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Today's News

  • The forgotten war

    Many veterans of the Korean War call it America’s forgotten war. It came between World War II and Viet Nam and its veterans are often overlooked.

        There are a number of them in the Bedford area and one of them is about to retire from the Bedford Bulletin. Actually, it’s a second retirement. Wiley Fowler, who turned 79 late last year, worked at Rubatex for 38 years before taking a part-time job at the Bulletin.

  • Supervisors look at county budget

    A Monday night Bedford County Board of Supervisors budget work session actually consisted of a number of informational items for the supervisors.

        County Administrator Kathleen Guzi said that she actually had some good news for the supervisors. The good news is that spending reductions that are already in place will take them through 2010 without additional cuts.

        The next fiscal year, which actually begins on July 1, could be another story.

  • Harrison appointed to J & D

    Virginia’s General Assembly has elected Judge Louis Harrison to a six year term on the Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J & D) Court. Harrison replaces Judge Philip Wallace, who retired from the bench last year.

  • Broadband Internet connection coming to the county

    According to R. Bryan David, executive director of the Region 2000 Economic Development Committee, the last-mile broadband Internet connection coming to Bedford County will be a state of the art system.

  • Snow continues to fall; leads to school calendar changes

    Snow fell again this past weekend and was falling on Tuesday forcing Bedford County Public Schools to remain closed. While students were enjoying the extra days off, school officials were busy trying to decide how to handle the missed days.

         Due to the recent school closings, the school system has made the following changes to the school calendar:

        • This Thursday, Feb. 11, will now be held as  a normal school day, canceling the previously scheduled parent/teacher conference day;

  • This isn’t about the environment, it’s all about raising taxes

    atch out, the Green Police may be on their way to your local grocery store.

     

        Arlington Democrat Delegate Adam Ebbin has introduced legislation into the General Assembly that would require retailers to charge shoppers 5 cents for each non-reusable bag issued to customers. It’s just another case of government sticking its nose where it shouldn’t and, by so doing, hurting the poor and middle class families the most.

     

  • Letters

    Heart Month

        February is American Heart Month and a good time to remind the increasing number of heart patients in Bedford and surrounding area that they are not alone in their recovery. Mended Hearts, affiliated with the American Heart Association, is a national nonprofit organization offering the gift of hope to heart patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years.

  • Bill will end monopoly protection for insurance companies
  • Spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much

    Two weeks ago President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.  In his speech the President called for fiscal discipline and specifically addressed the need to reduce wasteful spending from the federal budget.  However, earlier this week the President sent a $3.8 trillion budget proposal to Congress, which spends too much, taxes too much and borrows way too much.

  • What gets measured gets done

    The federal government has 44 separate job training and employment programs, spread across nine different agencies and departments, spending a combined $12 billion a year serving about 30 million Americans.

    Similarly, the federal government has established a patchwork system of at least 22 separate programs focused on the important consumer health issue of food safety.

    At least 17 stand-alone programs have been established over time to support the federal role in higher education.