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Today's News

  • Summer's over... Back to the books!

    Can you believe it?

        Summer’s over—at least on the school calendar—and some 10,275 Bedford County students are headed back to school Monday.
        The buses will be rolling; books will be passed out.
        And while students will have less time now to play those video games at home, some might find technology playing a bigger part in their learning experience for the 2012-2013 school year.

  • It's time to shut the doors

    By John Barnhart
    Staff Writer
    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        Shoprite’s 30-year run in Moneta has come to an end.
        Lewis Creasey, who owns the supermarket located on Va. 122 south of Moneta, said he will close the store, “when I sell out of merchandise.”
        A precise closing date hasn’t been set, but “I know I’ll be closed out of here on Sept. 8,” Creasey said.

  • The House will not raise taxes on anyone in this economy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Tax fairness and reform are key to a successful economy

    January 1, 2013 – just five short months from now Americans can expect a higher tax bill. Individuals, families, and small businesses alike, are bracing for these tax increases and asking “how can we afford to send even more of our hard earned money to the federal government?” Nearly 13 million Americans are currently looking for work and so crushing tax increases are the last thing we need.

  • Getting ready to go back to school

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue
     
        Pool time and vacations are quickly coming to an end and in the next few weeks it will be back to school time again. 

  • Obama’s not hostile to small business

    It turned out that President Obama’s July 13 appearance in Roanoke took on a life of its own when the Romney campaign leaped all over one segment of the speech.
        The president was discussing the role that any community plays when a business is successful. He was basically paraphrasing the remarks of Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

  • A little honesty for a change


        Recently President Barack Obama has been busy claiming that his “You didn’t build that” remark has been taken out of context. Actually, when read or heard in the context of his rant in Roanoke, they sound even more anti-capitalist than they do in Mitt Romney’s campaign ads.
        Meanwhile, liberals have been pulling Romney’s comments, made on his international tour, out of context in an effort to make them look like gaffes. Taken in context, they aren’t gaffes at all.

  • To the dogs

    Early this summer, a Bedford County man received a document seeking to register a new voter from his family. Unfortunately the document was sent to his dog Mozart.
        And Mozart had been dead for two years.
        When the form first came Tim Morris said he laughed at first, thinking the solicitation was a joke. Then he realized it was real.
        And that’s a problem.

  • Goodlatte, Hurt sponsor job fair; more than 1,000 turn out

    A job fair, organized by Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Congressman Rober Hurt, brought about 70 businesses, most of them with current job openings, to the Liberty Mountain Conference Center in Lynchburg Monday morning.

        The businesses had jobs to offer ranging from those requiring little skill to those requiring advanced training. Employers and employees filled the Conference Center’s eight classrooms, which had been cleared of non-essential furniture to make room.

  • Douglass holds panel discussion

        General John Douglass, the Democrats’ candidate for the 5th Congressional District seat, stopped in Bedford last week to hold a panel discussion, one of a number that he’s holding around the district.