http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Dr. Fogsmith’s opens in Bedford http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/dr-fogsmith%E2%80%99s-opens-bedford <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fogsmith_3_col.jpg" alt="No, this isn’t Dr. Fogsmith. It’s Ron Hubert. He and his wife, Sandy, own and operate Dr. Fogsmith’s Vaporium in Bedford. " title="No, this isn’t Dr. Fogsmith. It’s Ron Hubert. He and his wife, Sandy, own and operate Dr. Fogsmith’s Vaporium in Bedford. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Fogsmith&rsquo;s Vaporium opened on the corner of West Main Street and North Bridge Street at the beginning of this month. It&rsquo;s one of two vape shops to open in Bedford this month. Ron Hubert and his wife, Sandy, own and operate it.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;We sat down and decided to start the business,&rdquo; Hubert said.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Hubert said he&rsquo;s seen a lot of vape shops and he and his wife decided to go with an old-timey feel rather than the neon style most have. That&rsquo;s where Dr. Fogsmith came from.<br /> Candidates meet the public at Chamber forum http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/candidates-meet-public-chamber-forum <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/candidate_a_3_col.jpg" alt="John Briscoe talks with District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker, who is seeking reelection to the board of supervisors." title="John Briscoe talks with District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker, who is seeking reelection to the board of supervisors." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All six candidates running for the three contested seats on the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in the June 9 Republican Primary spoke at a Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum last week.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;No independents have entered the race and everybody is running as a Republican. &ldquo;Even the Democrats,&rdquo; Nate Boyer, the Bedford County Republican Party chairman, commented.<br /> Purple Power http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/purple-power <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/purple_4612.jpg" alt="Members of the William Byrd (left) and Staunton River baseball teams pose for a group shot along with Lynsey and Jonathan Ball prior to their game. Note the Byrd players donned " title="Members of the William Byrd (left) and Staunton River baseball teams pose for a group shot along with Lynsey and Jonathan Ball prior to their game. Note the Byrd players donned " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Anybody with a lick of fashion sense will tell you that orange and purple do not go together.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Well, it does if the reason for the mix is a good one.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The orange-clad William Byrd baseball and softball crews headed to Staunton River to take on their purple-clad counterparts last Tuesday.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Purple?&nbsp; Any Eagle fan worth his salt knows the school wears black and gold.<br /> Health Foundation gift buys new lifesaving technology http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/health-foundation-gift-buys-new-lifesaving-technology <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cpr_a_3_col.jpg" alt="ictured with Denny Huff, center, director of the Bedford Community Health Foundation, are Matt Scott, of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department, and Janet Blankenship, the county’s deputy director of fire and rescue. Huff is holding a check for $13,000 that the Foundation presented to the county’s fire and rescue department." title="ictured with Denny Huff, center, director of the Bedford Community Health Foundation, are Matt Scott, of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department, and Janet Blankenship, the county’s deputy director of fire and rescue. Huff is holding a check for $13,000 that the Foundation presented to the county’s fire and rescue department." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A $13,000 gift from the Bedford Community Health Foundation is paying for a Lucas2 Chest Compression System. This is a portable machine that preforms CPR. According to Janet Blankenship, the machine delivers the correct pressure at the correct timing.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;It doesn&rsquo;t get tired,&rdquo; she commented.<br /> School board chairman says delay costing money http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/school-board-chairman-says-delay-costing-money <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bedford County School Board chairman Gary Hostutler believes the supervisors could be costing Bedford County taxpayers millions of dollars by delaying construction of the new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone.<br /> Former Thaxton resident fails to show for court http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/former-thaxton-resident-fails-show-court <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/don_gillispie_1_col.jpg" alt="Don Gillispie" title="Don Gillispie" align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A former Thaxton resident who claimed he wanted to start a company to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Idaho didn&rsquo;t show for a court appearance this past week in federal court in Idaho.<br /> Fireworks set for July 3 in Bedford http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/fireworks-set-july-3-bedford <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford Moose lodge is finalizing plans for the Fourth of July fireworks display the lodge is sponsoring.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;According to Andy Dooley, the chairman of the lodge&rsquo;s fireworks committee, the fireworks will be shot off from the National D-Day Memorial on July 3. Parking will be available at Liberty Lake Park &mdash; Dooley said that facility has lots of parking available, the Bedford Welcome Center, for handicapped parking only, and the Army Reserve Center in the Harmony project.<br /> D-Day plus 71 years; Memorial gets ready http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/d-day-plus-71-years-memorial-gets-ready <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; D-Day Plus 71 Year: The National D-Day Memorial Foundation will commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day with a full day of activities including special music, wreath layings, a veteran&rsquo;s reunion tent, living history, and a twilight remembrance in the evening.&nbsp;<br />