In Salem yesterday, Gov. Romney lamented President Obama’s failures, especially for being so hyper-focused on healthcare reform that he neglected to lay the groundwork for economic recovery, and vowed to be the change America needs to get back on track.
While most were, not all the heroes of D-Day were men. U.S. Army Air Corps flight nurses braved enemy anti-aircraft fire to evacuate wounded Allied and Nazi troops from the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of the invasion. Here’s the story of one of them who now lives in Bedford County.
Before “bath salts” made national headlines, Lynchburg Delegate Scott Garrett, a surgeon, was warning his constituents about the danger of using these synthetic drugs and taking action in Richmond to ban them.
HBO’s miniseries “John Adams” is more than a gripping depiction of one of the most fascinating periods in American history, but also a poignant reminder that many of the problems and political questions we grapple with today have been faced by generations of American leaders.
Gov. Romney sounded the right tone in Saturday’s commencement address at Liberty University, launching a bold and unapologetic defense of faith and traditional American values in a way that should ease concerns of evangelical Christians and swing voters alike.
If anyone doubted that Virginia is a critical swing state for both the Obama and Romney campaigns, the commencement addresses delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at Virginia Tech and Liberty University, respectively, should erase all doubts.
In attempting to appease both sides in the Giles County Ten Commandments suit, a federal judge’s modest proposal is both insulting, dishonest and begs the question: what isn’t offensive to someone, somewhere?
The Bedford County School Board acts to require the school system’s part-time school bus drivers to pay more than $10 per month for their health insurance and, predictably, gets pushback from the drivers.
Mark Lucas, the entrepreneur turned reluctant politician, has won the endorsement of the Roanoke Times in the Star City’s mayoral race. If Lucas can convince the paper’s editorial board and best the city’s formidable Democratic machine in today’s municipal election, Virginia Republicans should be looking to the Star City for the GOP’s next rising star.