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Today's News

  • Minutemen to visit Eagles' gridiron this Friday

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    It'll be the Minutemen at the Golden Eagles' nest when two of our county teams square off this Friday evening at 7:30.

    Staunton River will be trying to get the Liberty foot off its neck, where it has resided throughout this decade.

    Additionally, the Golden Eagles will be trying to break their long losing streak, which is in danger of hitting the 20 game mark should they fall to Liberty.

  • Forest drops tough gridiron match to Pulaski

    The scoreboard said that Jefferson Forest had seven points to Pulaski County's 10. The board also said that there were no more ticks of the clock left for the Cavs, as they suffered their first loss of the season.

    What the scoreboard didn't say is that Forest is a true force with which to be reckoned this season. The team is the smash-mouthiest of the smashers and its defense is tighter'n two coats of paint.

    Of course, the Cougars' defense is nothing to sneeze at, either.

  • Letters

    On behalf of local owners

  • About what the Constitution doesn't say

    When I was at Lynchburg College, I took a wonderful Constitutional Law class as part of my political science major. We studied a great number of U.S. Supreme Court cases, and not just the ones - such as Roe v. Wade - that we’ve all heard of, but other cases lesser known that led to more dramatic decisions.

  • A broad brush approach needed

    Congressman Virgil Goode is right when he calls for a broad brush approach to energy. There is no magic bullet that will solve our energy needs.

    The first thing we need to do is drill wherever oil may be found. The House "Democrats'" drilling bill falls well short on this count. It limits offshore drilling to beyond 50 miles from the coast and requires coastal states to agree. Otherwise, drilling is limited to beyond 100 miles from the shoreline. It doesn't provide for sharing royalty payments with these states, so they'll have no incentive to agree.

  • Bedford girl has Africa in her heart

    A mission trip to Africa may be turning into something more that short-term for a Bedford County teen.

    Renee Bach was two months past her 18th birthday when she landed at Entebbe Airport, outside Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 18, 2007. She came as a short-term missionary to work in an orphanage. The experience she got was more than a culture shock.

    "I was supposed to be picked up by the orphanage I was going to," she said. "When I arrived, there was no driver."

  • UFO conference to be held at Lake this weekend

    The Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) will hold a conference at Mariners Landing this weekend. It starts, Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m.

    According to Susan Swiatek, state director for MUFON's Virginia chapter, MUFON is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization that promotes the scientific study of UFOs. Swiatek said the national organization maintains a case management system that allows the public to report sightings and investigators to update information on sightings. She said the database is still evolving.

  • U. S. attorney wants to be state attorney general

    Although sate elections won't be held until next year, candidates seeking the Republicans' nomination for attorney general are already making their rounds. Earlier this month, John Brownlee stopped by Bedford to speak at a Republican Party dinner.

    Brownlee said his father was career military.

    "When I was a kid, we traveled around, all over," he said.

  • Bedford earns Storm Ready designation

    Bedford has earned the National Weather Service's Storm Ready designation.

    The city is only the fourth locality in the area covered by the Weather Service's Blacksburg office, an area that covers 52 communities, to earn that distinction. It's only the 18th locality in Virginia to earn the designation.

    What this means, according to Phil Hysell, the Blacksburg office's warning coordination meteorologist, is that Bedford has made specific efforts to be prepared for a natural disaster.

    One requirement is a 24-hour emergency warning point and operations center.

  • Festival, local agencies help take care of displaced animals

    Area residents and agencies joined together this week to help the Bedford County Animal Shelter and the animals housed there.

    Work under way at the shelter could have potentially led to some animals having to be euthanized, had the animals not been adopted or taken in by other agencies this week. “That didn't happen. That's ancient history,” noted Scott Polinek, facilities manager for the shelter. “Everybody in the area has really stepped up to help us out.”