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  • Home invasion

        Four men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to charges stemming from a home invasion and robbery that took place last summer.

        On Aug. 13, 2009, three masked men entered the Bellevue Road home of Robert Krebs, 22, and his girlfriend Alison Wood, 21. Krebs was assaulted and struck several times in the head with a hand gun.

  • 124 full time jobs would also be cut

    More than 120 jobs could be lost and two schools closed as part of a budget proposal made by Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch Thursday.

  • It just got worse

    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that he would undo a freeze on an education funding formula that would have taken money from more affluent school districts and given it to less affluent ones.

  • The forgotten war

    Many veterans of the Korean War call it America’s forgotten war. It came between World War II and Viet Nam and its veterans are often overlooked.

        There are a number of them in the Bedford area and one of them is about to retire from the Bedford Bulletin. Actually, it’s a second retirement. Wiley Fowler, who turned 79 late last year, worked at Rubatex for 38 years before taking a part-time job at the Bulletin.

  • Supervisors look at county budget

    A Monday night Bedford County Board of Supervisors budget work session actually consisted of a number of informational items for the supervisors.

        County Administrator Kathleen Guzi said that she actually had some good news for the supervisors. The good news is that spending reductions that are already in place will take them through 2010 without additional cuts.

        The next fiscal year, which actually begins on July 1, could be another story.

  • Harrison appointed to J & D

    Virginia’s General Assembly has elected Judge Louis Harrison to a six year term on the Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J & D) Court. Harrison replaces Judge Philip Wallace, who retired from the bench last year.

  • Broadband Internet connection coming to the county

    According to R. Bryan David, executive director of the Region 2000 Economic Development Committee, the last-mile broadband Internet connection coming to Bedford County will be a state of the art system.

  • Snow continues to fall; leads to school calendar changes

    Snow fell again this past weekend and was falling on Tuesday forcing Bedford County Public Schools to remain closed. While students were enjoying the extra days off, school officials were busy trying to decide how to handle the missed days.

         Due to the recent school closings, the school system has made the following changes to the school calendar:

        • This Thursday, Feb. 11, will now be held as  a normal school day, canceling the previously scheduled parent/teacher conference day;

  • Second storm slams area; more might be on the way

    Cold air from Canada and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico teamed up to give the Bedford area  about a foot of snow over the weekend. It was the second major snowstorm this winter.

        And more might be on the way.

        According to Robert Stonefield, of the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, Forest got the heaviest Bedford area snowfall with 14 inches. Accumulations ranged from between 10 inches and a foot across most of Bedford County.

  • Private utility system gets thumbs down

    Bedford County’s planning commission gave a thumbs down to a controversial proposal for a private water and sewer system in the Goodview area, Monday night.

        The special use permit originally came before the planning commission at its Jan. 4 meeting.