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Today's News

  • The task of preserving the heritage of the Parkway for the next 75 years is this generation's challenge

    When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform the banking systems.

    The concerns of those days are much like the concerns of today.

  • What is a liberal?

    Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

    I guess Bill is a liberal as he’s an active member of the “Democratic” Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.

  • Letters

    Clean country living gone forever

  • Donate your time: It's priceless

    Many non-profit organizations in the area are receiving fewer donations but the needs they endeavor to meet are growing. When you can’t give money, consider time. These groups need support. The information below is provided through the efforts of the Bedford Community Health Foundation and the generosity of The Bedford Bulletin. To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292, between 8 a.m. and noon.

  • Eligibility requirements for veteran's benefits

    The column this month concerns the question of eligibility for VA benefits.

  • Stabbing leads to charges

    Charges against a Montvale man for stabbing a woman at least 15 times, and setting fire to her home, were certified to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing in General District Court Tuesday.

    Buford Lee Musselman, 31, is charged with malicious wounding, abduction, arson and aggravated malicious wounding.

  • Bedford residents deal with bogus checks

    Laurie Burgin was excited when she got a letter and check from Direct Financial Services. According to the letter, Burgin had won $450,000 and the initial check of $4,800 was provided to help pay for the taxes she would incur.

    “You talk about a high. ...I had a bubble built up you wouldn't believe,” said Burgin about her supposed good fortune. “But I went from an extreme high to an extreme low.”

    That occurred after she began to check into the truthfulness of the letter and the check. Neither checked out.

  • School board looks at changes to Top 10 rankings

    Last year Jefferson Forest High School had 35 students with a grade point average of better than 4.0. Only 10 of those students, however, were on the stage to help lead graduation ceremonies.

    “Twenty-five of those didn't get any recognition,” JF Principal Tony Francis told Bedford County School Board members Thursday.

  • Microboard concept allows family to make sure loved one's needs met

    Providing for a severely disabled child who will require lifetime care is a challenge for a family. Harvey Clarke, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and engineer, found a solution that works for his daughter.

    Clarke's 34-year-old daughter, Melanie, has cerebral palsy, the result of oxygen deprivation during birth. The resulting damage left her able to think just fine, but unable to control her body. She can't live without a caregiver and Harvey Clarke, who is 71, and his wife won't be able to do this forever.

  • Reenactment brings war correspondent back to life

    Ernie Pyle paid Liberty High School a visit last week.