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Government

  • Boards plan for CIP

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the School Board met, Thursday night, to listen to a presentation from Dr. Reid Wodicka, assistant county administrator,  on capital improvement plan (CIP) options.
        “We think it’s important that we be as comprehensive as possible,” Dr. Wodicka said.

  • Tuck, Hill win local races

        Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

  • Contested elections help turnout

        Contested local elections in District 2 and District 4 may be driving voter turnout. Some of the highest percentages of voter turnout were coming in precincts in those districts as of around noon Tuesday. For full election results see www.bedfordbulletin.com on Wednesday.

  • Tuck, Hill win local seats

    Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

    Tuck, running as an independent, defeated Brian O'Connor, a Republican, and Fred Sylvester, a Democrat. Tuck received 2,040, accounting for 56 percent of all votes cast. O'Conner got 27 percent of the vote, a total of 972 votes. Sylvester received 17 percent of the vote for a total of 599 votes.

  • Bedford PD has deer in its crosshairs

        Town Council received reports from various department heads last Tuesday, and the news wasn’t good for deer in town.
        Police Chief Todd Foreman reported that police have harvested 38 deer so far this year. For years the town has had a program through the Bedford PD to help keep  down  the     deer  population in town.

  • Seven apply for council seat

        Seven candidates have filed to fill the vacant seat on Bedford Town Council left by the resignation of Jim Vest.
        The candidates include: Robert D. Carson, Bruce Erik Hartwick, James Leftwich, Jeremy Hamlett, Daniel Lee Kirby, David C. Foster and Reagan P. Flaherty.

  • Time to go to the polls

        Next Tuesday is election day.

        Virginia will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All members of the House of Delegates are up for reelection, but none of the three delegates who represent Bedford County are facing an opponent.
        Locally, the District 2, District 3 and District 4 board of supervisors and school board seats are open. However the only contested races are the District 2 supervisors race and the District 4 school board race.

  • Board wants to rename portion of VA 221 after Putney

        At the end of Monday night’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting came action on the supervisors legislative priorities, their wish list for what they would like to see the coming General Assembly session take action on.

  • Tapping into the sun

        Bedford’s 3-megawatt (MW) solar energy project is on course to be completed and ready for testing the week after Thanksgiving.

        At an event onsite at the solar farm Tuesday, Virginia county officials, business leaders and legislators highlighted the jobs, and economic benefits of clean energy with a tour of the new solar energy facility located on 18-acres of land adjacent to a brownfield in Bedford. 

  • Vest says goodbye

        Last week was Councilman Jim Vest’s last meeting. Vest stepped down from Council because he is moving to Lynchburg. It puts him closer to his grandchildren who live in Altavista. He and his wife share baby siting duty with his grandchildren’s other set of grandparents while the children’s mother works.