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Government

  • Bansley, Sharp win GOP primary

    The voters have spoken and Charla Bansley will replace Steve Wilkerson in the District 3 seat on the board of supervisors in January. Bansley defeated incumbent Wilkerson in last night's Republican primary with 55 percent of the vote. Wilkerson got 45 percent.

    In District 4, incumbent John Sharp won by an even larger margin. He fended off a challenge by Gary Hostutler with 59 percent of the vote. Hostutler received 41 percent.

  • Town still dealing with Belltown Road water issues

    By John Barnhart
    Staff Writer
    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        A decade ago, the city of Bedford connected a number of Belltown Road residents to the city’s water system because the city’s old landfill, closed in the mid-1990s,  had contaminated their wells. The city connected these residences to its municipal water system in 2005.

  • Board approves housing project

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2, Monday night, to approve a rezoning that will clear the way for an upscale housing development in Forest on Va. 221, across the highway from Bethany Church Circle.
        The project, which plans for 170 houses with a starting price of $300,000 will cover 189 acres and have exits on Va. 221 and Everett Road. The average lot size will be just under an acre.

  • Sharp to seek re-election to District 4 seat on Board of Supervisors

        John Sharp was first elected to the District 4 Board of Supervisor’s seat in 2005 when he defeated the incumbent, Robert Bashore, in a Republican primary.
        This year, Sharp is being challenged for the Republican  nomination in a June 13 primary. Although Bashore went on to wage a write-in campaign against Sharp, in 2005, Sharp won the general election in November. The winner of this year’s Republican primary will also probably be the winner of the November general election.

  • Hill to run for District 4 School Board vacancy

        Marcus Hill has announced he will be running for the District 4 Bedford County School Board seat. 
        That seat is being vacated by Gary Hostutler, who is running for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors.
        Hill, 43, has a BS in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College.  His career in telecommunications began back in 1994 and he is currently the Region Operations Manager, in the VA market, for the nation’s third largest communications company. 

  • Garrett faces tough crowd at town hall

        Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett held a town hall meeting at EastLake Community Church. EastLake had agreed to host the town hall as it is the only facility in that area large enough to hold the anticipated crowd.

  • Up and running

        Carl Wells, a member of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA),  remembers a very different facility where the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility now stands.

  • Town to prepare field for Minute Men

        It appears the Liberty High School Minutemen baseball team will play next season—or at least most of it—at Liberty Lake Park as opposed to its new field which will be located at the new Liberty Middle School property.
        D.W. Lawhorne told Bedford Town Council last Tuesday night that after meeting with representatives of the school on April 27 it appeared the town should move forward with getting the field ready for the 2018 season.

  • Projects generate controversy in Forest

        Some proposed residential projects in Forest have generated controversy over their impact once completed.

  • Bedford Lifesaving Crew dissolves

        After 74 years, the Bedford Lifesaving Crew has dissolved itself.
        On Monday night, representatives of the crew presented a resolution to the supervisors, which the supervisors unanimously accepted, turning over all of crew’s property and equipment to the county.