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Today's News

  • Talk radio didn’t do it

        Last month, I was talking with a group of people who I believe were mostly liberal “Democrats.” A major topic was how our society came to be so polarized. They blamed it on conservative talk radio.

  • A matter of prayer

        We have been reminded once again this week of the depths to which some men’s souls can fall.
        Last Sunday our nation was thrust into another tragedy when a deranged man entered a small Texas church and opened fire on those in attendance, killing 26 and injuring many more. The man was killed in a subsequent pursuit by an armed neighbor of the church, but the horrific damage had already been done.

  • Grand jury indicts 2 men on child porn charges

        Two men facing charges related to child pornography were indicted by a Bedford grand jury Tuesday.
        The grand jury returned indictments against Theodor Ohara Rainey Jr. of Lynchburg and Michael Ian Bowser of Accomack.

        Two men facing charges related to child pornography were indicted by a Bedford grand jury Tuesday.
        The grand jury returned indictments against Theodor Ohara Rainey Jr. of Lynchburg and Michael Ian Bowser of Accomack.

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison: Part II

    Welcome into round two of the Superhero and NBA team comparison. Essentially a couple hundred words of me completely nerding out with my slightly above average knowledge of superheroes and my elite level of basketball knowledge. Maybe elite is not the right word to describe my basketball knowledge, that seems arrogant. We'll call it semi-elite in an effort to express my humility.

  • Liberty can't hang on

    Liberty's mission was simple, finish the season with a win and guarantee a spot in the playoffs. The Minutemen had to go through the Rustburg Red Devils to accomplish that task.
     

    While Liberty was unable to come out victorious, falling 25-20, the Minutemen's season will be continuing with a berth in the Region 3C playoffs.
     

    On the first play from scrimmage Rustburg managed to jar the ball loose from the Minutemen. The Red Devils picked up the ball and took it in for a touchdown to go up 6-0.
     

  • Perfection Obtained

    Staunton River achieved one of its preseason goals–perfection. With a 60-13 beat down of the Patrick Henry Patriots the Golden Eagles are now a perfect 10-0 heading into the Region 3D playoffs.
     

    This is the first time in school history that the Golden Eagles have finished 10-0 in the regular season.
     

    "I thought this was the most complete game we've played this season," Head Coach Chuck Poston said. "We were clicking on offense, defense and special teams."
     

  • Contested elections help turnout

        Contested local elections in District 2 and District 4 may be driving voter turnout. Some of the highest percentages of voter turnout were coming in precincts in those districts as of around noon Tuesday. For full election results see www.bedfordbulletin.com on Wednesday.

  • Jefferson Forest falls short in shootout with Heritage

    In the final game of the season it would have been easy for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers (5-4) to roll over and lay down for the Heritage Pioneers (8-1). Considering the Cavaliers have eight two-way starters with season ending injuries and that Heritage's Elijah Davis plays football like its a video game, expectations may not have been very high for the Cavaliers.
     

  • Serving the community

        A $200,000 donation by Ash Rothlein will start a scholarship fund from which the National D-Day Memorial will award annual scholarships.

        Rothlein was an Army veteran and served with an advance Army ordinance unit in Normandy during World War II. His unit maintained vehicles at the front. An earlier donation by Rothlein paid for the Homage statue at the Memorial.

  • School board to vote on LHS ballfield amenities

        A decision on whether—and when—bathrooms and a concession area will be added to the baseball field complex at Liberty High School is expected to be made by the Bedford County School Board during its meeting Thursday.
        The board’s construction management firm, M. B. Kahn, has recommended that these restrooms not be completed as part of the current construction project. The thought is that the board could get a better price for the project from another firm.