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Today's News

  • A little hypocrisy on wealth


        Rick Howell reminded me, last week, at how inconsistent liberal political hacks are when it comes to rich people. His column suggests that Mitt Romney’s wealth is obscene — that the term “obscene wealth” comes to mind when one contemplates what Mr. Howell calls Romney’s “vast wealth.”

  • Let the Games begin

    he athletes, by the thousands, gathered together Friday.
        From some 200 countries they came together in London for the 2012 Olympics. The flags were raised, the flame was lit; Paul McCartney sang.
        And then the games began.
        The scene that played out in women’s gymnastics Sunday displayed both the magic and the heartache of the games that will follow the next two weeks.

  • Area YOVASO groups, school SROs dominate year-end awards

        On Thursday July 26, Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, held its 2011-2012 awards banquet at Lynchburg College.

        It proved to be a coronation for the work local groups and individuals had put into that effort.
        The YOVASO Program is made up of over 100 middle and high schools from across Virginia. Of the 19 traffic safety awards handed out at the banquet, seven were given to Bedford County.
        Those included:

  • Controlling the deer in Bedford

        On a 5-2 vote, Bedford City Council voted last Tuesday to approve an urban archery program to help with deer management in the city.
        The city has had a deer management program for several years to help in controlling the deer population. Vehicle accidents involving deer continue to be a problem in the city, according to city officials, though at a decreased rate.

  • Morgan Witt has kept an eye on her brother this summer

        Christy Witt couldn’t be any prouder of her daughter.

        And thankful.
        Morgan Witt, 10, has been keeping a sharp lookout for her 3-year-old brother Kaden this summer.
        A couple of weeks ago, the Witt family was camping at Holliday Lake State Park. Morgan had gone for a walk down the trail in the woods and came back to camp carrying a baby frog. A little while later she and her brother went back down the trail to return the frog to the creek.

  • Clam Digger’s Seafood expands with new multi-purpose room

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Clam Digger’s Seafood on Bridge Street offers Bedford something unique. Fresh seafood and three different areas to enjoy, with a different feel to each one.
        “Each room in the place has its own personality,” owner Tina Guley said. “You get a wide variety of choices.”

  • Ware's bond modified

        The former Bedford County Board of Supervisors member, charged with embezzlement and money laundering, will be allowed to travel out of state as part of his bond agreement that was modified at a hearing last week.

  • BCSO kicks off Inmate Work Force program

        The inmates get fresh air and the chance to contribute back to society.

        Bedford County gets cleaner roadsides.
        That’s the deal that’s been hatched out between the county and a group of low-risk inmates as the Sheriff’s Office kicked off its Inmate Work Force program last week.
        On July 16 the first crew, which uses low-risk inmates to perform needed community work, hit the roads picking up trash from the county’s secondary roads.

  • Johnson to vie for District 2 School Board seat

        Jason Johnson works with incoming freshmen at Virginia Tech as an undergraduate academic adviser. He believes that position makes him uniquely qualified to see just how prepared area students are when they enter college.

        And Johnson believes the school system can do better.

  • Incumbents seek reelection to council

        Four Bedford City Council incumbents are seeking reelection for what will likely be very short terms—at least as a City Council.
        If reversion goes according to schedule, City Council will cease to exist on July 1, 2013 — to be replaced by a Town Council. Councilmen won’t automatically transition to this town council. They will all have to run for seats on the new town council in an election to be held in May 2013 if they want to serve on that elected body.