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Today's News

  • Memorial marks 74th anniversary

        The National D-Day Memorial Foundation held its annual commemoration last Wednesday of the anniversary of D-Day — the massive Allied amphibious landing on June 6, 1944 that ultimately put a million allied troops into France by the Fourth of July that year.

  • Softball: Liberty's magical season comes to a close

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Despite retiring the final 14 batters during Friday’s 3A State Semifinal game against Cave Spring, Liberty’s magical playoff run came to an end in a 3-0 loss.

     

    With the Liberty fans that traveled nearly an hour looking on from right outside the fence, Head Coach Mike Thompson and the Liberty softball team huddled up and embraced one final time in the 2018 season.

     

  • Politics makes strange bedfellows

    By Lee Walker
    Bedford

        On Saturday, I attended the 5th District GOP meeting in Nelson County.  37 members of Republican “Leadership” were picking the GOP Nominee for Congress to replace Congressman Tom Garett, who due to personal reasons, “an alcohol problem,” had decided to retire.

  • The GOP’s truly awful Senate candidates

        Virginia Republicans will go to the polls next week to pick a challenger to the popular, talented U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. They have a choice of three candidates, at least two of whom are ridiculous options.
         Even as a proud and partisan Democrat, I miss the days in Virginia when we could count on Republican candidates to have integrity, experience and good judgment. We knew they were qualified, and we knew the state wouldn’t be embarrassed if they were elected.

  • Remembering D-Day

        I hope I remembered to bring my sunscreen and a hat. Today is the National D-Day Memorial’s annual commemoration of D-Day and I’ll be up at the Memorial covering it. Hopefully, the weather will be bright and sunny, and as long as I remembered the aforementioned items, I’ll be OK. If not, I will get fried.
        I also hope all of you will head up to our hilltop memorial for the commemoration. We are truly blessed to have a world class memorial right in our backyard.

  • Tax exempt

        It’s unfortunate that a county official would state that a ministry such as Renewanation serves no public need. That comment was made last week by County Attorney Patrick Skelley while the supervisors were considering whether to grant the organization a real estate tax exemption for its home office located in Hardy.
        Thankfully, however, a majority of the supervisors didn’t follow Skelley’s recommendation to oppose the tax exemption status.

  • Bedford remembers

        This Friday, June 8, the town of Bedford and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation will unveil the first two of six historical markers of the “Bedford Remembers” campaign.
        The first plaque dedication will take place at 5 p.m. along W. Main St. at the newly installed platform in front of Smyth Companies. Those gathered will then process to Centertown Park for the unveiling of the second plaque.

  • Parties to hold primaries on Tues.

        Both Democrats and Republicans have called for primaries this coming Tuesday, June 12.
        Four Democrats —  Sergio A. Coppola II,  Jennifer Lynn Lewis, Peter J. Volosin  and Charlotte Ann Moore — are seeking their party’s nod to run for the District 6 House of Representatives.
        Republicans will hold a primary the same day.  Corey A. Stewart, Nick J. Freitas  and
    E. W. Jackson are seeking the Republican nod to take on incumbent Senator Tim Kaine in November.

  • SML Hearing Center opens location in Bedford

    SML Hearing Center held a ribbon cutting at its new location in Bedford Friday and officially opened its doors at the new office on Monday.

        The new service center will be open on Mondays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Bedford at the office located at 1029K Turnpike Rd. Tuesday through Friday it will be open by appointment.
        This is the second location for SML Hearing Center. The flagship facility is located in Moneta at 1100 Celebration Ave., #210.

  • Renewanation granted tax exempt status

        Bedford County’s supervisors voted at a regular meeting last week to grant Renewanation real estate tax exempt status for its headquarters in Bedford County.
        The ministry was founded in 2008 and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. It is focused on assisting Christian schools and home schoolers.
        The facility the ministry sought tax exempt status for is located on Gravel Hill Road, off Hardy Road. The ministry is 95 percent donor funded. The ministry paid $1,700 in property tax on the facility last year.