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Today's News

  • Dollar General rezoning request denied

        A proposal to build a Dollar General store on Va. 24, across the highway from Staunton River High School, drew major opposition when the rezoning request, necessary for the construction of the store, came before the Bedford County Board of Supervisors Monday night.
        A large number of neighbors opposed it. The planning commission opposed it. County planning staff opposed it. The county school division opposed it. In the end, five of seven supervisors opposed it.

  • Church launches satellite campus

        Blue Ridge Community Church transformed Bedford Elementary School into a satellite campus for the church, this past Sunday, as the new campus held its first services at the school.

  • Friends get ready to set out to hike Appalachian Trail

    By Brandi Mitchell

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        In just a few month’s time, you will not find Danielle Averill or Sarah Stephens at their standard house cleaning jobs, or even walking around Bedford.
        You will find them in the woods. More specifically, on the Appalachian Trail, and   you   may not see them again for many months.

  • New feature will help dementia patients

        Oakwood Health and Rehab Center’s new sensory room is the result of 18 months of work. The reason it took so long is that it’s on the cutting edge of efforts to improve the quality of life for dementia patients.

        According to Tracy Chisholm, Oakwood’s nursing director, the idea of multi-sensory stimulus has been used successfully in Europe for some time. The idea is new to the U. S. It’s so new that Chisholm had trouble finding suppliers to provide equipment to set up Okwood’s room.

  • Friends group to support hospice house

        Bedford House, the hospice house the community built, is fully state-licensed and up and running.

  • Gorsuch: A great pick

    The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the land. Established by Article III of the Constitution, the men and women appointed to the Supreme Court have the responsibility of deciding some of the toughest constitutional questions facing our country today. Just days ago, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

     

  • Broadband bill requires government transparency

    oted that the pace of activity in the House was about average for a short session.  Short sessions are necessarily more hectic than long ones, because even with limitations placed on the number of bills delegates can submit, it still takes a lot of time, attention, and patience to consider nearly 2,500 bills and resolutions in 46 days.

  • Budget requires no tax increase

    By Senator Steve Newman

        Well, we’re halfway through this 2017 General Assembly session. Tuesday marks crossover, the day when each chamber must complete work on the bills filed by its members.  With one notable exception, the Senate must have either approved or rejected every bill filed by a senator and the House must have done the same with every bill filed by a delegate.

  • Bill addresses ballot shortage

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

        The 2017 General Assembly Session has reached the half-way point! On Tuesday, we experienced “Crossover.” This 45-day session is more like two sessions, with House bills introduced by Delegates and Senate bills introduced by Senators considered in the respective bodies during the first half. Those bills that pass the full body then “cross over” to the other body (a true bicameral legislature) for consideration and action prior to being reviewed by the Governor.

  • The little things

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com
        
        Cards, candy and flowers will be sent or handed to loved ones across this country next Tuesday, February 14, as gestures of love, adoration and consideration.
    The tradition of Valentine’s Day is celebrated in some form on nearly every continent, but is this really necessary?