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Today's News

  • School Board makes cuts; trims budget by $1.5 M to balance

        The Bedford County School Board found $1.5 million in cuts to balance its budget last week.
        The board held a four-hour work session Thursday to consider the budget cuts which were needed after the Bedford County Board of Supervisors cut its increase in local funding from $4.2 million to $2.5 million. The school board had requested the $3.5 million increase.
        Among the cuts made to help balance the budget:
        • No new buses will be purchased in the upcoming fiscal year;

  • Close to 600 attend Memorial Day service

    By Tyler Flynn

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A special Memorial Day observance was held at the National D-Day Memorial on Monday, May 28 in Bedford.
        The ceremony, entitled “Remembering Their Sacrifice,” honored both current and fallen military personnel from throughout U.S. history who made sacrifices to ensure the nation’s freedom. The program also brought recognition to flight nurses who cared for the injured during World War II.

  • One sailor's day: D-Day honors him at June 6 service

        For over eight years, Eric Montgomery has been on a mission to close the final chapter of his great uncle Amin Isbir’s D-Day story. 
        Coxswain Amin Isbir, a member of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion, was reported killed in action on June 8, 1944.  His great nephew, Eric Montgomery questioned his date of death believing that he had been killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  Isbir’s commanding officer, Ensign Joe Vaghi, confirmed Montgomery’s suspicions. 

  • Helping Joplin residents ‘Sing Again’

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Singer/songwriter Mark Laperle of Bedford, inspired others to “sing again” after the deadly Joplin, Mo., tornado one year ago.
        Last week he was in Joplin to personally deliver that message during a special memorial service in the city.

  • Brooks Food Group announces setbacks; Mail America plans expansion

        While one area business was announcing this week that its local plant could close as the business restructures, another was announcing plans for expansion.
        Brooks Food Group, based out of Bedford, has closed its North Carolina plant and could do the same in Bedford. Meanwhile Mail America, based out of Forest, has announced plans to add 75 jobs over the next three years.

    Brooks Food Group

  • Friends, family and students remember 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth

    While many see Memorial Day as the kick-off to summer fun, that’s not what the holiday is all about. It was established to remember military men who died in the service of their country. It got its start after the War Between the States to honor the war dead. The wars of the 20th century added more to those ranks.

        This year, a young man named Andrew Pollard and a friend of his rode down from Massachusetts to honor 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth, a Marine platoon leader who was killed by a sniper in Hadithah, Iraq on Oct. 17, 2006.

  • Friends, family and students remember 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth

    While many see Memorial Day as the kick-off to summer fun, that’s not what the holiday is all about. It was established to remember military men who died in the service of their country. It got its start after the War Between the States to honor the war dead. The wars of the 20th century added more to those ranks.
    This year, a young man named Andrew Pollard and a friend of his rode down from Massachusetts to honor 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth, a Marine platoon leader who was killed by a sniper in Hadithah, Iraq on Oct. 17, 2006.

  • Service honors flight nurses

    By Laura Enderson
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Over 1 million American have given their lives to defend their country. Although the United States Air Force flight nurses never fired a rifle, they comforted and protected those who did. 

  • So long, Bob

        The National D-Day Memorial exists, to a large extent, due to the efforts of John Robert “Bob” Slaughter. 

  • D-Day Memorial Foundation statement on death of Bob Slaughter

    National D-Day Memorial Mourns Founder’s Passing

     

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend and founder John Robert Slaughter.  Bob brought the same energy, tenacity, and drive to the creation of the D-Day Memorial that he displayed 68 years ago on Omaha Beach, and throughout the war.