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  • Miller steps down from NAACP presidency

        Ronnie Miller is stepping down as president of the Bedford Branch of the NAACP.

        “I took over four years ago with the intent of getting the chapter started again,” Miller said.
        The chapter had virtually ceased functioning and was in danger of losing its charter. Miller said he was asked to take over because he is a businessman. Miller owns Bedford Funeral home, which was founded by his parents Frank and Frances Miller in 1962.

  • Candidates to be chosen by primary

        Bedford County’s Republican unit voted, during an occasionally rancorous meeting with 75 members present, to opt for a state-run primary to choose candidates for local elected offices this year. This primary will include all board of supervisors candidates and all constitutional officers.

  • Exploring the Beale Treasure mystery

    Next week, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will explore a long-standing Bedford mystery.

  • Snow blankets region

    By Tom Wilmoth and John Barnhart
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two storm systems got together to bring the Bedford area its first significant snowfall of the winter.
        And for some town of Bedford workers, expecting a day off for President’s Day, it turned into a work day. And work night.
        And there may be more problems on the way.

  • Bedford Main Street to change its board

        In an effort to revitalize Bedford Main Street, Inc., the current board of the Centertown organization has resigned and new applications are being accepted for nominations for a new board.
        The resignations become effective March 2 and the plan is to have the new board in place March 3.

  • Changes coming to Farmers Market

        Changes are on their way for the Bedford Farmers Market, as its spring opening gets closer.

        The proposed changes were presented during a community meeting last week.

  • Waze App concerns police

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown believes Google’s Waze App should be modified to not allow law enforcement officers to be tracked.
        Brown explained that the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is concerned that those who have grievances with law enforcement could use the App feature to plan or carry out an attack on officers. He said while it hasn’t been directly linked to the shooting of two officers in New York City, the suspect who carried out those attacks had been using that App.

  • Finishing touches being put on Army Reserve Center

        The new Army Reserve Center is almost ready.

  • Mission to end bullying moves ahead

    His mission lives on.

        Last year, Town Councilman Robert Carson started an anti-bullying initiative.  He started it by distributing buttons urging people to take a stand against bullying. This year, along with a pledge for students to sign, he has drawn up a pledge for parents.
        “Most of the issues we have in school are not school issues, they are parental issues,” he said.

  • Main Street seeks input on Farmers Market

        With spring just around the corner, it is almost time for the 2015 Farmers Market season to begin.
        In November there was an open community forum regarding the needs and expectations for this year’s market season.  Hearing the concerns from the community, a Farmers Market Management team was born. This team is comprised of Jared Srsic, Susan Martin, Patrick Ellis, Bill Mosley, Rachael Ellis, Bart Warner, Amanda Adams and Scott Baker.