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  • Safety with fireworks

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        July 4th always bring the backyard barbecues, family get together and spectacular fireworks celebrations. 
        Many families look forward to making their yearly trek to the local firework’s stand to make purchases for their own fireworks display.  According to the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Uninformed votes

    Stephen M. Stevick,
    Representative
    Bedford Above Board
    Former Planning Commissioner, District 5

  • The Supreme Court gets it right

    Every now and then, the cause for justice, decency and fairness in human relations and governance gets a victory that is so immense you can feel the aura of history around it.
    That’s what happened on June 28, when the conservative-leaning United States Supreme Court, through the leadership of its Chief Justice, John Roberts, affirmed President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Dr. Obama will see you now


        The first thing that came to my mind, when I heard that the Supreme Court declared ObamaCare to be Constitutional, is a little procedure that doctors like to perform on men when giving them a physical. Personally, I’m not going to submit to any doctor doing that to me without a fight. The test brought to mind a prank, that the ship’s doctor, back when I was in the Navy, played on a sailor with the help of a hospital corpsman. But, I digress.

  • Preserving The American Way

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Recently, I had the great honor of attending a benefit for 28-year old Altavista veteran, Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker, who was critically injured during his second deployment to Afghanistan this spring.

     

  • The American people deserve answers

    In late December 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a member of the Border Patrol’s elite Search, Trauma and Rescue team was on patrol with three other agents. He was ten miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border when a gun fight broke out with as many as five illegal aliens and Agent Terry was shot and killed.

  • A new perspective

    By Tyler Flynn
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com
    tyler.flynn24@gmail.com

        
        My work as an intern writer at the Bedford Bulletin over the past several weeks has given me a new perspective for the future.

  • s Bedford a 'cop town?'

    By Rickey Wilkerson
    Owner of Frederic’s Flowers
    Bedford

  • s Bedford a 'cop town?'

    By Rickey Wilkerson
    Owner of Frederic’s Flowers
    Bedford

  • Forgetting the lessons of Eisenhower’s address

    There was some dramatic news out of Afghanistan last week, but by now most Americans are so bored by the topic that they barely pay attention.
        The Taliban, the once and very likely future leaders of that country, attacked a resort hotel just outside Kabul. Before the five fighters were killed, they managed to snuff out the lives of 18 innocent people.