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Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Buffaloed

     

    I have many friends who are fans of the Washington Redskins.

    As such, they are often asked for their opinion on whether the team's nickname should stay.  

    I wish I had such worries.

    My team is the Buffalo Bills.  Fans of that team have much bigger concerns.  Whereas my friends are worried about the long-term prospects of their team's last name, we Bills fans are more concerned with what's going to happen to our team's first name:  Buffalo.

  • Time to go after stripers

     

    DALE WILSON’S

    SML GUIDE SERVICE

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

    www.captaindalewilson.com

     

    OVERVIEW:   Fishing conditions should start to improve as the days become shorter.. Water temperature will be in the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s. Most bass will feed at night , early morning and late afternoon this month. Fishing for stripers will be good.

  • And so it begins

     

    Technically, it's still summer.

    But on three county school campuses, it felt an awful lot like autumn.

    That's because football fever is in the air.  Fueled by the opening of formal practice sessions, the gridirons of Liberty, Jefferson Forest and Staunton River are open for business.

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest opened two-a-day sessions on Thursday morning.  Liberty began its double sessions on Monday.

  • Midnight for Cinderella

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    History is replete with underdogs.  And Americans (who, by the way, had their nation founded by a bunch of them) love underdogs.

    So, along with all those who faced long odds and earned our admiration, you can include the American Legion Post 217 baseball team.

  • Vinton man still missing after boat collision

    Conservation police officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are searching Smith Mountain lake for Ronald Lemons, 73, of Vinton, who remains missing after a Thursday night boat collision.

    According to Lt. Chris Thomas, of DGIF, Henry Brown, 64, Donald Schlosser, 64, and a 17-year-old male, all of Greesnboro, North Carolina were aboard a 37-foot Chris Craft cabin cruiser trolling for stripers when their boat was struck by a 21-foot Trident bass boat with Lemons and James McCulloch III aboard.

  • Home invasion suspenct killed in shootout with deputy

    At 8:03 p.m. Tuesday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from 1554 Stewartsville Road, Moneta. The caller reported that she was home alone and was in the shower, when a male broke into her home. He grabbed her and pulled her out of the shower while holding a hand gun to her head. He demanded she give him her car keys. When she did not, he tried hot wire her vehicle. When his efforts to start the car failed he left the victims home riding what she described as a moped and traveled west on Stewartsville Road.

  • Remembering a great liberal journalist

    2014 is a year of profound anniversaries of events that changed America for the better during the Civil Rights movement.
        It's the 50th anniversary of “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, a brave and successful effort where young people from across the nation descended upon a primitive and dangerous place to help black residents achieve their right to vote.
        Their work did not end without tragedy, as three civil rights workers were murdered by local rednecks.

  • An invitation to connect on LinkedIn

    I was amazed when I read Rick Howell’s  Liberal Agenda last week. I never thought I was important enough to become the object of a political activist’s dirty tricks. It seems I was wrong, and I must say I’m very flattered. I came to that conclusion when Mr. Howell wrote that I had been “snooping around” on one of his social media accounts.

  • Descendents of plantation owner say ancestors buried in old cemetery

        An old graveyard on U. S. 460, just east of the Applebee’s restaurant, was the subject of a court hearing in Bedford County Circuit Court Monday morning.

  • Chamber holds town hall meeting

        “I am delighted that we are once again a town,” said Bedford Vice-Mayor Jim Vest, the opening speaker at the town hall meeting. The meeting was held, Thursday, at CVCC’s Bedford facility and sponsored by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.
        Vest was speaking of Bedford’s reversion to town status on July 1, 2013. He said that, if Bedford had remained a city, taxes would have escalated to the point where Bedford would not have been competitive with other localities.