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Today's News

  • It has been an honor to serve the people of the fifth district in the 111th Congress

    Last week, I left the US Congress after a final legislative act – unanimous passage of my bill to make sure that no American soldier is welcomed home from duty with a foreclosure notice. For the next two years, our heroes in uniform will be protected from foreclosure for at least 9 months after a tour of duty.

  • Virginia’s historic court ruling

    Just weeks ago a significant ruling with national implications came out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Judge Henry Hudson became the first judge to rule that Section 1501, the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision, which is commonly referred to as the “individual mandate,” of the new health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional.  

  • 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.