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Today's News

  • A hard winter that has no politics

        As a lifelong lover of snow, I remember how cool it seemed on Dec. 18 when this winter’s first major snowstorm hit us.

        I was off from work that day in order to get a tooth pulled. I actually  went in early for the appointment at the request of the oral surgeon and his staff, who wanted to escape ahead of the predicted storm.

  • Let’s just freeze in the dark

    Are you enjoying all the winter? I’ve had to shovel global warming out of my driveway two weekends in a row, and what we got the last time was nothing compared with what folks in other parts of the Commonwealth experienced.

        How about those high heating bills? I know one lady who lives in Bedford County who had an electricity bill that topped $500 for a month. She and her husband aren’t heating Al Gore’s mansion, either. They live in a doublewide.

  • It just got worse

    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that he would undo a freeze on an education funding formula that would have taken money from more affluent school districts and given it to less affluent ones.

  • Super Bowling on a budget--commentary

      For the first time in many years, I’ll not be hosting a Super Bowl party.

  • Liberty grabs win at JF

      Call them the Liberty Colts.

    Just like the Super Bowl-bound squad from Indy, the Liberty boys basketball team locked up a first-round playoff bye with four games to go.

  • Lady Eagles control own destiny

      Uh-oh.

  • Lady Cavs sweep Minettes for season

      The Jefferson Forest lady basketball team hasn’t had a whole lot of positives to point to this season.

    That short list just got a little longer, though.

  • 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.