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Today's News

  • Little Caesars moves to new location

    Bedford's Little Caesars is now cooking up pizzas at its new location directly across U. S. 460 from Bedford's Wal-Mart.

    The pizza restaurant had been in the old Winn/Dixie shopping center at the west end of Bedford for 16 years. The new location, according to Patrick O'Connell, is part of a new strategy to get the restaurants out of strip malls and into bright, visible, stand-alone facilities.

    Actually, O'Connell owns more than the Bedford Little Caesars. He owns a multi-restaurant franchise. He opened his 20th restaurant in Roanoke in April.

  • Commentary--You'll "Flip" for platform diving

    I’ve maintained a relatively decent interest in the Beijing Olympics. The wife and I have put in our fair share of hours, mostly watching Michael Phelps’s pursuit of history and the track and field excitement.

    I’ll admit that I’ve paid scant attention to the less traditional sports. Shooting, judo and rowing have garnered little attention in the Forster household. There are, after all, only 24 hours in a day and one has to go to work, you know.

  • Prep Preview hits newstands

    The Bedford Bulletin's prep preview section hit the newstands this Wednesday. Find out about the County teams and the rest of the Seminole.

    The preview is a 28-page chock-full-o informative and insightful information.

    Best of all, you get it with the mere purchase of the Bedford Bulletin.

  • Volleyball gets underway

    The three county volleyball teams open up the season with high aspirations.

    After struggling through last year’s less-than satisfactory campaigns, the three teams start out 0-0, just like everyone else.

    They also seem to have a lot of talent, which bodes well for any playoff hopes.

    Last season was characterized by Brookville’s undefeated run through the Seminole District and by the county lasses struggling. Liberty was the top finisher, taking third place in the regular season.

  • Football kicks into high gear this Friday night

    Football will be in the air this Friday evening, with all three Bedford County teams playing inside the county line.

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest open up Seminole District play when the Golden Eagles travel up the road to pay a visit to the Cavaliers at Sabre Stadium. Meanwhile, Liberty will play host to Western Albebarle.

    Eagles hit Forest

    Sub-plots abound in this intriguing season-opener for the two county foes.

    Cutting through all the noise, each team needs the win in a big way.

  • Amendment would ban spending growth that exceeds economy's growth

    The House of Representatives has an opportunity to take a stand for controlling spending by the federal government.

  • China's influence can only grow

    With the Summer 2008 Olympics well under way in Beijing, China, it’s as good a time as any to contemplate something we’ve heard and read so much about in recent years: the emergence of China as a real superpower on the world scene.

    First, the opening ceremonies held at the Olympic complex a couple of Fridays ago were likely the best I’ve ever seen. The creativity and the pageantry were obvious, but they also revealed a Chinese people that take great pride in their country and have a keen awareness of the ups and downs of their long history.

  • Marching through Georgia

    I didn't watch any of the Beijing Olympics. In the first place, the Olympics bore me. Furthermore, another event had my attention ? the Caucasus Hot Lead Olympics. Georgia was the host country and major competitions included bombing, artillery shelling and assault rifle shooting. Russia seems to have scooped up all the gold medals.

  • When it comes to education parents must be involved

    Teachers and administrators are spending this week getting ready for the start of school. On Monday, they'll greet the 2008-2009 Bedford County Schools students back to class.

    There will be changes, new faces and even new classrooms for some. But the goals ? whether it's through the public school system or a homeschool or private school option ? remain the same. A good education is paramount to helping provide for the success of the next generation.

  • Letters

    For years farmers have reported that crops grown in biosolids amended soil appear to be more drought resistant than crops that don’t receive biosolids. Now researchers at Virginia Tech think they know why.

    Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the EPA-approved treatment of sewage sludge in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Biosolids are applied as fertilizer and soil conditioner to farmland and forests in Virginia and throughout the U.S.