Today's News

  • Free water distribution

    The Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue has opened a free water distribution center at Bedford Elementary School, according to Jack Jones, the county's chief of fire and rescue.

    Jones noted that loss of power has left people, who depend on wells, without power to run their pumps.

    "We don't know how long this [power outage] will last," he said.

    Jones said that bottled water will be distributed by the case, with no questions asked.

  • Bedford County free cooling stations open at the following locations: Citizens encouraged to take heat-related safety precautions

    Bedford County, in cooperation with local organizations is opening the following free cooling stations throughout the locality:


    • Bedford Moose Lodge – 1897 E. Lynchburg Salem Tpk, Bedford, Va

  • Free cooling shelters for City of Bedford

    The following are free cooling shelters available for the City of Bedford:
    1) The Christian Life Ministries Church located at 737 Blue Ridge Ave, City of Bedford has opened a "cooling shelter" for those that have lost power. They have food and water, but anyone who wants to stay overnight needs to bring a sleeping bag, air mattress or whatever else they need to be comfortable.
    2) Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 1307 Oakwood Ave., Bedford will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Water provided.

  • Preserving The American Way

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Recently, I had the great honor of attending a benefit for 28-year old Altavista veteran, Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker, who was critically injured during his second deployment to Afghanistan this spring.


  • The American people deserve answers

    In late December 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a member of the Border Patrol’s elite Search, Trauma and Rescue team was on patrol with three other agents. He was ten miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border when a gun fight broke out with as many as five illegal aliens and Agent Terry was shot and killed.

  • A new perspective

    By Tyler Flynn
    Intern Writer

        My work as an intern writer at the Bedford Bulletin over the past several weeks has given me a new perspective for the future.

  • s Bedford a 'cop town?'

    By Rickey Wilkerson
    Owner of Frederic’s Flowers

  • s Bedford a 'cop town?'

    By Rickey Wilkerson
    Owner of Frederic’s Flowers

  • Forgetting the lessons of Eisenhower’s address

    There was some dramatic news out of Afghanistan last week, but by now most Americans are so bored by the topic that they barely pay attention.
        The Taliban, the once and very likely future leaders of that country, attacked a resort hotel just outside Kabul. Before the five fighters were killed, they managed to snuff out the lives of 18 innocent people.

  • Incompetence and political games

        I voted for John McCain back in 2008 because I had Barack Obama pegged as a left-wing ideologue who lacked the experience necessary to be president of the United Sates. As he reaches the end of his first (and hopefully last) term, I can say that he has met my expectations. Actually, he has exceeded my expectations. When it comes to foreign policy, his performance goes beyond a leader who is in over his head. It’s been an appalling combination of incompetence and political game-playing.