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Today's News

  • Avenel’s Derby Day is biggest ever

        This year’s Derby Day, a major fundraiser held by the Avenel Foundation, held Saturday evening at Avenel was the largest ever.

  • School board adopts $102M budget

    ounty School Board met to trim its budget to fit within the amount provided through the funding sources it relies on.
        School board members unanimously adopted a $102 million budget that includes $36 million in local funds.
        The trimming process was not as traumatic as it has been in previous years. This is because, as District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson noted after a board of supervisors meeting last month, the school board got 72 percent of what it asked for in its request for increased local funds.

  • A VERY big fish story

        Thaxton resident Dale Lowe loves to fish. A lot of people love to fish, but Lowe does it in a big way.

        “I fish tournaments,” he said.
        He’s good at it, too. So good that he has sponsors that provide him with equipment and boats. The sponsor that provided him with his rod, fishing line and lures was probably especially happy with the results of a tournament he fished in on Kerr Lake back in late January.

  • Local farmers help out those affected by wildfires

        Moved by the devastation farmers in the Midwest have been dealing with because of wildfires, a group of area residents have been reaching out to help their counterparts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

  • County’s top teacher

    As a shy third grader, Cheryl Musgrove learned the value of education from her teacher. From then on, she wanted to make a difference in students’ lives as well

        Cheryl Musgrove, from Bedford Primary School, has 31 years of teaching experience. Last week she was named as the 2018 Bedford County Teacher of the Year.
        “I am very, very excited, happy and honored,” Musgrove said being named as the county’s top teacher. “I pride myself in being a role model and a leader in my school.

  • Former tourism director sues county

        Bedford County’s former director of tourism has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking $3 million in damages, alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was removed from his post.
        Gerald Ernest Craig named Bedford County, County Administrator Carl Boggess, and supervisors Curry Martin, Bill Thomasson and Steve Wilkerson as defendants in the case.

  • Crook faces charges for allegedly being a thief

        You can’t make this stuff up.
        On Wednesday April 26, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting property damage and larceny from the Montvale Recreation Club, Montvale Elementary School and the old Montvale Elementary School.
        When the deputy arrived at each location he learned that someone had removed the metal bench seats from the bleachers located at the ball fields at each location.

  • Petersen not guilty of 2nd degree murder

    By Tom Wilmoth and Emily Scruggs
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A Hardy man, facing an attempted second degree murder charge following an incident May 27 of last year, was found not guilty Wednesday by a Bedford County jury.
         Christopher William Petersen, 29, had been  charged with three felonies, all of which he was found not guilty, following an incident in which he was accused of trying to shoot an ex-girlfriend in the head.

  • Bansley challenges Wilkerson for District 3 supervisor's seat

        Charla Bansley, an Alexandria native, is challenging incumbent District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson for the June 13 Republican Primary for the Republican nomination for that seat on the Board of Supervisors.

  • Steve Wilkerson seeks reelection

        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson is seeking reelection for a second term this fall. First elected to the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in 2013, Wilkerson replaced Roger Cheek, who chose not to seek reelection after  serving nearly 20 years on the board.