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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.

  • Primaries to select candidates Tuesday

    Back in 1961, when Lacey Putney unseated an incumbent to win election to the 19th House of Delegates seat, he did so in a Democratic Party primary. Back in those days, the winner of the Democrats’ primary was also the winner of the November election.

  • 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.

  • Civil War trail marker put back

        After some two years in storage, the Hunter’s Raid Civil War trail marker is back up in Bedford’s Centertown Plaza.

  • Board approves extra deputy to deal with gangs

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Sheriff’s Office request to hire an extra deputy to work on gang-related investigations.

  • Gangs are here, but not yet a problem

    Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks, the Bulletin will take a look at gang activity and the attempts to stop its growth in the town of Bedford, Bedford County and Central Virginia.

        “Bedford County has gangs. But Bedford County does not have a (gang) problem—yet. That’s why we want to be proactive.”

  • Kolakowski resigns as town manager

        Bedford Town Council added a closed door session, not previously scheduled, to the end of its regular Tuesday night meeting. When Council came out of the executive session, Town Manager Charles Kolakowski announced his resignation.

  • Board OK’s budget

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county’s budget, with all members present, during its regular meeting Monday. The vote followed a lengthy budget discussion during a work session that preceded the meeting.

  • Steve Wilkerson seeks reelection

        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson is seeking reelection for a second term this fall. First elected to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in 2013, Wilkerson replaced Roger Cheek, who chose not to seek reelection after  serving nearly 20 years on the board.

  • Bansley challenges Wilkerson for District 3 supervisor's seat

        Charla Bansley, an Alexandria native, is challenging incumbent District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson for the June 13 Republican Primary for the Republican nomination for that seat on the Board of Supervisors.