Today's News

  • Growing our economy by getting government out of the way

    Last week the Department of Labor released their monthly report on national unemployment. Unfortunately this most recent announcement simply confirmed what most Americans already know – unemployment remains high and our economy continues to struggle. Last week’s report that unemployment remains at 8.2 percent marked the 41st consecutive month that the national jobless rate was above eight percent.

  • Commentary: Growing fresh fish right around the corner

    By John Graham

        I would like to echo the thoughts of Mr. Forster about our country’s food supply.
        Large corporations do indeed have the ability to lobby and force smaller producers out of the marketplace just as he mentioned. If you have not seen the film documentary Food Inc., (available at the Bedford Library), it puts into frightening perspective the realities of domestic food production – you may never eat another store-bought chicken!

  • Setting the record straight

    By Jim Williams

        For the past few months there have been numerous letters and articles to the papers written by Mr. Steve Stevick and a couple others who have bashed the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for not adopting the Planning Commission’s proposed zoning ordinances last year.

  • Passionate Roanoke crowd greets Obama

    It was reported this past weekend that presidential campaign spending in Virginia is the third most of any state, surpassed only by the larger battlegrounds of Ohio and Florida.
    Who would have thought such a thing was possible just a few election cycles ago when Virginia had spent many decades as a rubber stamp victory for any and every Republican nominee?

  • Is Kaine afraid of the Bedford Bulletin?

        Along with the Virginia Press Association’s annual writing contest, the Bedford Bulletin takes part in the annual contest that Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) holds. LCNI is the company that owns the Bulletin along with 55 other community newspapers located in several states.
        Tom Wilmoth, our editor, normally writes the editorial that appears in our opinion pages. One that he wrote last year won second place in this year’s contest.

  • Did he really say that?

        “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

  • Singing the Blues

    Sedalia Center held its annual Blues Festival last weekend on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and evening. The afternoon featured blues bands and soloists competing for cash prizes and the opportunity to represent the Sedalia Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., next winter. The evening featured Trampled Under Foot and Stacy Brooks. Brooks won last year’s talent competition at Sedalia.

  • Horses and Hounds

  • Colorful quilts brighten the library

        They are kind of like colorful flowers that bloom for a couple of weeks and then go away for another year. In this case, they are quilts. The Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild is brightening the Bedford Central Library with its annual quilt show.

        Members note that quilting was once a way to turn odds and ends of fabric into warm bed coverings. Today, it’s turned into an art form and many creative efforts are on display.

  • Douglass unveils plan for Virginia families

        General John Douglass, a Democrat who is seeking to unseat 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, stopped in Bedford Monday afternoon to promote what he calls his “Help Virginia Families Plan.”