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Today's News

  • Sharing the fresh air

    Fresh air isn't just available in the summer.

    The Winn family of Goode is hosting their Fresh Air child for the holidays, and even taking him to Florida for the UVA/Texas Tech game on Jan. 1.

    This was a friendship hatched last summer.

  • Financial realities have the school system and board thinking outside the box

    During a work session earlier this month, members of the Bedford County School Board, and the administration, showed some positive signs of thinking "outside of the box."

    As has been said previously, funding is tight and isn't likely to change anytime soon. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors have set a debt limit for new school capital projects at $8 million, and that isn't likely to change significantly.

  • Letters

    About the Fair Tax

    A reader of the Bedford Bulletin, and a member of our Roanoke Area FairTax group (RAFT), made me aware of John Barnhart's column in the Dec. 14 issue.

  • Protecting our children

    It has become almost commonplace to turn on the evening news or visit an online news source and see the headlines detailing the latest recall of lead-contaminated products, mostly toys, from China. In 2007 alone, we have had around 77 toy recalls, involving more than 20 million toys. While this represents a very small percentage of the total number of toys sold in the United States, our children deserve better.

  • Agreement with Mexico could cost Social Security billions

    For several years, I have been warning about the potential for disaster if the United States finalizes the totalization agreement with Mexico.

  • Bedford generosity makes Christmas brighter for some

    Brenda Dixon doesn't look anything like Santa Claus. She wasn't making her rounds in a reindeer powered sleigh, either.

    The young woman works for Home Instead Senior Care and delivered gifts last week to folks in the Bedford. The gifts were purchased under the Be a Santa to a Senior Program that Home Instead has sponsored for the three years.

    It was Bedford area generosity that made this possible. Home Instead provided the names of people, along with the gifts these folks would like for Christmas. Local people adopted one by purchasing the desired gifts.

  • Gosnell honored for efforts at bringing technology to county schools

    When Victor M. Gosnell was hired to lead the Bedford County technology department a decade ago, little technology existed within the school division.

    Only one of the high and middle schools had a network set up and none of the schools had Internet connectivity.

    A lot has changed since then and now the school division is looked at as a leader in the technology arena. And Gosnell has been recognized for helping accomplish that ? and much more.

  • Agreement could help keep city power costs down

    In an effort to help keep the cost of electricity stable for the next several years, Bedford City Council authorized a contract Wednesday in which it will team with 78 other cities to purchase power.

    Also on Wednesday, council approved changes to the rear parking lot of the former Hunan Restaurant building, which will allow American National Bank & Trust Company to put in a drive-in area.

  • CASA adds to its volunteer staff

    Judge Philip Wallace swore in seven new CASAs in Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court this month.

    CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. These are volunteers who have been trained to be advocates for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. When such a case comes to court, the judge can appoint one of these advocates to represent the child's best interests in court.

  • Bedford couple arrested for crimes against nature

    By Tom Wilmoth

    Editor

    news@bedfordbulletin.com

    In what he called a disturbing case, a Bedford couple has been arrested and charged with crimes against nature, according to Capt. Stephen Rizzuto of the Bedford Police Department.

    William Kurz, 65, and Libby Kurz, 47, were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 18, following a four-month investigation, Rizzuto said. The charges involve sexual acts with an animal, specifically a dog, he stated.