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Today's News

  • BMS begins Help Save the Next Girl chapter

        A Help Save the Next Girl chapter has been up and running at Bedford Middle School (BMS) since December.

  • Bedford FD members take course to use UAS

        A year ago the Bedford Fire Department made national headlines when it used an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)—more commonly known as a drone—to help locate a lost hiker on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • School board chooses option for middle school design

    The architects and consultants working on plans for the new middle school in the Liberty zone now have direction as to what that school should look like, following Thursday night’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

        During a briefing on the progress  of the design of the school, board members unanimously agreed to go with a more traditional look for the school -- one that incorporates a similar look to the front of the current Bedford Middle School.

  • Town to increase base electric charge

        Although electric usage rates will stay the same for town electric customers, the monthly base rates they pay are going up, effective July 1.
        The monthly customer charge will rise from the current $13.28 to $20. The electric department has 5,680 customers and this increase will generate $458,000 in additional revenue.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chamber members briefed on General Assembly session

        A portion of the Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation, Senator Steve Newman, Delegate Scott Garrett and Delegate Terry Austin, addressed a Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering Thursday morning.

        “We’re all still missing Lacey Putney,” commented Newman.

  • Students from county elementary schools take part in Honors Choir event

        A rehearsal of the Bedford County Honors Choir at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS), Friday, demonstrated that fifth graders can be civilized.

        The Honors Choir consists of 107 fifth grade children from every elementary school in the county. The goal was to provide them a day-long musical opportunity with a professional conductor and accompanist.

  • LHS Theatre presents musical

        Liberty High School Theatre continues to grow and is offering area residents the opportunity to spend “A Year with Frog and Toad” this weekend.

        The musical production will be presented April 15 and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the LHS auditorium.
         The cost is $10, general admission and promises to be an event for the entire family, according to Shayna Crews, director of theatre, dance and career internship at LHS.

  • Deputies honored for courage, service in face of danger

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office honored a number of deputies Tuesday morning; four of them were honored for courage.

        “These four deputies are being cited for “bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice in risking their lives to protect the survivor/victim of the tragic incidents at Bridgewater Plaza and Breezy Hill Road, Vinton,” Sheriff Mike Brown commented.