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  • Exhibit marks centennial of US entry into World War I

        The Bedford Museum opened an exhibit this month that marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I. The United States declared war on the German Empire, and its allies, on April 6, 1917.

        Grace Peterson, the Museum’s archivist and business manager, arranged the display, selecting items loaned to the Museum by Lee Anthony. Peterson said the greatest difficulty in setting up the exhibit was deciding what not to put in the limited space she had to work with.

  • Art show, auction to benefit Big Otter Mill

        Friends of the Big Otter Mill will hold an art show and auction to raise money to complete the restoration of the Mill.

  • 'Juanita to film in Bedford County

        The upcoming feature film Juanita, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War) and Petersburg native Blair Underwood (Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D., L.A. Law), will film in Virginia this spring. 

        Adam Beach has also been confirmed as one of the film’s actors.
        The filming will include about a week’s worth of work in Bedford County.

  • Boys With a Dream plans autism awareness event

        Boys With a Dream will hold an autism awareness event in Bedford on April 29.
        It’s a 5K run and walk event. Signup is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run/walk taking place from 9 a.m. to noon. The course will follow the “loop.”
        According to Ta’Ron Robinson, the group settled on the loop because it’s familiar to local people who jog and walk. Robinson is a junior at Liberty High School and plans to go to James Madison University to major in computer science after graduating.

  • Pickers looking for places to look in this area

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        If you have unique antiques you’ve been waiting to get rid of, now is your chance.
        Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are ready to return to Virginia to film  episodes of the hit series throughout central and southern Virginia in May.

  • Big Island VFD holds awards dinner

         Although the Big Island Volunteer Fire Department has been around since 1951, its awards banquet is a relatively recent event.

        The department has only been holding it for a few years. It grew out of a much older event, the ladies appreciation night. This was an event to thank wives for letting their husbands get out of bed at 3 a.m. to go put out a fire.
        “I’ll be back in a little bit and it’s eight hours later,” commented Deputy Chief Clint Dudley.

  • Update: Arrests made in death of teen found deceased on road

    Update:

  • Update: Lockdown lifted at five Bedford County schools

    The lockdown of five Bedford County schools that were placed on lockdown this morning has been lifted, according to Bedford County Public Schools.

    The schools had been placed on lock down while a law enforcement investigation was taking place in the Forest Zone.

    Forest Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Otter River Elementary, Forest Middle School and Jefferson Forest High were the schools on lock down.

  • Lake Christian Ministries exceeds expectations during Roanoke Valley Gives campaign

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “This is just an incredibly generous, gracious community,” said Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) member Jerry Hale about the Lake community.
         Hale along with several other members of the LCM provided refreshments, entertainment and assistance for donors during the Roanoke Valley Gives (RVG)  campaign day at Wainwright and Co. Relators in Moneta.

  • Driver killed in March 10 accident

        Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M. D. Mayhew is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on March 10. The crash occurred at 7:39 a.m. on Route 24, at its intersection with Joppa Mill Road in Bedford County.
        A 1993 Chevrolet Geo Tracker was traveling east on Route 24 and was slowing to make a left turn onto Joppa Mill Road. A 2005 Ford F-250, also traveling east on Route 24 crossed the double yellow center line, sideswiping the Chevrolet and striking a Bedford County School Bus which was traveling west on Route 24.