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  • Competency hearing delayed until Nov. 4

    A competency hearing has been delayed for a Rhode Island man accused of traveling to Bedford County to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

        According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, the defense attorney for Andrew Fitzgerald Holloway, 22, of 774 West Shore Road, Warwick, R.I., had requested a second competency hearing for the accused.

  • A legacy of work

    Capt. Timothy Hayden, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, believes that parents can leave either a positive or a negative legacy for their children.

        Hayden was the keynote speaker for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund banquet, held Saturday evening. He believes that his success in his law enforcement career is due to the positive example that adult members of his family set for him when he was growing up.

  • State, local elections on ballot

    In less than one week, voters across the Commonwealth will decide who will fill a number of state and local elected offices.

  • Earnest’s trial delayed again

    The first-degree murder trial against Wesley Brian Earnest has been delayed for a fourth time, following a motion in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday morning.

        Bedford County Chief Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance and Earnest’s defense attorney Joseph Sanzone jointly made the request, one Circuit Court Judge James Updike granted reluctantly.

  • Cuccinelli speaks in Forest at event

    By John Barnhart

    Staff Writer

    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        Ken Cuccinelli was one of the three featured speakers at an event sponsored by Concerned Women of America and held at Brookhill Wesleyan Church Thursday night. Cuccinelli is the Republican nominee for attorney general.

        According to Chris Freund, vice president of policy and communications for the Family Foundation and another of the featured speakers, the candidate elected attorney general will make a difference.

  • Cleaning up the county?

    A suggestion that Bedford County adopt a property maintenance code elicited a mixed reaction at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

        District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard told her fellow supervisors that some people in her district have called her complaining about run-down properties. She suggested the county adopt a property maintenance code.

  • Local plant recycles, exports

    Part of Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s Jobs for Virginia tour included a stop at Bedford’s W Abrasives plant.

  • Brush truck honors founding membe

    one of the founding members who helped pull the fire department together 50 years ago. Even in death, he helped his fire department one last time. In his will, he left it $55,000.

  • Broken insulator puts Bedford in the dark

    A broken insulator knocked out power to much of Bedford late Wednesday afternoon.

        According to Jeff Weddle, the city’s public services director, the outage occurred when a glass/porcelain insulator broke at the city’s Mosley substation, located off Patterson Mill Road. This disconnected the 69,000 volt line that delivers power from Appalachian Power to the substation.

  • Swine flu

    Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) is preparing to offer the novel H1N1 influenza vaccination to school students across the district, including in Bedford County Public Schools.

        Students in Bedford County and Campbell County schools will be vaccinated starting Monday Oct. 26 through Thursday Oct. 29.

        The district also includes the counties and cities of Appomattox, Amherst and Lynchburg.