Today's News

  • Bedford High '51-'52 Classes

    By Frank Gibson

    Bedford High ‘51
    Fort Collins, Colo.

        Students near and far visiting the D-Day Memorial likely in hearts and minds take the measure of General Eisenhower’s famed message to the Normandy invasion force, “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade toward which we have striven these many months...”

  • Turning away from wars of choice

        Next month is when U.S. forces are to begin a gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan, with all American troops supposedly to be out by 2014.

        But pressure is coming from many quarters, urging the White House to adopt a speedier exit from that historically troubled country. According to any poll you can cite, a clear majority of Americans want a quicker end to a war that has lasted 10 years and produced very little in the way of results.

  • Economy may be Obama’s undoing

        Last month [the May 11 edition of the Bedford Bulletin], commenting on the demise of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALs, Rick Howell wrote, “Then, I thought, Barack Obama just got himself re-elected in 2012.”

  • School funding

    After a highly contentious budget season it might seem logical for the Bedford County School Board and the Board of Supervisors to breath a sigh of relief that it’s all over and put that issue on the shelf for the next several months.

        They shouldn’t.
        Now’s the time to start mending some fences and to begin to plan for next year so that a replay of this past year can be avoided.

  • Photo of the week

  • Cell tower extension gets thumbs up

        Bedford County’s planning commission unanimously recommended Monday approval of a request by Verizon to increase the height of one of its cell towers by 15 feet. The tower is located off Bethany Church Circle in Forest. The existing tower is 80-feet tall and extending its height requires approval by the Board of Supervisors.

  • Faithful grappling

      It’s no secret that there are a number of people in Bedford County who are working to make our area a wrestling hotbed.

  • Goodview man faces involuntary manslaughter charge

        A 52-year-old Goodview resident is being held without bond on the charge of involuntary manslaughter, following a direct indictment by a Bedford County grand jury this month.

  • Sports Commentary: Lost-on Bost-on

      Great.  The Boston Bruins won this year’s Stanley Cup.

  • City council adopts budget

        Bedford City Council formally adopted the city’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year last week with no discussion. The vote was unanimous. A public hearing on the budget on May 24 drew no speakers.