Bedford County’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the county budget Monday night before a nearly empty auditorium. Four citizens, other than county staff, turned out and two spoke. Both aimed their comments at the Sheriff’s Office.
Billy Hackworth, a frequent critic of Sheriff Mike Brown, said that the sheriff’s budget should be cut by $1 million this year, followed by an additional $1 million cut next year.
“He wastes money,” said Hackworth.