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Today's News

  • The war against Al Qaeda requires vigilance, not complacency

    On Christmas Day, Umar Abdulmutallab boarded Northwest Flight 253 bound for Detroit and just before landing, attempted to blow up the plane and the 278 passengers aboard.  Thanks only to the malfunction of an explosive device and the quick thinking of civilian passengers and crew who subdued him, did this latest act of terrorism not tragically result in a massive loss of life. 

  • Remembering the Melody Mountaineers......

        The picture in Old Places, Old Faces on Nov. 18, 2009, of Bill and Mary Reid and the Melody Mountaineers brought back many wonderful memories to me of a well known band whose names were once a household word throughout central Virginia and the surrounding area.

  • Why are so many unhappy at work?

        I have a few questions for you: Are you happy in your work? Put another way: Do you like your job? Or is it just an economic necessity that you tolerate?

        Apparently, these are questions that occupy the time of most Americans. According to the findings of the Conference Board research group - which issues a job satisfaction report every year - a record number of Americans are not happy with what they do for a living.

  • Liberals’ silly thinking

        One of the services the Bedford Bulletin offers the community is printing Rick Howell’s “The Liberal Agenda.” Readers can get a weekly example of liberals’ vacuous thinking, something we should all keep in mind when we go to the polls. Do we really want to elect people who believe this stuff, or who are endorsed by folks who believe this stuff?

  • JF-LH: Auld Lang Grind

    Local hoops action resumed in this new year with Jefferson Forest heading to Liberty.

  • Lady Eagles nab second at Byrd; Minettes go 2-1

    While some were enjoying figgy pudding and egg nogs, others were grinding it out on area basketball courts.

  • Witt out as SR football coach

    Dark clouds reappeared over the Staunton River High School football program with the news that head football Coach Rick Witt had abruptly resigned.

  • Gates named first team All-State

          Staunton River’s Wesley Gates capped off a remarkable year by being named to the Associated Press All-State AA football team.  Gates was named as the kick returner on the first team. 

  • "Courage" - Sports commentary

     “What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! 

    “What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! 

  • Hospice house breaks ground

    Back in 1999, a $2,000 gift to the Bedford Community Health Foundation helped it start an endowment fund to provide hospice services to those in need in the Bedford area. From that seed money an impressive movement began, highlighted Saturday by the groundbreaking for Bedford House, which once completed, will offer hospice services to area residents in the final stages of their lives.