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Today's News

  • Time to welcome a New Year

        My son, Ryan, remembers last year when we hung out together in Roanoke to bring in the New Year. I was looking for an alternative to cooking, so we decided to call out for pizza.

        The person on the other end of the line said, Sure, we can deliver a pizza tonight, but we’re very busy. You’ll have to wait a while. That’s fine, I said. Roughly, how long? Three hours, was the answer.

  • Time to welcome a New Year

        My son, Ryan, remembers last year when we hung out together in Roanoke to bring in the New Year. I was looking for an alternative to cooking, so we decided to call out for pizza.

        The person on the other end of the line said, Sure, we can deliver a pizza tonight, but we’re very busy. You’ll have to wait a while. That’s fine, I said. Roughly, how long? Three hours, was the answer.

  • Sometimes you can’t avoid a fight

        I was never a John Lennon fan. I guess I’ve always been a cynic and Lennon, to me, was just somebody who made gobs of money from writing and performing music. I thought some of his music was pretty good, but that didn’t add any weight to what he said or did in the political realm.

  • Starting next week, Bulletin online content will be subscription based

        You may have seen the story on the front of the Dec. 15 Bedford Bulletin.

        On Wednesday next week, the Bulletin's Web site, www.bedfordbulletin.com, will become a subscription-based news and information source.
        So what does that mean to you, our loyal readers?

  • Be careful while trying to stay warm

        It’s cold outside, and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has some tips to make sure your efforts to keep it warm inside don’t result in a tragedy.

        Brad Creasy, Bedford’s fire chief, said that the poor economy means that more people are burning wood to cut heating costs. This works fine as long as you keep a few safety measures in mind.

  • Be careful while trying to stay warm

        It’s cold outside, and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has some tips to make sure your efforts to keep it warm inside don’t result in a tragedy.

        Brad Creasy, Bedford’s fire chief, said that the poor economy means that more people are burning wood to cut heating costs. This works fine as long as you keep a few safety measures in mind.

  • Sheriff's Office issues warning on scams

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is warning people to beware of a scam involving fake checks that appear to come from Publisher’s Clearing House. According to Major Ricky Gardner, these checks are coming to Bedford County. The office recently received a call from a county resident, who was the subject of this scam.

  • Lodge will stay open

    An 11th hour deal will keep the Peaks of Otter Lodge—operated by Virginia Peaks of Otter Company under a contract with the National Park Service—open.

  • Group of volunteers work on trail at Abbott Lake

        The Blue Ridge Parkway is getting a handicapped-accessible trail around Abbott Lake with a little help from its friends.

        The friends are the Roanoke Valley and Peaks of Otter Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
        “We’re a non-profit organization that provides volunteers for the Parkway,” said Regina Desper,  chairman of the Roanoke Valley Chapter.

  • Facility will be unique in U.S.

        A Tobacco Commission grant plus a software donation by AREVA will make it possible to build a digital control room mock-up in Bedford County. The mock-up will be at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in New London.
        According to Bob Bailey, CAER’s director, the facility was designed with space that could be configured for a variety of reactor types.