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Today's News

  • School board shares facilities plan with supervisors

    Any public discussion on how members of  the Bedford County Board of Supervisors feel about the School Board’s proposed $55.6 million facilities plan will have to wait for another time.

  • Holy Land USA on auction block after closing to the public

    Holy Land USA goes on the auction block next week.

        Holy Land USA consists of 250 acres on Dickerson Mill Road, a five minute drive from Bedford. It’s set up as a three-mile journey trail that illustrates the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Many points on the trail illustrate Jesus’ parables. According to Richard Dooley, in a 2008 interview, teams dramatized events on some days at these sites. Dooley was Holy Land’s operations manager at the time.

  • As times change, Burks Hill Road corridor development being revisited

    Back in 2002, commercial development seemed inevitable along the Burks Hill Road corridor. The economy was strong, the area’s population was growing and the National D-Day Memorial had established itself as a destination spot for both local and out-of-area tourists.

  • Radio show hosts entertain at Women of Influence event

    Mary Foley and Susie Galvez aren’t afraid to tell women how to enjoy life. And they certainly seem to be doing that themselves.

        Radio hosts of the “Girlfriend We Gotta Talk” show broadcast each Sunday at 3 p.m. on WLEE 990 AM  in Richmond, the two gave those women attending the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence luncheon Thursday tips on how to increase their sanity, confidence and fun.

        And they had fun doing it, sharing their health, beauty, relationship and self-esteem tips.

  • Conni St. John wins Athena Award

    Since coming to Bedford in 1999, Conni St. John has assisted hundreds of victims of domestic violence and their children as well as assisting her staff to reach their potential not only as advocates but strong leaders in the community.

        On Thursday she was recognized for those efforts, being named the Athena Award winner for 2009 during the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence luncheon held at West Manor in Forest.

  • Greens hung at annual luncheon

    The 30th annual Hanging of the Greens luncheon took place last Thursday at the Bedford Historic Meeting House.

        Sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society, the luncheon allowed local history buffs the chance to catch up while enjoying a sumptuous meal.  Chicken salad, ham biscuits, aspic, fruit salad and a wide range of pastries lined the history buffs’ buffet.

  • Open and shut

    Government should always strive for openness, even when the law might allow discussion on an issue to be held behind closed doors. The presumption should always be, "let’s talk about this in the open if we can."

        But government often doesn’t work that way.

  • Letters

    Islam & Rick Howell

        Rick Howell writes in the 11/25th Bedford Bulletin that he knows more about Islam than Pat Robertson.

  • Task force will recommend economic initiatives for the coming year

    My top priority is jobs for Main Street and rebuilding America’s competitive edge in the world. Recently, I was selected for two congressional roles to advance the ball on economic development for Central and Southern Virginia. I was appointed to a Congressional Task Force on Job Creation and was also made Vice-Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee.

  • Common-sense solutions needed to get Americans back to work

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released November unemployment numbers.  For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate is at 10% -- the highest rate in 26 years.  Equally sobering is the fact that last month the national debt surpassed $12 trillion.

    Earlier this year, the Congress passed a one trillion dollar “stimulus” bill on the promise that it would create jobs immediately.  Instead, three million jobs have been lost since the so-called stimulus bill was signed into law.