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  • Fire destroys South Street home in Bedford

    Bedford Fire Department units responded to 511 South Street for multiple reports of an explosion and a house on fire early this morning.

    The first engine arrived at 12:29 a.m. to find heavy fire showing from a two-story wood frame private dwelling. Two occupants were reported missing initially.

    After a primary and secondary search proved negative both of those occupants were located at a nearby house. Seven occupants in all were displaced; six adults and one child.

  • BPD lieutenant resigns after being named in ICAC investigation

    A recently promoted member of the Bedford Police Department has resigned after being named in an ongoing investigation of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force.

    Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman confirmed Monday that Lt. Brian McAlexander had resigned. The 25-year veteran of the department had been promoted to lieutenant back in December. He first joined the department in 1989.

  • 2015 Readers Choice: Make your picks!

        What business makes your favorite lunch? Cup of coffee? Steak?
        Have a favorite dentist? Art gallery? Car dealer?
        This is your chance to make your picks.
        Make them count! Help us recognize the businesses that serve your community!
        The Bedford Bulletin is offering you the chance to say what you like best in our sixth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the June 24 edition.

  • Farmers Market to have Saturday Community Market

    arket has to announced the creation of a Saturday Community Market.      The Community Market will be held the first Saturday of each month, May through October, at the Centertown Pavilion on the corner of Washington and Center Street from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Bulletin staff wins 15 VPA awards

        The staff of the Bedford Bulletin won 15 awards in the 2014 Virginia Press Association competition in adverting and news categories. 

  • Pig Roast kicks off cross-country bike ride to benefit BRP

        His bike has already been shipped; a fundraiser will be held this weekend to kick off his ride.

  • It was a Special Day

        Though postponed for two days, the 54 athletes from five county secondary schools couldn’t have asked for better weather or better community support as they participated in the 2nd annual Bedford County Public Schools Special Olympics.

  • Gathering one last time at Thaxton

        Thaxton’s PTA members thought it would be a good idea to open up Thaxton Elementary School to former students so they could come and see it one last time while it was still a school.

         Thaxton, along with Body Camp Elementary, will close at the end of the current school year.
        “We thought people would enjoy going back through the building as a school,” said Theresa Pollard, a PTA member.

  • County crews free woman trapped between rocks at Sharp Top

        An 18-year-old Lynchburg woman spent four hours trapped on top of Sharp Top Mountain Tuesday evening as rescue crews from five county agencies sought to rescue her.
        The unidentified woman, who had been hiking as part of a group, was finally rescued just after midnight Wednesday morning and transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was later released from the hospital.

  • CASAs ready to serve

        A group of new CASAs took their oath in Bedford County’s Juvenile and Domestic Court last week.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court to provide the judge with a report that will help him make a decision about what is best for the children involved in a case that comes before him. Five of these new CASAs will come to the Bedford Office, according to Susan Shutt, Bedford’s advocate manager.