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Today's News

  • Katherine W. Carper, 99, Huntington, WV

        Katherine “Kitty” Wheat Carper, 99, of Huntington, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Woodlands Retirement Community.  Kitty was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Bedford County, Virginia a daughter of the late Otis Pierce and Katie Bascom Ware Wheat. 

  • Caged

    A Bedford County man is facing charges for selling roosters for cockfighting, following his arrest last week as part of a pre-Christmas round-up of criminals in the county.

  • Grinchy River wrestlers nab third place at Rumble

    Staunton River Head Coach Ron Long is very much like those old Army recruiting posters featuring Uncle Sam.

    He’s looking for a few good men.

  • Cav hoopsters upset defending champion Bees-Boys' roundup

    Finishing off what was easily the best week of basketball for Jefferson Forest in quite a long time, the Cavs knocked off perennial powerhouse Brookville and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Seminole District.

  • Local girls' Bee-ten in hoops--roundup

    Conventional wisdom had it that Brookville would have a down year in girls’ hoops.

  • Back to basic--commentary

      The bowl season represents a big test in the Forster household. Recently, due to the high cost, the wife and I decided to downsize our cable to the basic package.  

  • Sheriff cites Bullet ad for arrests

    An advertisement, placed by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in The Bullet earlier this fall, is being credited by Sheriff Mike Brown as a catalyst to numerous arrests since it appeared, including several announced last week in a pre-Christmas round-up.

        During a news conference last Tuesday, the sheriff announced charges against 18 different individuals. Most of those charges involved the distribution of drugs including    marijuana,   cocaine and heroin.

  • Boone wins Athena Award

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce selected the area’s Athena Award from a field of nine nominees. The winner was announced at the Chamber’s annual Women of Influence Luncheon earlier this month.

        The winner was Mary Jo Boone. Boone, who serves as CEO of the Bedford Area YMCA, was nominated by a number of people associated with the Y.    

  • House burns on Christmas Eve

        It wasn't the night before Christmas, but a Bedford couple's plans for Christmas day were radically altered. They were forced to flee their home in the wee hours of the morning of Dec. 24 when their house caught fire. Fortunately, they were able to escape the rapidly progressing fire without injury.

  • Wharton Foundation's role expands with merger

        The Wharton Memorial Foundation and the Bedford Academy for the Arts ended the old year by becoming one. The merger took place in September.

        The Wharton Memorial Foundation was formally organized in 1997, according to Fred Duis, the foundation’s vice president and a founding member. Its roots go back to the desire to set up a public garden.