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Today's News

  • School board adjusts its budget

        Bedford County’s school board adopted an adjusted budget at a Monday night work session that had been called for that purpose.
        The school board’s original budget called for a $2.6 million increase in local funding but the supervisors, last month, increased the local transfer to the public school system by $735,000. The purpose of Monday’s work session was to make the school budget fit within available funds.

  • Uninvited guests

        One day, when Lucienne Bowden, then 13, came home, she discovered that the family had some uninvited visitors — three high ranking German officers in fancy dress uniforms.

        “They were dressed to kill,” she recalled.

  • GOP candidates speak to Dems

        It was an unusual event--two Republicans were the guests at a meeting of local Democrats last week.

  • 2015 Readers Choice: Make your picks!

        What business makes your favorite lunch? Cup of coffee? Steak?
        Have a favorite dentist? Art gallery? Car dealer?
        This is your chance to make your picks.
        Make them count! Help us recognize the businesses that serve your community!
        The Bedford Bulletin is offering you the chance to say what you like best in our sixth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the June 24 edition.

  • Yard signs go missing

        District 7 Supervisor Tammy Parker, who is seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor in the June 9 Republican primary, found her yard signs to be in great demand — from somebody who is stealing them.
        “I had a problem this weekend,” Parker said. “By Saturday afternoon they started going missing. By Sunday afternoon, the count was up to 12.”

  • 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.

  • Expansion leads to success at Fostek

        Fostek is a growing success making the same sort of foam rubber product that Rubatex once made in Bedford.

         In fact the plant, owned by Phil Foster, is in one of Rubatex’s former buildings. Foster bought the building in 2004, two years after Rubatex closed.
        “We just bought a piece of real estate with left over stuff,” Foster said. “It was just the carcass of a factory. It was start from scratch and rebuild.”

  • LHS students take on challenge of safe space travel

        When astronauts inevitably set out for Mars, two Liberty High School students are hoping that a product they devised might help that mission reach its destination.

        Liberty senior Yuriy Snyder and freshman Hannah Steele collaborated on a project that landed them as finalists in the Conrad Innovation Challenge. The Conrad Challenge was founded by Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad’s widow to honor his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • BPD lieutenant resigns after being named in ICAC investigation

    A recently promoted member of the Bedford Police Department has resigned after being named in an ongoing investigation of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force.

    Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman confirmed Monday that Lt. Brian McAlexander had resigned. The 25-year veteran of the department had been promoted to lieutenant back in December. He first joined the department in 1989.

  • Board gives school system more funds

        Bedford County’s board of supervisors voted 6-0, Monday night, to adopt a budget that provides an increase in school funding. District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrington was not present.
        The increase comes from funds that still remained unallocated.     The    school division will get  $735,000 out of the $784,000 total. The rest was assigned to the contingency fund.