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Today's News

  • FMS student wins county bee by correctly spelling ‘alpinist’

    By Emily Scruggs

  • BMH sponsors Women’s Heart Health Lunch

        On Friday, the Bedford Columns dining room was filled with red-clad people.

        Bedford Memorial Hospital sponsored a Heart Healthy Lunch at the the Columns. People were encouraged to wear red and  Bedford Memorial CEO Patti Jurkus commented that this year marks 14 years since the first National Wear Red Day was held to promote heart disease awareness.
        The gathering was overwhelmingly female and Jurkus said heart disease is the number one killer of women.

  • School board begins work on budget

        Beginning this week, the Bedford County School Board will begin considering the budget proposal by School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch that includes a 3.9 percent spending increase over the current fiscal year budget.
        At last Thursday’s board meeting, Dr. Schuch presented the school board with a $102.87 million budget with additional proposed spending of $3.86 million over the current year’s budget. That would include almost $3 million more in county funding.

  • Fortune telling in future as a Bedford business?

        Fortune tellers are prohibited under a current town ordinance, but that will soon change. Assistant Town Manager Bart Warner presented his recommendations to Bedford Town Council last week.
        Warner said the town’s planning commission recommended changing the town’s zoning ordinance at the same time Council repeals the fortune teller ban. The zoning ordinance change would limit the B-2 (General Business District) zones as a conditional use.

  • Charges reduced

    Two men saw felony charges reduced to misdemeanors in Circuit Court, Tuesday. Both were the result of plea agreements.

  • Gerstler named principal at Stewartsville Elementary

        Denise Gerstler has been named as the new principal at Stewartsville Elementary. She takes over for Dr. Susan Mele who recently became a member of the central office staff for Bedford County Public Schools, serving as director of elementary programs.

  • Church launches satellite campus

        Blue Ridge Community Church transformed Bedford Elementary School into a satellite campus for the church, this past Sunday, as the new campus held its first services at the school.

  • Friends get ready to set out to hike Appalachian Trail

    By Brandi Mitchell

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        In just a few month’s time, you will not find Danielle Averill or Sarah Stephens at their standard house cleaning jobs, or even walking around Bedford.
        You will find them in the woods. More specifically, on the Appalachian Trail, and   you   may not see them again for many months.

  • New feature will help dementia patients

        Oakwood Health and Rehab Center’s new sensory room is the result of 18 months of work. The reason it took so long is that it’s on the cutting edge of efforts to improve the quality of life for dementia patients.

        According to Tracy Chisholm, Oakwood’s nursing director, the idea of multi-sensory stimulus has been used successfully in Europe for some time. The idea is new to the U. S. It’s so new that Chisholm had trouble finding suppliers to provide equipment to set up Okwood’s room.

  • Friends group to support hospice house

        Bedford House, the hospice house the community built, is fully state-licensed and up and running.