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Today's News

  • History will honor Hillary’s nomination

        I had intended to devote this entire column to the historic triumph of the first woman nominee for president by a major party – and I will get to that – but Donald Trump’s stupid utterances have a way of seizing one’s attention.
        After whining about the air conditioning in the ballroom at his Hotel Roanoke appearance, Trump had indicated that it was so bad he might not pay the bill. It was a petulant moment to be sure, but he has a lot of those.

  • All quiet in the Baltic

        Back at the end of June, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin made news when he sacked a large number of senior naval officers in Russia’s Baltic Fleet. There was a lot of speculation as to why Vladimir Vladimirovich did this. One line of thought that appeared in news stories at the time is that he did it because these officers refused to act more aggressively toward NATO ships operating in the Baltic.

  • Want to help make history? Tips for Guinness event

    By Jerry Hale
     
        As a signature event of Smith Mountain Lake 50th Anniversary Celebration, Lakers will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for “Number of People Floating in a Line” this Saturday morning. 

  • World War I centennial events planned

        The Virginia General Assembly has set up a commission, the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission, to commemorate the centennial of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II.
        According to Cheryl Jackson, the commission’s director, the commission was created in 2014, using funds left over from Virginia’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Jackson said that anniversary was a big boost in tourism to Virginia.

  • Painting to raise money for historic mill

        A painting by Franz Beisser is being raffled to raise money for Big Otter Mill, a historic mill on Va. 122 near Bedford.

        Beisser, now retired, founded Bison Printing, located just west of Bedford. It’s a family-owned business that is now run by his sons.
        Art has long played a big role in his life. When he first got the business rolling, nearly 40 years ago, one of his marketing tools was to do pen-and-ink drawings of churches for the covers of their church bulletins which he printed.

  • Top 10 Endangered Artifact Poll

        On June 6, 1944, hours before embarking on the greatest invasion of World War II, American soldiers, sailors and airmen received a special message from their commander, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.

        The printed “pep talk” informed the men that they were “about to embark upon the great crusade,” defined the coming fight as one of freedom versus tyranny, and encouraged the men that “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”

  • Extra Points

        The New York Giants have picked up another local star, Logan Thomas, in hopes that he will become a true NFL quarterback. Thomas will have a chance to learn under Eli Manning a great quarterback, even though I am not a fan of him.
        Thomas will also get to work along side of Rashad Jennings, a Jefferson Forest graduate. Jennings was recently back in Lynchburg running a youth camp at Liberty University.
    The Jennings family still lives locally which gives him more reason to come back and visit the town he grew up in.

  • Summer Swimming

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The “A” Meet Swimming Championships took place on Saturday, July 30. The “A” Meet Championship capped off the summer for the Lynchburg area.
        There were 12 teams competing: Hill City Swim Club, Peakland Otters, Oakwood Gators, Forest Area Swim Team, Boonesboro CC, Wildwood, Vista Acres Swim Team, Farmington, Rainbow Forest Swim Club, Falling River CC, Bedford Area YMCA Barracudas and Winton CC Swim Team.

  • Missing teen with autism found

    The search for Timothy Kilpatrick had a happy ending. He was found sleeping beside dog kennel at 8:30 this morning a half mile north of his home.

     

    According to Sheriff Mike Brown, a citizen heard his dogs barking and went out to investigate. He found the Kilpatrick sleeping beside the kennel. Citizens had been alerted to be on the lookout for anything unusual and the man who found him realized that this is the young man everybody was looking for.

  • Those who keep us safe are most deserving of our support

    By Congressman Robert Hurt