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Today's News

  • Help Save the Next Girl holds local event

    By Chappy Merritt

        Shannon Jurkus, president of the Bedford Middle School chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, arranged for Falon Smith now a senior at Stuart‘s Draft High School to visit Bedford Sunday for a brief discussion with some members of the local chapter.

  • Town honors police, firefighters

    Bedford Police officers and firefighters were honored, at last week’s Town Council meeting, for their work during a house fire on Grove Street in January.

        Both the town and Bedford’s American Legion post honored the men. The town presented them with plaques and the Legion awarded its Heroism Medal to the police officers.

  • An adventure!

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Life has been an adventure.”
        That is Dr. George Wortley’s take.  The words undoubtedly seem true for the doctor, who recently retired after 28 years and two months with the Centra Medical Group and practicing in Big Island.
        Dr. Wortley, originally from upstate New York near Syracuse, moved to Bedford 30 years ago and began practicing family medicine with Centra soon after.

  • ‘Big Island was my biggest achievement’

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Life has been an adventure.”
        That is Dr. George Wortley’s take.  The words undoubtedly seem true for the doctor, who recently retired after 28 years and two months with the Centra Medical Group and practicing in Big Island.
        Dr. Wortley, originally from upstate New York near Syracuse, moved to Bedford 30 years ago and began practicing family medicine with Centra soon after.

  • Local orchards hit hard by weather

        February and March seem to have gotten flip-flopped this year with weather that would be more appropriate for mid-February paying the Bedford area an unwelcome visit last week.

        While this part of Virginia escaped the heavy snow that hit the Northeast, the same storm system brought this area nights with temperatures in the teens and high winds. Local orchards were hit hard because the springlike temperatures had fooled fruit trees into blooming nearly a month early.

  • Learning to drive

    By Pernie Forehand
    Bedford

  • The Scots-Irish

    By James F. Burns

        Call them the other Irish—the invisible Irish, the Scots-Irish.  They’re more associated with corn, coal, and moonshine than green beer.  They’re the offspring of Scots whom King James transplanted to northern Ireland at the same time he was colonizing Jamestown in Virginia and producing the King James Version of the Bible in the early 1600s.

  • ‘Luck of the Irish’….or success planning?

    By Vicki Gardner,
    Executive Director
    Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

        We have options.
        St. Patrick’s Day is here once again and with it the term, ‘Luck of the Irish”. 

  • Conservative insanity over health care

        When the Affordable Care Act was first passed, most conservatives acted as though Karl Marx had risen from the grave, seized power in Washington, D.C., and locked us all in communist chains.
        The kindest thing they said about it was that it was “government-run,” health care, which it certainly was not. But they always trot out that mindless phrase any time insurance companies lose the slightest ability to control whether you and I receive affordable care.

  • Impeach Trump?

        It seems, from reading Rick Howell’s column last week, that Mr. Howell is ready to impeach President Donald Trump. I believe his enthusiasm for impeachment is extremely premature.
        He made a big deal of claiming that President Trump may have violated the  “emoluments clause” of the Constitution.