Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

  • Looking ahead

        It has been years since the town of Bedford has been looking at what could be done with the Old Yellow building that sits next to Bedford Middle School. Now with BMS set to be vacated at the end of this school year, the town has two buildings to deal with.

  • The Miraculous Birth

    Luke 2

    1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
    2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
    3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
    5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

  • A promise kept

        Friday morning President Trump signed into law a promise he had made while on the campaign trail, providing Americans with a sweeping overhaul of the US tax code.
        The law had been adopted by Congress in a major political victory for the Republicans, but as is the case most of the time anymore, the victory came without bi-partisan support.

  • The farmer

        They are the heart and soul of what makes this country great.
        They till the ground, raise the cattle and provide food for our plates.
        They are the American farmers.
        They come in all sizes; all genders; and all ages. Young and old spend their days out in the fields doing what needs to be done—mending fences, raising the crops, tending to their orchards and livestock.

  • He is Risen!

    Matthew 20:17-19
    17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”

    Matthew 27:33-37:

  • Passing it on

        Virginia Trout Heritage Day is this Saturday, April 7, and it’s a good time to pass on to the next generation the joys of fishing. Liberty Lake in Bedford is one of several area bodies of water in Virginia being stocked for this event.
        Trout Heritage Day hearkens back to years gone by when trout season had an official opening season.

  • The Bible

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12

        GQ magazine recently named the Bible as one of the “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read Before You Die.”
        To quote cartoonist Billy De Beck, “horsefeathers.” Or to expound on that phrase—rubbish, pure nonsense.

  • President Trump’s Memorial Day remarks

        We are gathered here on the sacred soil of Arlington National Cemetery to honor the lives and deeds of America’s greatest heroes: the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom.  Today, we pay tribute to their service, we mourn alongside their families, and we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.

  • Tax exempt

        It’s unfortunate that a county official would state that a ministry such as Renewanation serves no public need. That comment was made last week by County Attorney Patrick Skelley while the supervisors were considering whether to grant the organization a real estate tax exemption for its home office located in Hardy.
        Thankfully, however, a majority of the supervisors didn’t follow Skelley’s recommendation to oppose the tax exemption status.