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Today's News

  • Mother charged with murder of infant

    A 25-year-old Bedford woman has been charged with second degree murder in the death of her eight month old infant in September 2008.

        Cecilia Leigh Burnette, 25, Bedford was arrested today and charged with second degree murder and felony child abuse in connection with the death of her infant daughter, Marissa. She is currently being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

  • Stalin bust sparks opposition

    A plan to place a bust of Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial is sparking local controversy.

     

        “It’s not putting up a sculpture in honor of Stalin,” said Dr. William McIntosh, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s director.

     

        McIntosh pointed out that he realizes that Stalin was a monster. He said that Stalin had killed 20 million of his own citizens by 1939.

     

  • The future of farming

    Bedford’s Farm Bureau featured two youthful speakers at its annual dinner meeting last week.

        Joy Powers, of Staunton River High School’s (SRHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, said that agriculture has a future in Bedford County. She pointed to the two FFA chapters, one at SRHS and the other at Liberty High School, along with 4H clubs as an example. She would like to see more and suggested adding agricultural education classes in middle schools and an FFA chapter at Jefferson Forest High School.

  • High expectations

    After six months to transition and some 120 meetings, Dr. Douglas Schuch is settling in to his new job as superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools.

        And he is also getting a better feel for what needs to be done in the future.

        At last Thursday’s School Board meeting, Dr. Schuch presented a report on the transition process and what he sees for the future of the school system under his direction.

  • Letters

    Articles helped

     

        I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Bedford Bulletin for its fine coverage of Bedford House during the last month. 

        The front page article of the Challenge Grant for the Endowment Fund was read in all parts of the county and engendered many of the generous donations that we received.  In fact, I will credit the newspaper coverage with helping us to almost double our goal of $30,000 to meet the $100,000 challenge!

  • Fiscally irresponsible policies are plunging the U.S. further into debt

    It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses.  As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time.  In these challenging economic times it is even more important for government to control spending.

  • Campaign brings back better memories

        They don’t make Virginia governor’s races like they used to, at least not since 1973.

        That year, liberal firebrand Henry Howell squared off against Mills Godwin, the segregationist Democrat who had left the party after having previously been elected governor in 1965.   

  • The extremists are on the left

        We have less than three weeks to go before the Nov. 3 state and local elections. I hope you’re registered and intend to show up at the polls as these elections are important.

        Granted, the local picture in Bedford County isn’t exciting. The incumbents are running unopposed, so if each one gets his wife to vote for him and not too many people vote for Mickey Mouse, he wins. However, there are contested races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general as well as the 19th House of Delegates seat.

  • Cavs take Glass in gridiron thriller

     

     

     

    E.C. Glass had an auspicious entry into the Seminole District last Friday night.

  • Speed kills: Amherst over Liberty, 49-20

      It is difficult to ascertain what it was about last Friday night’s experience at Amherst that so stunned the Liberty Minutemen.