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Today's News

  • More than snowmen

        You probably noticed the orange orangutan leaning on a lamp post next to Town Kitchen Provisions. The sculpture, made entirely of snow, is the work of Bobby Fuller, owner of Bartertown Art. His art studio is in transition, at present, and is slated to reopen near the Millstone Tea Room this summer.

        Fuller’s normal art medium is stuff people throw away.
        “Everything I make is out of 100 percent recycled,” Fuller said.

  • Jennings showed magic in work, hobby

    John Jennings was a magical person in many ways.

  • Lady M-Men hit the road

        The Liberty girls’ basketball team hit the road on Tuesday for the longest ride of their careers.
        In the opening round of the Region 4A-West playoffs, the Lady Minutemen were to travel to Abingdon.
        For those of you who don’t have the travel bug, Abingdon is located 163 miles from Bedford.  That’s 326 miles round-trip.

  • Springer Spaniel from Bedford County takes honors at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, a Springer Spaniel who grew up in Bedford County, won top honors in the Sporting Group category at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her registered name — she normally goes by Liz — reflects her rather complicated background.

        The Wynmoor part of her registered name comes from Wynmoor English Springers, the Bedford County Kennel where she grew up.
        “My parents are the ones who started off with it,” said Dr. Erin Kerfoot.

  • Dr. Schuch asks for 4.7% salary adjustment for teachers

    By Tom Wilmoth and John Barnhart
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The budget takes center stage for the Bedford County School Board this week as it begins working through the proposed $106.39 million budget proposed by Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch.
        The proposed budget includes an operating fund request of $100.26 million, up 2.21 percent from last year, and the restoration of $1 million to the school maintenance project fund.

  • School board gives OK to raise funds for astro turf at JF field

        Jefferson Forest High School has moved one step closer to installing artificial turf at its Sabre Stadium. Now the real work begins.
        With the 5-2 vote, the Bedford County School Board approved the proposal which would allow the school’s Cavalier Club to begin raising funds in support of the installation.

  • FMS student wins county spelling bee

        Seventeen very serious looking elementary and middle school students lined the stage of Liberty High School’s auditorium, Tuesday morning, for Bedford County’s annual spelling bee. All were winners of their respective schools’ spelling bee.

        By round six, only two were left. Case Bohannon, a seventh grader from Forest Middle School, and Finn Plattus, a fifth grader from Thaxton Elementary School, then proceeded to battle it out for 21 rounds before Bohannon emerged as the winner.

  • Supervisors take tax hike off the table

        A public hearing on the Bedford County budget, including the real estate tax rate, is scheduled for April 13, but that tax rate won’t be any higher than the current 52 cents per $100 in assessed value. When asked after a lengthy budget work session, Monday night, the supervisors said increasing the tax rate is not on the table for discussion.
        What was on the table for discussion was where the public hearing will be held. Some supervisors noted that their regular meeting chamber will probably not provide adequate space.

  • Testimony: Sisters made sex videos under threat

    By Scott Daugherty
    Landmark News Service/The Virginian-Pilot
    and Staff Reports

        The girl didn’t know Frank Dietrich, but she wanted to.
        She was 14 when she received a Facebook friend request from what appeared to be an older boy. His profile picture showed a young man throwing a football while wearing a tight shirt that showed off a muscular physique.

  • BIA fosters relationship with communities in England, France

        The Bedford International Alliance was formed to cultivate a relationship between Bedford communities in England and France.

        The organization has a relationship with Ivybridge, England, the small town near the place where the Bedford Boys trained. The BIA also has a relationship with Bedfordshire, Bedford County’s English namesake. On one of the Alliance’s regular overseas trips, members were hosted by the 15th Duke of Bedford at his ancestral home.