Today's News

  • It just got worse

    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that he would undo a freeze on an education funding formula that would have taken money from more affluent school districts and given it to less affluent ones.

  • Super Bowling on a budget--commentary

      For the first time in many years, I’ll not be hosting a Super Bowl party.

  • Liberty grabs win at JF

      Call them the Liberty Colts.

    Just like the Super Bowl-bound squad from Indy, the Liberty boys basketball team locked up a first-round playoff bye with four games to go.

  • Lady Eagles control own destiny


  • Lady Cavs sweep Minettes for season

      The Jefferson Forest lady basketball team hasn’t had a whole lot of positives to point to this season.

    That short list just got a little longer, though.

  • The forgotten war

    Many veterans of the Korean War call it America’s forgotten war. It came between World War II and Viet Nam and its veterans are often overlooked.

        There are a number of them in the Bedford area and one of them is about to retire from the Bedford Bulletin. Actually, it’s a second retirement. Wiley Fowler, who turned 79 late last year, worked at Rubatex for 38 years before taking a part-time job at the Bulletin.

  • Supervisors look at county budget

    A Monday night Bedford County Board of Supervisors budget work session actually consisted of a number of informational items for the supervisors.

        County Administrator Kathleen Guzi said that she actually had some good news for the supervisors. The good news is that spending reductions that are already in place will take them through 2010 without additional cuts.

        The next fiscal year, which actually begins on July 1, could be another story.

  • Harrison appointed to J & D

    Virginia’s General Assembly has elected Judge Louis Harrison to a six year term on the Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J & D) Court. Harrison replaces Judge Philip Wallace, who retired from the bench last year.

  • Broadband Internet connection coming to the county

    According to R. Bryan David, executive director of the Region 2000 Economic Development Committee, the last-mile broadband Internet connection coming to Bedford County will be a state of the art system.

  • Snow continues to fall; leads to school calendar changes

    Snow fell again this past weekend and was falling on Tuesday forcing Bedford County Public Schools to remain closed. While students were enjoying the extra days off, school officials were busy trying to decide how to handle the missed days.

         Due to the recent school closings, the school system has made the following changes to the school calendar:

        • This Thursday, Feb. 11, will now be held as  a normal school day, canceling the previously scheduled parent/teacher conference day;