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Today's News

  • Safety with fireworks

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

        July 4th always bring the backyard barbecues, family get together and spectacular fireworks celebrations. 
        Many families look forward to making their yearly trek to the local firework’s stand to make purchases for their own fireworks display.  According to the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Uninformed votes

    Stephen M. Stevick,
    Representative
    Bedford Above Board
    Former Planning Commissioner, District 5

  • The Supreme Court gets it right

    Every now and then, the cause for justice, decency and fairness in human relations and governance gets a victory that is so immense you can feel the aura of history around it.
    That’s what happened on June 28, when the conservative-leaning United States Supreme Court, through the leadership of its Chief Justice, John Roberts, affirmed President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Dr. Obama will see you now


        The first thing that came to my mind, when I heard that the Supreme Court declared ObamaCare to be Constitutional, is a little procedure that doctors like to perform on men when giving them a physical. Personally, I’m not going to submit to any doctor doing that to me without a fight. The test brought to mind a prank, that the ship’s doctor, back when I was in the Navy, played on a sailor with the help of a hospital corpsman. But, I digress.

  • Two plead guilty in area break-in cases

    By Tyler Flynn
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two Huddleston residents pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday to their involvement in a series of local break-ins last year.

  • Garden in a school bus

        A red school bus emblazoned with Sol Food Mobile Farm, rolled into Ellen Mackey’s Bedford driveway Friday morning. The crew, four young adults from Durham, N.C., stopped to relax a bit before continuing their trip to Washington D. C.

        The four, Eliza Bordley, Reid Rosemond, Ellen Duda and Dylan Hammond have been friends since they were 10. They attended middle and high school together, a magnet school for the arts. After high school graduation, they stayed in contact

  • Sports commentary: Football gripes

      "See, told ya!"

  • Hot times on the ballfield

      Sunscreen, sweat and scoring.

  • Vinton takes Big Island

      Hello, old friend.

  • Counseling practice gets new office

    Janie Mantooth, a licensed clinical social worker, has run her counseling practice at the foot of Turkey Mountain Road for several years. Now she’s moved to town.

        Mantooth acquired the 1936 vintage house one East Main Street, in Bedford. The house most recently was home to Hamilton’s, a shop operated by the late Peter Viemeister, which included vintage books and antique toys among its merchandise, providing a good retirement business for a former rocket scientist and aerospace executive.