Last month [the May 11 edition of the Bedford Bulletin], commenting on the demise of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALs, Rick Howell wrote, “Then, I thought, Barack Obama just got himself re-elected in 2012.”
After a highly contentious budget season it might seem logical for the Bedford County School Board and the Board of Supervisors to breath a sigh of relief that it’s all over and put that issue on the shelf for the next several months.
Now’s the time to start mending some fences and to begin to plan for next year so that a replay of this past year can be avoided.
Bedford County’s planning commission unanimously recommended Monday approval of a request by Verizon to increase the height of one of its cell towers by 15 feet. The tower is located off Bethany Church Circle in Forest. The existing tower is 80-feet tall and extending its height requires approval by the Board of Supervisors.