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Today's Features

  • SALEM– With winter weather anticipated to impact portions of western Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising drivers to plan ahead for travel as they may face slick, snow-covered roads, particularly during the afternoon commute on Tuesday, January 16.

    VDOT is pretreating the interstates and major roads ahead of this storm with a salt and water solution called brine which will help equipment operators to remove snow more easily.

  •     The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.

         Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.
        “I need to get a sense of the community,” she said.

  • By Jeff Bryan

    Landmark News Service
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        DUNNELLON, FLORIDA – Years ago, Ron Cannon found himself in a familiar quagmire, one in which he, his family and thousands of others in the agriculture industry have been in countless times before.

  • Being Elvis Presley has worked out well for Taylor Rodriguez, a Bedford County teen.

  • By Patricia C Held

  •     Three Bedford County artists will take part in Franklin County’s Artisan Studio & Harvest Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The three are members of Art Vision Gallery and Studio, located on Scruggs Road.

  •     This is the story of how a chair became a family treasure, then found its way home, while inspiring new friendships along the way.

        The classic chair with a fan-shaped back was part of Sarah Fowler’s family’s life for 60 years.
        It first belonged to her Great Uncle Walter in Connecticut. After his death, the chair “traveled around,” to her mother’s home, and more recently resided in her own sewing room.

  • A good deed can open up opportunities.

        That’s how County Attorney Patrick Skelley came to join the Bedford Community Orchestra. He’s performed as a percussionist for the orchestra since 1997.
        Back then Skelley was living next door to Joe Still, who was the orchestra director. Still was elderly and Skelley helped him out one day.
        “He got his tractor stuck,” Skelley said.

  • When Tabitha King picked up the cake for a lunch that Scott and Bond was holding in Catherine Howell’s honor, the clerk who brought it out thought they had made a big mistake when she saw that it referred to 60 years of service.

         There was no mention of retirement, either. This couldn’t be right!
        But it was. Howell, who is 83, came to work for the agency on July 15, 1957. The lunch was held on July 15, 2017, to honor the anniversary.

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    At 1:50 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the guard house at Georgia Pacific on Lee Jackson Highway in Big Island.