Today's News

  • Theft at Y ruins children’s day

    A battery theft left a bunch of 3- and 4-year-olds very disappointed last week.

        According to Kristen Graham, the Bedford Area YMCA’s director of operations, the Y runs a pre-school program that includes swimming, gymnastics and other physical activities as well as art and music. Every week, the children go to the Bedford Library for story time.

  • Skate shop opens in Bedford

    It’s cold up in Maine and Colin Franklin was looking for a milder climate. That brought him to Bedford.

        The timing couldn’t have been better.
        Bedford County is building a skateboard facility at Falling Creek Park. That led Franklin to start a new business, after moving to Bedford four months ago.
        Franklin opened Full Deck on East Main Street on Dec. 4, the day of the Christmas parade. The store is located next door to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation office.

  • Board restores band position

    Come January, a new band teacher will join the staff at Jefferson Forest High School and Forest Middle School.

        On a 4-3 vote, the Bedford County School Board agreed to add a full-time position to be split between the schools for the rest of the school year. Two teachers currently serve the band students at those schools, down from three last year. Band supporters from JF had been asking the board to restore the position for several months.

  • Ann Wood named this year’s Athena recipient by Chamber

    Ann Wood received this year’s Athena Award at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women of Influence luncheon, Friday.

        According to Athena International’s Web site, the Bedford area is one of 500 communities around the world where this award is presented.
        The Bedford Area Chamber presents the award, but doesn’t choose the winner. A committee is set up for that purpose and chooses the winner from women who are nominated. The criteria for selecting the winner is that she must have:

  • Moving 8th graders to JF and LHS being considered

    Bedford County eighth graders in the Forest and Liberty zones could be roaming the halls of Jefferson Forest and Liberty high schools next year. But that’s just one of several options being considered to deal with facility issues in the county.

  • Students at Body Camp receive special gifts

    Every child at Body Camp Elementary School received a hand-knitted sweater, scarf and hat last week, courtesy of a volunteer effort by folks in the Smith Mountain Lake area. The work was spearheaded by Adele Frischman.

        “This project is huge,” commented Frischman.
        She needed 175 sweaters this year. In order to make this project happen, Frischman just asks.

  • Changes to Web site planned

    Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5, the Bedford Bulletin’s Web site, www.bedfordbulletin.com became a subscription-based news and information site.

  • Trial delayed against woman charged in infant's death

    The trial against a 26-year-old Bedford woman, charged with second degree murder in the death of her eight-month-old infant in September 2008, was delayed Tuesday after Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz moved to recuse his office from prosecuting the case.

        Cecilia Leigh Burnette was arrested in 2009 and charged with second degree murder and felony child abuse in connection with the death of her infant daughter, Marissa.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Dec. 8, 2010)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Model train display

  • Church news (week of Dec. 8, 2010)


    Bedford Christian Ministries grant