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Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Bracket typecasts

      So, how do you play your March Madness bracket?

  • Mayor's comments halt budget talks

        Following its regular meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board planned to talk more about the proposed 2011-12 budget. That never happened; comments made by Bedford Mayor Skip Tharp stopped any further discussion in its tracks.

        “I think we need to get more clarification,” stated District 4 board member Gary Hostutler.

  • Mayor's comments halt budget talks

        Following its regular meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board planned to talk more about the proposed 2011-12 budget. That never happened; comments made by Bedford Mayor Skip Tharp stopped any further discussion in its tracks.

        “I think we need to get more clarification,” stated District 4 board member Gary Hostutler.

  • Ladies set for the pitch

      When it comes to sustained excellence across all three county schools, it is hard to top girls soccer.

  • Boys soccer kickoff

      Boys soccer is expected to continue its development in Bedford County this spring.  How that development translates into trophies and accolades remains to be decided.

  • America can’t afford inaction

    Last year’s Congress failed in their most basic governing responsibility by not passing a budget for the first time since the Congressional Budget Act was adopted in 1974, and what we are currently seeing are the real and negative consequences of allowing reckless government spending to go unchecked.

     

  • Protecting small businesses from job killing mandates

    More than 90 percent of all American employers are small businesses and they generate approximately 70 percent of the new jobs created in the United States each year. 

    Small businesses are crucial to the American economy and account for a significant majority of new product ideas and innovation.  Small business owners across the country want to invest in their firms and hire new workers, but instead they are bracing for costly government mandates and regulations.

  • Spring and political warning signs

        Is it just me, or has it been a long winter and we all feel very much ready for spring?

        Certainly, we didn’t have the major snow events we had last winter, but it just seems that there have been too many dark and dreary days, punctuated by their very short length.
        So, I’m happy to report - if you haven’t checked the calendar - that spring arrives this Sunday, March 20. This also means that major league baseball - and the local minor league versions - are just around the corner.

  • A lack of leadership

        Last month I pondered whether President Barack Obama will turn out to be Bill Clinton II or Jimmy Carter Jr. At that time, I thought that he was leaning more toward the Carter presidency model, and it seems that he’s continuing in the footsteps of our hapless 39th president.

  • Ranch provides home for both young, old — horses, that is

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Marilyn and April Slocum do not get rid of the old or disabled horses at Slocum’s Appaloosa Ranch in Moneta.  They own 84 horses of all ages; the older horses are pushing 40 and some are blind.
        “I keep trying to get less, but somehow it doesn’t happen,” Marilyn Slocum said. “The idea is to raise a couple horses each year and turn them into replacements for the horses that retire.”