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  • Fire burns abandoned home in Montvale

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smoke was seen from 460 in Montvale on Monday, Feb. 21 as firefighters stopped the spread of a brush fire at the intersection of Dewey and McDearmon Roads.

  • Injured golden eagle gets new lease on life; returned to the wild

    By Peter Sawyer Intern Writer news@bedfordbulletin.com

    Between 30 and 40 vehicles parked by Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wednesday Feb. 16.  Spectators pressed to watch as representatives with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Center of Virginia released an adult, male, golden eagle into the wild.

  • Pistol safety courses keep Hylton busy

        Popular demand for pistol safety courses will keep Danny Hylton busy even after he retires from the Bedford County Public Service Authority (PSA) on April 1.

        Hylton has been involved with firearms since he was 9, when he started squirrel hunting with his father, using a 410 gauge shotgun. He’s been an NRA instructor for more than a decade and holds certifications in a wide variety of areas including hunting safety and pistol safety. He also holds the certification necessary to certify other instructors.

  • Fatal accident in Bedford involves four vehicles

    One man died and three others were sent to the hospital following a four-vehicle accident on Independence Boulevard last Thursday.

        The accident occurred about 7 p.m. when a Dodge Neon driven by Jemuer Ortiz, 27, of Bedford, crossed the center line and into oncoming traffic while traveling south on the road, according to a release from the Bedford Police Department. The accident occurred near the Bank of the James.

  • Firefighter falls from attic to basement while responding to blaze at another firefighter’s home

        A fire in Huddleston last week sent one Bedford firefighter to the hospital, while working the fire at the home of a fellow firefighter.

        John Moore was accessing the attic of the home when the folding steps, located right over the top of a stairwell, gave way, sending him all the way down into the basement. Though he was sore and bruised, Moore didn’t break any bones and he was released after being checked out at Bedford Memorial Hospital.

  • Waynesboro man remembers D-Day Memorial in his life—and his death

    Most people wouldn’t write a script for their own funeral. Most people wouldn’t be able to do it if they wanted to.

  • Fatal accident in Bedford involves four vehicles

    Last night (Thursday, Feb. 10) at about 7 p.m., a Dodge Neon driven by Jemuer Ortiz, 27, crossed the center line and into oncoming traffic while traveling south on Independence Boulevard, according to a release from the Bedford Police Department.
    Ortiz’s vehicle first struck a 1997 Toyota driven by Sarah Owsley, 24. Her vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Ortiz’s vehicle continued on to strike a 2008 Toyota driven by Betty McDaniel, 71. McDaniel’s vehicle was then struck in the rear by a 1997 Nissan driven by Rodney Whittler.

  • Man robs Apple Market in Bedford at gunpoint

        Bedford Police are looking for a black male who robbed the Apple Market convenience store at 407 N. Bridge St. in Bedford Wednesday night.
        The robbery occurred around 9 p.m., according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day. He described the suspect as a black male, about 6 foot tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing, gloves and a stocking cap that covered his face. Day said eye holes had been cut out of the stocking cap.

  • Bedford man arrested for soliciting a minor

        The Bedford County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a  parent in the Moneta area, on Feb. 7, stating thattheir 14-year-old daughter received  text messages on her cell phone requesting her to have a sexual encounter with an adult  male. 
        Members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA  ICAC) ,a division of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputies, responded.

  • Webb won't seek re-election in 2012

    Statement of Senator Jim Webb
    Washington, DC--Today Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) issued the following statement: