Today's News

  • July has left us all wet

        “It’s been pretty wet,” commented Ken Costura, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office.

        But we knew that already, didn’t we. All we had to do was look out our window the past couple of weeks.

  • Statement title


    A phoenix rises from ashes.

    These guys rose from less than that.

    But a mere a gleam in someone's eye half a decade ago, a Forest-based lacrosse team has been birthed, raised and grown to prominence in startlingly rapid fashion.

    The U15 (15 years of age and under) team of the Forest Youth Athletic Activities organization capped its remarkable run by posting an 11-3 record and winning the Southwest Virginia Lacrosse League Tournament.

    To say the team's trajectory is solid is to understate.

  • Post 217 in the mix


    What makes a cadet a Keydet?  Obviously, including a "K." 

    Nobody seems to understand that better than Jason Stafford.

    The big right-hander, back home after his first year at Virginia Military Institute, showed his fondness for being a VMI Keydet (with a capital K) by tossing eight strikeouts in Big Island Post 217's 4-3 win over Danville Post 325.  Stafford went the whole nine innings for the Islanders.

  • Photo of the week: The ol' dusty mitt

    This edition's Photo of the Week is provided by Devon Meyers.  

    She was watching her son Michael play baseball in the Huddleston Rec 9-10-year-old league.  An avid photographer, Devon was able to get this shot of Jarred Mayhew as his catcher's mitt explodes with a cloud of dust.  

    She got the shot with her Nikon D90, using ISO 1000, F/2.8 and a 1/400 exposure time. Devon has been a longtime contributor to the Bedford Bulletin with her photographic talents.  

  • Sports commentary: Inclusiveness


    How do you like them apples?

    The "you" in this case is anyone who was raised a fan of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    "Them apples" refers to the new configuration of the ACC.

  • Be careful on July 4!

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

  • Gay marriage? It’s time to accept it

        By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has sanctioned gay marriage, and thrown out attempts to define “the institution” as only between a man and a woman, such as the now-defunct Proposition 8 in California.
        Well, aren’t we all waiting for the end of the world? A plague of locusts? Fire raining from heaven?
        That eminent philosopher and religious genius, the Rev. Pat Robertson, said that “God might do something drastic” now that gay marriage is legally sanctioned.

  • They wouldn’t get their money back

        Along with tomorrow’s 4th of July fireworks, international diplomatic fireworks continue over Edward Snowden, the computer geek who divulged the extent that the NSA is spying on American citizens. As of this writing, Snowden remains in limbo in the transit area of Sheremetyevo International Airport. Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t seem too interested in welcoming him to Russia.

  • A clear and present danger

    The tweets were sent just after midnight, Monday morning.
        “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the brothers and the families in Arizona tonight,” stated the message sent out by the Bedford Fire Department.
        That tweet, along with several others sent, were in response to the news that 19 members of a fire crew had been killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona. The tragedy makes it the deadliest event involving firefighters in the U.S. in more than three decades.

  • Here are some ways to celebrate this week

        Looking for a way to celebrate the 4th? These are some ideas...

    Moose fireworks
        The Bedford Moose Lodge is sponsoring a July 5 fireworks show.
        The fireworks will be shot off from the Lodge’s property on U.S. 460. The show will start at 9 p.m. and last 20 minutes concluding with a large finale. The show is free to the public.
        Shuttle service will be available from a number of off-site parking areas: