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Today's News

  • Private sector unions are fine

        It’s apparent, from Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda, last week, that he never read the column I wrote for the Sept. 12, 2001, edition of the Bedford Bulletin. In that column, I lauded private sector unions and, I believe, I did a far better job of it than Mr. Howell did last week.

  • $85 billion?

    ll of this hoopla over $85 billion? Really? That’s what we’re supposed to believe?
        If the federal government can’t figure out how to cut $85 billion from a $3.8 trillion budget, we’re in deeper trouble than we thought.
        Three-fourths of this nation’s citizens don’t yet know what sequestration is—and even less really care. The President and Congress just don’t get it; we want a government that truly serves the people, not their own political interests.

  • NY man arrested on computer solicitation charges

        Moses Kahn of Forest Hills, N.Y., was arrested on February 25 on 13 counts of “Use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children.”
        Kahn engaged in sexually explicit communications with a person he had reason to believe was a
    minor female in Bedford County.

  • Charges move on to April grand jury

        A North Carolina man, facing multiple counts of using a computer to solicit a minor, waived a preliminary hearing in Bedford County General District Court Monday, moving the charges on to the April grand jury to consider.

  • Mountain top experience

        Dr. Robert Sullivan had the ultimate mountain top experience last year—he spent 30 minutes standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

        It is 29,000 feet above sea level and the air is so thin at that point that you would die if you stayed there too long without oxygen. The temperature is -71F and winds blow at 50 mph.

  • A passion for local history

        A love of local history led Karla Powell to open American Vintage, a new antique shop, in Bedford. The new shop, located on East Main Street in the space formerly occupied by the Bedford Barbershop, first opened its doors in December.

        “We specialize in advertising signs,” she said.
        The store is filled with advertising signs, some nearly 100 years old. It also contains a wide variety of other promotional material, including working outdoor thermometers.

  • The Heart of a Marine

        You don’t win a Purple Heart:  You earn it.

        And, rare is the man who wants to earn one.
        Still, those that have done so are in a special class:    They’ve taken one for the team and have the scars to prove it.
        Roy Scott is such a man.
        A Forest  resident (Boonsboro area), Scott earned a pair of Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

  • Bulletin update: Winter Weather Advisory continues through Wednesday

    SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH FOR ISOLATED SLICK SPOTS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

    Crews in some areas will monitor roads for refreezing and drifting snow overnight

    SALEM – Snow plow drivers have made progress plowing and treating roads today throughout the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District. In addition, warmer temperatures have helped to improve road conditions.

  • 3% raise proposed for school employees

        The Bedford County School Board will begin tackling the 2013-2014 budget Thursday in the first of a series of work sessions which will be held at at 6 p.m. in the School Board Office Conference Room.

        Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch presented his proposed $104 million budget to the board last Thursday, a budget that includes a 3 percent salary increase for all school employees and focuses on improving technology in the schools.

  • Budget talks underway

        Bedford County’s fire and rescue department may be moving into a portion of the former county group home facility. The consensus of the supervisors, at a Monday night work session, was to accept Deputy County Administrator Frank Rogers’ recommendation that the fire and rescue department move its headquarters there.