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Local News

  • Bedford Farmer’s Market now taking EBT cards

        Nearly 300 people turned out on a sunny, warm morning for the Bedford Farmers Market’s first Saturday of its 2016 season.

        This year, the Market has a new feature. It is now accepting EBT cards. These are debit cards that people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) money use to make their purchases. Rather than getting paper food stamps, the money is loaded on a debit card which recipients use to pay for purchases.

  • CASA needs volunteers

        According to Susan Shutt, the Bedford CASA manager, the Bedford CASA office, which covers the town and the county, had 408 cases last year. This was the highest caseload of any CASA office in Central Virginia.

  • Poplar Forest announces capital campaign

        Of Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that it was “the most valuable of my possessions.”

  • Bedford Humane Society seeks more volunteers; will hold meeting Thursday

        Holly Adams hopes there are some volunteers in this area who want to help take care of animals in need of a home.

        Adams is the newly installed president of the Bedford Humane Society and she says volunteers can help out the organization in a variety of ways. She encourages anyone interested to attend the Bedford Humane Society’s regular meeting this Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the County Administration Building in Bedford.

  • Local man trains St. Bernards

    Jeff Creasey has gone to the dogs over the last few years.

  • Bulletin staff win seven VPA awards

        The Bedford Bulletin continued to make its mark in the Virginia Press Association’s advertising and news contests, winning seven awards for work completed during 2015. The awards were announced at a banquet held Saturday, April 9 in Richmond.
        The Bulletin advertising and composition staff won three second place awards.
        In the Professional and Technology Services category, Mary Gaskins and Sharon DeLong teamed up for a second place advertisement for Riverside Vet with a Happy Fathers Day entry.

  • Volunteers honored by Centra BMH

        “We are just honored and blessed to have you all here,” said Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital CEO Patti Jurkus, speaking before a gathering of the hospital’s volunteers.

  • Local farm family does well in contest

        Sam and Ashley Gardner, who run Gardner Heifers Inc., got a new tractor, Friday. The Farmall 50A was part of their prize package for being the runners-up in a national Farm Bureau competition held in January.

  • Habitat seeks donations for work day

        Habitat for Humanity/Critical Home Repair is a volunteer organization that helps homeowners in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.
        It serves as a Christian ministry, and is in need of funds and labor to provide home repairs to several people in need.
        Habitat has plans to work on several homes on Saturday, April 23. Teams of people from various area churches and groups will be donating time and labor for the jobs.

  • Study supports Amtrak stop here

        A recently completed study presents favorable numbers for having an Amtrak stop in Bedford once rail service is completed between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
        The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative (BFRRI), a group of local officials and residents from Bedford and Franklin counties welcomed the findings of the study to assess the feasibility of a passenger rail station in the town of Bedford.