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Today's News

  • Mentoring program expands

        A teen mentoring program sponsored by the local American Association of University Women (AAUW) has expanded.

  • Business roundtables resume in this area

        Traci Blido, Bedford County’s new director of economic development, has resumed sponsoring business roundtables. The first of what she plans to be a quarterly event was held at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford facility, Thursday.

        Blido presented statistics on the Bedford area. One was a list of the largest employers in Bedford County. While the top two were Bedford County Public Schools and Bedford County, the top five included TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Mail America and Georgia-Pacific.

  • SSL: Don’t take this message lightly

        SSL. Maybe you’ve seen it posted at an a Centertown business.

  • Rogers steps into role as interim administrator

    Frank Rogers, who was appointed interim county administrator last week, isn’t new to the neighborhood.

        Rogers first came here as assistant county administrator in September, 2005. Prior to that, he had been special projects manager in York County. This was a catch-all position in which he managed several areas including housing and neighborhood revitalization, community services and the county’s financial unit.

  • Woman pleads guilty to DUI maiming

        Elizabeth Doris Coe pleaded guilty Tuesday, in Bedford County Circuit Court, to two counts of DUI maiming. Each charge carries a penalty of between one and five years in prison.
        The charges stemmed from a crash that occurred on May 28, at about 7 p.m. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Wheelock, Coe had been drinking since before noon that day.

  • Finally it snows!

        A look out your window, Monday morning, would make you think it was winter.

        Of course, it is still winter, regardless of what the daffodils and crocuses blooming in the Bedford area seem to think.
        According to Patrick Wilson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Blacksburg Office, Sunday's storm brought the Bedford area between 5- and 7- inches of the white stuff. The heaviest snowfall was in the part of the county near Lynchburg, with the lightest amounts toward the south.

  • ROAD CONDITIONS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA IMPROVE WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES

  • Pongracz sentenced for killing

    Kristina Pongracz will spend more than a decade in prison for the killing of her 77-year-old boyfriend, William Herchenrider, in May, 2010. Pongracz, now 30, was 28 at the time of the attack.

    Herchenrider died on August 25, 2010, after briefly returning home from the hospital, under Hospice care. Pongracz had been with Herchenrider for 10 years, prior to the incident in May 2010.

  • Bulletin to sponsor US Air Force jazz ensemble free concert

        Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble of the USAF Heritage of America Band at the Liberty High School auditorium on Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.  The concert, sponsored by the Bedford Bulletin, is free and open to the public.

  • Volunteer Fire Dept.'s may soon be able to bill insurers

    By Sherese A. Gore
    Capital News Service Writer
    and
    Tom Wilmoth
    Editor

        RICHMOND – Two bills moving through the General Assembly would authorize volunteer fire departments to charge homeowners’ insurance policies after responding to fire-related emergencies.
        One measure is House Bill 1202, sponsored by Delegate Joseph Johnson, D-Abingdon. It unanimously passed the House on Wednesday.