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Today's News

  • A choice bound to be regretted

        In the 1983 made-for-television movie, “The Day After,” two doctors are discussing the alarming international tensions that look as though they might actually lead to nuclear war.
        One says something like, “People really aren’t stupid enough to let that happen, are they?” The other doctor isn’t so sure. “Stupidity,” he says, “has a habit of getting its way.”

  • Democracy still isn’t safe from the left

        This year’s presidential campaign was almost as much fun as a barrel of rattlesnakes. One Facebook friend commented that Clinton vs Trump made her think of a video she saw of a snake chasing a rat. She wasn’t sure which candidate was the rat and which was the snake.
        I was grimly satisfied when I learned, Wednesday morning that Donald Trump won. This demonstrated what a wretched candidate Hillary Clinton was. Even Donald Trump could defeat her.

  • The ‘uneducated’ voter

        It’s really a shame that some supporters of Hillary Clinton have resorted to name calling when it comes to trying to discern why their candidate lost.
        President-elect Trump’s supporters have been labeled as “uneducated,” “racist” and “stupid.”
        Take this week’s Liberal Agenda column that appears on this page. Rick Howell writes: “We just let legions of the uneducated choose our president...”

  • Council doesn’t chicken out

        Bedford residents living in low density residential areas (R1) will now be able to keep chickens in their backyard.
        According to Assistant Town Manager Bart Warner, the new ordinance is based on the ordinances that Roanoke and Salem have and no roosters are allowed.
        Enforcement will  be complaint driving. Council adopted the ordinance by a 5-0 vote with Councilmen Beckham Stanley and Jim Vest absent.

  • Board OK’s contract for new school, gym

        The contracts are approved and now it’s finally time to begin construction on a new middle school in the Liberty zone.

        Last Thursday, the Bedford County School Board unanimously accepted the bid of Jamerson-Lewis Construction in the amount of $28,799,365 for the middle school project.
         The board also approved the bid of Blair Construction in the amount of $4,643,750 for the Liberty High School competition gym project.

  • D-Day Memorial to get new welcome center

        April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, donned a hard hat last week for a ceremonial ground breaking for a new visitors’ center.

        “The last time I had a hard hat on for an event here was 16 years ago,” she commented.
        At that time, the only structure completed a the Memorial was the arch and the plaza around it. Everything else was yet to be built.

  • He voted...and then shot a big buck

        As he has done for the better part of his life, 103-year-old Clyde Roberts turned out to vote last Tuesday.

  • Honoring our veterans

        Veterans Day originally started as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It was a huge war, the worst war in history until it was eclipsed by World War II.

  • Jefferson Forest girls finish fourth

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest girls cross country team finished fourth at the State Championship last Friday and Saturday at the Great Meadows state course in The Plains, Va.
        Forest finished with a total of 135 points. E.C. Glass took first place with 36 points, Loudon Valley was second with 88 points, and Grafton High was third with 117.

  • Extra Points: November

        The past few weeks have been crazy, people were so concerned about making sure everyone got out and voted and when they did and the polls we had been hearing on the news channels for the last three months were wrong people took to the streets.
        Of course, this is not the first time in the last year people have taken to the streets for protests and it definitely isn’t the first time that the protests turned into riots.