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Today's News

  • Liberty High School teacher wins top high school honor

    Teaching is a second career for Mark Day, who teaches AP European History and American History at Liberty High School (LHS). Day was named Bedford County's High School Teacher of the Year last week.

    Day came to Bedford County, 13 years ago, after a 24-year career in the Navy. He's a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War of 1991.

  • Uses of Red Barn discussed

    Area residents attending a meeting on the Red Barn, Monday, decided the simpler is better.

    The Red Barn is located adjacent to the old county nursing home building on Falling Creek Road. It was built in the 1930s and served the county poor house, which was still in operation there at the time. The building may be a Sears kit barn, although Elizabeth Gilboy, director of Virginia Tech's Community Design Assistance Center, said that researchers aren't positive. She said that they have a Sears catalog from that time that shows a barn with a floor plan just like it.

  • Cell towers get approval

    Monday night, the board of supervisors approved two 80-foot cell towers near Va. 24 for AT&T Mobility.

    The first cell tower, located between Chamblissburg and Stewartsville passed with no discussion. The planning commission had unanimously approved it in late April and nobody spoke at the public hearing that preceded the supervisors’ action.

    The second cell tower, located 11 miles west of the highway’s intersection with Va. 122 was different. When it went before the planning commission in April, the commission voted 4-3 to deny it.

  • Students have GREAT day at Liberty Lake Park

    Bedford area schools’ G.R.E.A.T. program ended the year with a special day last week to reward the students’ efforts during the year. The G.R.E.A.T. program encompasses lessons in gang and violence resistance, decision making, peer pressure, anger management and social skills.

  • Both Cav soccer squads booted

    On the same sunny evening, both Forest soccer teams had their state championship aspirations quashed in heartbreaking fashion. The Cavs lost 1-0 to Northside, while the girls lost to Harrisonburg 2-1 in the third overtime period.

    Cavs outhustled, outmuscled

    It wasn?t supposed to end this way.

    The Jefferson Forest boys? soccer team saw its clear shot to a state berth picked from its collective pocket by a quick and aggressive bunch from Northside.

  • Plea from a desperate housewife--commentary

    Editor?s note: While Mike was away from his desk, we took the liberty of replacing his normal commentary with this missive from his wife. Normally, we wouldn?t be so underhanded. But, in this case, it?s a fairly dire situation.

    Dear Bedford Bulletin readers,

    I am the wife of the jamoke that usually writes this column. I am using his space to make a request:: Would you please contact Mike with your ideas for summer sports articles?

  • Semi-no for Seminole's Cavs

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team is unaccustomed to playing with fire. It did so, however, twice in Regional play. While the Cavs escaped their first experience, Waynesboro was only too happy to burn them. The result was a season-ending 10-8 loss to the Little Giants in the Regional semifinals. The seven errors that the Cavs committed netted Waynesboro the boost it needed to overcome the 6-1 lead that Forest had built in the early going.

  • Former Bush insider blows the whistle

    “What I know is that war should only be waged when it is necessary, and the war in Iraq was not necessary.”

    Those immortal words speak a truth that most Americans have long since discovered; we did not need to go to war in Iraq. There was no “threat from Iraq,” as we were repeatedly told in late 2002 and early 2003. America’s freedom was not at stake in ancient Mesopotamia.

  • Sometimes you can see it coming

    I can still recall the August evening, 34 years ago, when I sat with some friends and listened to Richard Nixon give his resignation speech.

    Nixon's resignation was no surprise. By the time I came home from college for the summer, it was already obvious that Nixon was toast. His support among his own party's senators was evaporating and it was clear that, if impeached, a vote to remove him from office would probably pass the Senate.

    Sometimes it's obvious how certain things will turn out.

  • The shot I'll remember

    If the first hole was any indication, it was going to be a very long day.

    I had received the invitation to go to a media day for the grand reopening of The Water’s Edge Golf Course and gladly accepted. Bulletin publisher Jay Bondurant and I set out for the course about 8 a.m. Thursday.

    It had been two years since I had been on a golf course. I wasn’t very good then and the first hole we played Thursday proved I hadn’t gotten any better with age.