Today's News

  • The Final Tribute

        Tim Dula lost both of his grandfathers in World War II.

        Day Dula landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and saved one of his fellow soldiers, pulling him out of some deep water as he was about to drown. That friend survived the war and lived to tell Dula’s family about what Day Dula had done.
        Day Dula, who served with M Company of the 116th Infantry Regiment, was wounded during the invasion June 6, 1944 and died the next day.

  • WWII vets recount their service

        Last week’s D-Day 75th anniversary was billed as the Final Tribute. It’s the last major anniversary that any significant number of World War II veterans could be expected to be alive and well enough to attend.

  • GTO graduates

    Bedford County graduated its first group of Growth Through Opportunity (GTO) cadets.

  • Missing no longer

        A plaque dedicated to the Naval Academy’s contribution to D-Day is no longer missing.

  • 75 years ago

        Tens of thousands of Americans and international guests are expected to journey to Bedford in the coming days to pay tribute to those who forged the way to freedom on the beaches of Normandy, France 75 years ago this week.

        Vice President Mike Pence will speak during Thursday’s commemoration at the National D-Day Memorial.

  • Jury convicts former LU physics professor

        A former physics professor at Liberty University maintained his innocence through a two-day trial, telling a Bedford County jury that he was simply carrying on a fantasy conversation with someone he knew wasn’t an underage girl.

  • Board approves county budget

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Bedford County’s budget for the next fiscal year.
        The budget calls for $110 million in general fund expenditures. This includes a $36 million transfer to the school division’s operating fund. Included in the budget is money to hire an additional school resource officer and money to expand career staffed ambulance crews’ coverage in Big Island and Goode bringing coverage from 12 hours a day, seven days a week to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


    The town of Bedford turned out to greet the newly crowned Class 3 state champion Liberty Lady Minutemen softball team as they enjoyed a police escort through town and back to the school. Check out the upcoming June 19 issue of the Bedford Bulletin for the complete story on Liberty's first-ever women's state championship.

  • Bedford handled D-Day anniversary so well

        It was just great to see how well things came together in a very impressive way for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, commemorated in the town where the national memorial so clearly belongs.
        For everyone involved, from the town to the people at the memorial, and many others, congratulations and gratitude should be extended. It’s clear that Bedford and its officials really do understand and appreciate the historic role our community played in one of the most profound events of human history.

  • A gloomy outlook for our democracy

        I saw an interesting Rasmussen poll a week ago. They set up a hypothetical matchup of Donald Trump versus Robert Mueller in a 2020 presidential race, then asked people who they preferred for president. Mueller did very well against President Trump. It came out a virtual tie.
        Maybe the “Democrats” should dump the collection of losers who are contending for the Donkey Party’s nod and nominate Mueller.