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Today's News

  • Gathering one last time at Thaxton

        Thaxton’s PTA members thought it would be a good idea to open up Thaxton Elementary School to former students so they could come and see it one last time while it was still a school.

         Thaxton, along with Body Camp Elementary, will close at the end of the current school year.
        “We thought people would enjoy going back through the building as a school,” said Theresa Pollard, a PTA member.

  • Going out of business

        There has been a hardware store at the corner of South Bridge Street and Washington Street for more than a century.

        The building was built in 1897 and it originally was called Burks-Ramsey Supply. It was a different business in many ways back then. The Bedford Hardware name came in the late 1940s. Burks-Ramsey sold the 1897 versions of many of the items Bedford Hardware sells today. But the store also sold plow parts and wagon wheels.

  • They're off and running

    By Mike Forster
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Hot on the heels of hugely successful cross country and indoor track seasons, local athletes are heating up the outdoor tracks as well as their accompanying fields.
        You may recall that last autumn, the Jefferson Forest cross country lasses earned a State championship in convincing style.

  • It was a Special Day

        Though postponed for two days, the 54 athletes from five county secondary schools couldn’t have asked for better weather or better community support as they participated in the 2nd annual Bedford County Public Schools Special Olympics.

  • Council delays decision on tax rate

        Bedford Town Council continued to wrestle with the possibility of raising real estate taxes last week.
        Town Council had earlier asked Town Manager Charles Kolakowski to rework a budget that originally called for a five cent increase in the real estate tax rate and a 4 percent increase in the electric rate. Kolakowski came back with a budget that contains a two cent real estate tax rate and that’s the rate that was advertised.
        Some members of Council were still uncomfortable with a tax hike.

  • JF gets OK for artificial turf

        Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) will be able to raise funds to install artificial turf on its football field, now that a surface has been agreed upon.
        The school board voted 4-3 to grant the permission, using crumb rubber as an infill. District 2 school board member Jason Johnson, District 4 school board member Dr. John Hicks and District 6 school board member Kelly Harmony cast the dissenting votes.

  • Pig Roast kicks off cross-country bike ride to benefit BRP

        His bike has already been shipped; a fundraiser will be held this weekend to kick off his ride.

  • Little Town Players celebrates 40th season

        Little Town Players (LTP) celebrated its birthday by announcing the list of plays it will perform for what will be its 40th season.

        “They said we’d never last,” Karen Hopkins commented during LTP’s Reveal party, held at their theater at the Elks Home. Hopkins is one of LTP’s founding members.

  • Bedford Yoga grows

        Business at Bedford Yoga Center has grown to the point that Helen Maxwell has expanded. Her previous studio had less than 300 square feet.

        “Now we have about 1,000,” she said.
        “We would get to a certain size in there and people would quit coming because they felt there was not enough space,” she commented.

  • HES teacher wins McGlothlin Award

        Just being named one of the six of the Blue Ridge region’s best teachers was quite an honor for Jalenda Settles.
        But last week, she was named the best.
        Settles, a fifth-grade teacher at Huddleston Elementary School was selected as one of two winners of the 2015 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence.
        With the award, she receives $25,000, some of which she will use for international travel to help expand her classroom teaching experience.