Today's News

  • Mitch Daniels calls out conservatives

        For a party that thinks it’s going to win the White House next year, Republicans are off to a slow start with a weak potential field of candidates.

        Those who would walk to the strains of “Hail to the Chief” are certainly taking their time announcing their campaigns. In fact, not a single candidate has made an announcement, not even the imagined front-runner, Mitt Romney.

  • Sports Commentary: What a Pirate!

      Just when I thought the well o’ rants had run dry, along came my father-in-law.

  • Lady Eagles snare tourney tin

    The fourth time got them a third title.

  • What a tangled Webb!

        I’m still curious why Senator Jim Webb announced that he won’t run for reelection.

  • Raising Kaine

    Former Virginia Governor and now Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine is being touted as a possible candidate in 2012 to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb. Here’s hoping Kaine throws his hat in the ring.

        We have some questions we can’t wait to ask (and we've guessed at his projected answers). Such as:
        Bedford Bulletin - “Mr. Kaine, do you feel you have a good record of supporting law enforcement?”

  • M-Men storm back to take District tourney crown

    The price of admission was worth every penny:  Liberty 59, E.C. Glass 54.  In overtime.

  • Civil rights restoration: Bedford Voters League to hold mass sign up

        A felony conviction is the gift that keeps on giving. After doing his prison time, paying all fines and complying with everything the court ordered, a convicted felon still faces restrictions: He can’t vote, he can’t hold public office, he can’t own a firearm. The felony conviction can also create problems when he applies for jobs.

  • Beginning Genealogy focus of class

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        The Bedford Genealogical Society is offering a class in Beginning Genealogy this Spring at the Library.
        In the 1990s more than 1,500 cemeteries in Bedford County were surveyed.  Members state the organization has tried to record the graves of the people in the cemeteries, and has 37,000 names in its database.

  • Singing Valentines

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        In 1994, around 10 singers from Roanoke got together to form the Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers chorus.  They were chartered by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, now simply called the Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Barbershop Harmony Society’s motto is, “To keep America singing.”

  • The Black #3

    John Sines Jr. remembers well the moment he learned Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500.

        As the news spread he started writing. In the matter of a short drive from Lynchburg to Madison Heights he had the words for his song “The Black #3.” Just a few weeks later, he was in Nashville recording the song.
        “I’m a racing fan,” Sines, a native of Bedford, said this week. “I like all the drivers.”