Today's News

  • Seminole stunners: County baseball roundup

    Translated from German, the name Heiligenstadt means ?holy city.? Around Seminole baseball diamonds, the name Forslund means ?holy smokes.?

    While Rustburg?s Blake Forslund had his heater working for him, it was Jefferson Forest?s Erik Heiligenstadt who had folks at the Forest diamond exclaiming ?holy mackerel!,? as the southpaw sophomore led his team to a 5-0 win over the visiting Red Devils.

  • Without a commitment for a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard, the zoning requirement results in a sidewalk to nowhere

    Up until recently, city of Bedford officials were counting on the Virginia Department of Transportation to come up with funds to build a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard. Because of that, developers along the road weren’t required to comply with the zoning ordinance to build sidewalks as part of their development.

    Up until now.

  • Working to make health care more accessible and affordable

    Currently, more than 47 million Americans are without health insurance and millions more are underinsured. These statistics are simply unacceptable. It is time for real health care reform which focuses on strategies that help Americans obtain the best quality health care at the least cost.

  • M-Spam becoming a serious problem

    Spam in text messages on cell phones is a growing problem in the United States, and several of us are sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives to outlaw this practice.

    Earlier in this decade, the ?Do Not Call? registry was enacted in response to consumer complaints that unwanted telemarketing calls had become a serious nuisance at home and on their cell phones. Ever since the registry was established, the amount of unwanted telemarketing calls has dropped significantly.

  • Letters

    The Old Paths

    I like the Old Paths, when moms were at home dads, were at work, brothers went into the Army and sisters got married and then had children. Crime did not pay, hard work did and people knew the difference. Moms could cook, dads would work, children would behave.

    Husbands were loving, wives were supportive and children were polite. Women looked like ladies and men were gentlemen. Women wore jewelry and men wore pants, and children looked decent. People loved the truth and hated a lie, they came to the church to get in, not to get out.

  • Expand your world - volunteer

    If you believe volunteering is all about giving to others, you’ve missed half the point. Very often you will find that you “get” even better than you “give”.

  • Liberal media myth lies shattered

    Anyone who truly believes in a “liberal media” would have to wonder why news organizations would spend endless weeks carrying on over nutty comments from Barack Obama’s former preacher.

    Following the “logic” that media only supports and encourages liberal candidates at the expense of glorious conservatism, then surely it wouldn’t hammer home something that is only likely to hurt Obama’s campaign.

  • Ukraine revisited

    I finally got back to my home in Roanoke a little before midnight, on April 27, after 36 hours of travel. This included an overnight train ride from Nikolaev to Kiev and 13 hours of air travel, punctuated by layovers in London and Detroit. That was a Sunday and after taking Monday off as a sleep-deprivation recovery and laundry day, I returned to the Bulletin’s office on Tuesday to find that they actually missed me while I was gone. At least Tom Wilmoth, my boss missed me as my absence meant a very busy week for him.

  • Humane Society closer to finding site for animal shelter

    Society is seeking help to find foster homes for the animals it has now.

    According to Bedford Humane Society executive director Doreen Ehasz, the organization is in need of caring, temporary homes for foster animals.

  • Did you hear?

    Tattoos and sidewalks

    The Bedford Planning Commission took a look at tattoo parlors and sidewalks during its meeting held last Thursday. A tattoo parlor appears to be on the way and a sidewalk will likely appear along Independence Boulevard, though only in places.