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Today's News

  • Chairman’s 2016 summary

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Board of Supervisors Chairman

  • The U.S. shouldn’t pander to Israel

        When the United Nations Security Council recently voted to condemn continued and expanded settlements by the hawkish Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acted as though his country had been hit by nuclear weapons.
        In his mind, any criticism of his government’s insistence that it has a right to build settlements in Palestinian lands, automatically means that the person, or country, is “anti-Israel.”

  • A dangerous world

        Some folks made a big deal of the fact that Donald Trump sent a tweet, late last month promising to enlarge our nuclear force. Trump did this shortly after Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin commented that Russia should expand it’s nuclear force.
        Nobody really knows exactly what Vladimir Vladimirovich meant by his comment. Does he plan to increase the number of warheads he has, or does he have something else in mind.

  • What did they do with my puppy?
  • Extra Points: New Year

            Now that the New Year is officially here and everyone is transitioning into 2017, let the mistakes of writing 2016 on the date line be minimal. Every year, I have the worst time when I go to write the date. I write the previous years date. Once I notice, I typically laugh to myself about it and correct it.

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE FISHING REPORT

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

     OVERVIEW- Start the New Year off by going fishing! Fishing has been good this past month! Water temperature will be in the 40’s to low 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days. Striper fishing has been great at times this month. Depending on the weather, fishing should be good all of the month of January.

  • Forest falls twice but wins one

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys team has taken this year to start rebuilding and laying a structure for years to come. JF competed in the K Guard Classic at Salem Civic Center during the Holiday break.
        Forest took on Cave Spring, Hidden Valley and Broadway during the tournament.

  • Liberty heads to Florida for Beach Blowout

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Raheem Anthony was named to the All-tournament team for the Fort Walton Beach Blowout over the Holiday Break.
        Liberty won the tournament sportsmanship award.
        “Our playing time in Florida showed numerous positives in terms of growth,” said Coach Randy Dunton. “The trip was awesome. Such a fantastic opportunity to grow as a team.”

  • Staunton River competes in Rustburg Tournament

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River played in the two day Rustburg tournament at Rustburg High during the Holiday break and finished with a win over William Campbell but fell to Rustburg.
        “I think we improved over the break.  We were able to string together a few practices with the new arrivals for the first time which is going to help a great deal,” said Coach Brandon Harris.

  • Liberty girls defeat LCA

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

            The Liberty girls basketball team defeated LCA with Celeste St. John leading the team with 19 points. The Lady Minutemen defeated LCA 58-32 for its first game after the break.
        LHS started the game taking a 10-4 lead over Liberty Christian. Liberty extended its lead in the second to 27-14.