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Today's News

  • E pluribus duobus?

     

        Peggy Noonan, in her column that appeared in the Wall Street Journal at the beginning of the month, speculated on the possibility that American society has become so divided that the United States may eventually split up. She cites our sharp divisions over issues, such as abortion, immigration, government regulation and ObamaCare.

  • Take responsibility

        Normally this back-to-school editorial challenges parents to take responsibility for their children’s education.
        They should. The more involved parents are, the more likely their children are to be successful in school.
        But students must take responsibility, too. And that’s the focus of this year’s exhortation.
        The time of sliding by needs to be dumped in the trash with those federally-mandated healthy lunches nobody wants to eat.

  • Photo of the week: by Haley Fredericks

     

    This week's Photo of the Week was provided by Haley Fredericks.  "It was taken in my Mom's garden on a daisy stem.  It is a Planthopper Nymphs from the Acanaloniidae family.  They are really small, and whenever you touch them, they hop away.  The strands of fuzz might provide protection from predators:  It could be a trick, having the predators attack the wrong part of the insect-the wax breaks off, while the insect jumps to safety."  

  • Sports commentary: To have not

     

    Uh-oh.

    The rich just got richer.  And, I'm not talking about our economy's one percenters.

    I'm talking about how the NCAA has just formally split itself into the haves and the have nots.

    Last week, the NCAA's board of directors granted college sports' five biggest conferences great independence and great power.

    The Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big 12 and Pac 12 may now act  in unilateral fashion, while the rest of the college sports world will have to follow those pesky old rules.

  • Young bucks of the ring

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    When one thinks of fertile boxing grounds, places such as Philadelphia, Detroit and. New York come to mind.

    Well, the City of Brotherly Love, Motown and the Big Apple have some company:  Bedford County, Virginia.

  • Flexing some muscle

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    Like a horse bent on a wire-to-wire victory, Jefferson Forest's golf team has stormed out of the gate.

    The Cavs, one of the top teams in the state last year, are already showing that they're the real deal in 2014.

  • BCSO looking for missing person

     

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    On August 7, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies took a missing person’s report on Katherine Lynn Taylor, 44.

    She is a white female, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’7”and 110 lbs. She has a unicorn tattoo on her right shoulder and a butterfly tattoo on her right leg.

  • The House acts to address the crisis at the border

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Honoring a man of integrity

    It is often said that our actions in difficult situations are true indicators of character.  That holds true for former Sixth District Congressman M. Caldwell Butler.

  • Centerfest Corner

    ByAmanda Adams
    Executive Director
    Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        Of course, Centerfest is about food, art, music, shopping, BMX, and carnival rides! But do you know what makes Centerfest the biggest success? It’s all of our volunteers!
        Maybe you’ve been thinking you want to be involved in Centerfest, but you weren’t sure how to make that happen. Have you thought about being a Centerfest volunteer?