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Government

  • Supervisors begin work on budget

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began work on the next fiscal year’s budget with a look at the county’s revenue picture during a 5 p.m. work session, Monday.

  • County may not increase school funding

    With Bedford County Public Schools looking at as much as a $5.8 million decrease in state and federal funding next year, school officials have been stating they plan to ask the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for additional funds to help make up the difference.

        “We’re going to need our county to step up with local funding,” Dr. Douglas Schuch, Bedford County’s superintendent of schools, said during a school board meeting last month.

  • Supervisors express priorities

    People will be able to hear their supervisors better at work sessions.

  • DSS head retiring

    Leighton Langford, Bedford County’s director of social services is retiring, effective at the end of this month. Langford has held this post since 1976.

        Langford grew up on a tobacco farm in Forest and graduated from New London High School in 1963. His first experience with the county’s department of social services came in 1964 as a college student intern. Langford said that this was back in the day when the courthouse still had segregated restrooms.

  • Marie Tuck retires from Moneta Post Office

    By Peter Sawyer
    Intern writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com


        Located at Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta has experienced significant growth over the years.  Many newcomers live in subdivisions built off of the old country roads.  Few people have been in a better position to notice these changes than Marie Tuck, who witnessed them over the past three decades as a mail carrier.
        Marie Tuck has delivered mail since 1980; she retired on Dec. 31.

  • NPS holds meeting on D-Day Memorial

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in October, directed the National Park Service to do a study to determine whether the National D-Day Memorial qualifies for inclusion in the national park system.

  • NPS holds meeting on D-Day Memorial

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in October, directed the National Park Service to do a study to determine whether the National D-Day Memorial qualifies for inclusion in the national park system.

  • Hurt gets to work representing the Fifth District

    “It’s great to be here,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt in a phone interview last week.

        Hurt had just completed his first week representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives as part of the 112th Congress. The new Congress was sworn in on Jan. 5.
        He sees getting spending under control as a critical issue for the new Congress, as well as a daunting task. Part of what makes it daunting is what the previous Congress did, or rather, didn’t do, he said.

  • Pollard elected chairman

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began its first regular meeting of the new year by choosing a new chairman and vice chairman for the year. District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard was elected chairman and District 7 Supervisor Gary Lowry was elected vice chairman.

  • Face (book) time: BPD hits the social media

    The Bedford Police Department has joined the world of social media.

        After putting its foot in the social water last year through the Web site Nixle.com, the BPD has jumped in head first by publishing its own Facebook page.
        And people are responding.
        In less than 24 hours after signing on, 200 people had joined the department’s Facebook page. Within a week, that had gone over 250. And in that week, close to 1,000 people had visited the page.