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Today's News

  • Putting security before shortcuts

    Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to keeping our communities safe from terrorist threats, security comes before shortcuts. A bill that I strongly support, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, addresses the gaping holes in our immigration process that allow those who wish Americans harm to game the system.

     

     

  • Bathrooms? You gotta be kidding me

        Many years ago, I read a book called “Second Serve,” written by a former doctor and tennis professional named Renee Richards.
        This wasn’t your standard autobiography of a self-obsessed athlete interested in telling her story to make even more money. By today’s standards, it was a ground-breaking introduction to what we now know as being “transgender.”

  • Becoming more lethal
  • It’s no fad

        Personalized learning isn’t a Bedford County idea; it’s the way the world is now operating.
        Check out most college and university academic programs and you will find students being offered, and many compelled, to take online courses as part of their studies. Many students opt to spend their entire college career in an online program. Even the smallest colleges are utilizing this type of learning model.

  • National Guard colonel promoted at D-Day Memorial

        Monday’s events at the National D-Day Memorial began with a promotion.

        Colonel Lapthe Flora was promoted to brigadier general in the Virginia National Guard. Colonel, now General Flora, asked that his promotion ceremony be held at the D-Day Memorial because his adoptive father was a D-Day veteran.

  • Employees of Green’s Drug Store to get together June 18

    Green’s Drug Store closed its doors in March 1998, but in the 56 years it was open it employed many workers from this community.

        Many of those employees are planning to get together Saturday, June 18, for a time to renew old friendships from their time working at the shop.
        “I just have a lot of fond memories that go way back,” stated Barbara Catron, who worked at   the store from 1954 until it closed in 1998.

  • Rotary Club sports award ceremony

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Kasey Carr and Nathaniel Willis, both of Liberty, received top honors at the Rotary Club Sports Awards ceremony.
        The Bedford Rotary Club hands out awards to top student athletes across all of Bedford County. The award winners are picked first by the coaches and athletic directors and then a committee gets together and selects one student athlete for each sport.

  • Youngest Coach of the Year

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        A Bedford native, Trey Padgett, at 23 years old, is the youngest boys soccer coach in Virginia. He took a position as the Heritage High School soccer coach for the 2016 soccer season. Padgett received the coach of the year award for Conference 30 this year.

  • In the winning ring

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Olivia Randall, out of Synergy Gym, competed in the WKA USA National Championships in New York City on May 21.
        This was Randall’s second year fighting at the tournament, but it was the first year it was held in New York City.

  • Passing of a Legend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        This weekend boxing legend Muhammad Ali gripped the hands of his family members for the last time as they all said their goodbyes.
        Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay and passed away June 3, 2016. Ali struggled with Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease.