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Today's News

  • Helping our children learn about the Constitution

    On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed their names to the United States Constitution.  In doing so, they laid the framework on which we have built our nation.

     

  • Medicare Part D Questions and Answers

    By Rev. Geoff Hubbard
    Chairman, Board of Directors
    Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry

        What is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is an addition to Medicare that helps seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs. Medicare Part A (hospitalization) and Medicare Part B (visits to the doctor) are both government run. However Medicare Part D is run by private insurance companies. Many companies offer different plans and it is up to each person to find the plan that offers the best coverage for their particular medical needs.

  • What the president and America must face

    This is one of those awkward moments when your heroic Bulletin columnists can’t write about the election’s conclusions because we don’t know it yet!
        Therefore, Id’ been thinking about issues that would have to be grappled with by either person who won the November 6 election.
        I’ve settled upon four matters I believe rank as the most important. Some of these weren’t even considered important issues in the election just concluded.

  • Now that it’s over...

    Hopefully, by the time you read this, a winner will have been named in this year’s presidential election.
        If not, Heaven help us. The last situation this nation needs is a closer look at more hanging chads. We’re in trouble if this nation has to relive the 2000 debacle again.

  • Will we choose to avoid the iceberg?

        I don’t know how the election will turn out, as of this writing. The opinion section needs to be ready to transmit to the printer by Tuesday afternoon, long before we have any election results.

  • Lago Pizza is still open at Moneta plaza

        Shoprite is no more, but the plaza is not entirely vacant. The gas station and car wash are still operating and Lago Pizza is still open    The pizza place and Italian restaurant is operated by Júlio Ortiz and Esperanza Forero.

        “We started just with a take-out,” said Forero.

  • Restaurant move provides real-world project

        When Original Italian Pizza (OIP) moved from its longtime home at the west end of Bedford to its new home in the old Wal-Mart Plaza, Domenica LoPiccolo wanted to commission Leslie Padgett to do a mural.

  • Bedford County looking at Fire & Rescue policies

        At the request of the Board of Supervisors, Bedford County Fire & Rescue is putting together policies to oversee volunteer members and agencies to help with emergency response coverage in the county.

  • Board picks Martin

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors chose Curry Martin to fill the vacant District 2 supervisor seat.

        At a special meeting called for that purpose Monday night, the board chose Martin to fill the seat left open after Chuck Neudofer resigned in October. Martin will hold the seat for the remainder of Neudorfer’s unexpired term which ends on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Johnson wins in District 2

    With all precincts in District 2 reporting, Jason Johnson pulled ahead of Charlotte Maxey to unseat incumbent District 2 school board member Jennifer Merritt, who had been appointed by the school board to fill David Vaden's unexpired term earlier this year. As this was a special election, Johnson will take the seat as soon as he is sworn in.

    Johnson won the seat with 39 percent of the vote. Merritt came in second with 31 percent and Maxey placed a very close third with 30 percent of the vote. Only eight votes separated Merritt and Maxey.