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Today's News

  • Tennis camp aims to spark love for tennis in Bedford

    Susan Kirby, the instructor of the tennis camp being held at Liberty Lake Park, remembers a time when all the courts in Bedford were full.

    “When I grew up, tennis was unbelievably popular within the community,” said Kirby, who grew up on Peaks St. with the former Bedford Central Library courts in her backyard. “The courts would be full all the time... people would literally wait on the benches for hours to get to play. I see the courts now, and no one is here.”

  • Overstreet to become a Spider

    What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

    On June 29, Grayson Overstreet told the Bedford Bulletin he wasn’t going to make a commitment until after his senior campaign. But, at the  encouragement of University of Richmond’s football coaching staff, Overstreet announced his verbal commitment to become a Spider on July 17.

  • Suspect escapes custody of BPD; Kasey Wayne Johnson sought by police

     

  • Jamboree travesty

    By Robert J. Byers

        I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday.
        The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National Jamboree, it would be hard to say no.

  • Is Donald Trump mentally ill?

         It’s been common for quite some time now to hear many people dismiss Donald Trump and his bizarre antics by just saying, “Oh, he’s crazy.”
        But now the idea has taken on more impetus after his recent persecutions of people who work for him, and his deeply weird, angry political speech before a crowd of Boy Scouts and their families.

  • Use good sense

        Things continue to be tense in East Asia. Last week two Chinese jet fighters came dangerously close to a U. S. EP-3 Orion spy plane. The spy plane was patrolling 80 miles out to sea from Qingdao, a city on the East China Sea.

  • He missed the ball; but now he has a ring

        Steve Bartman now has a Chicago Cubs World Series ring.
        The Cubs organization offered the ring to the team’s infamous fan as a gesture of goodwill and an attempt to “provide closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited World Series.”

  • It runs in the family

        Monday was Shemia Ferguson’s first day on the job as the Bedford Police Department’s administrative assistant.

        She replaces the late Cynthia Hedrick who held the post for nearly 20 years. Hedrick succumbed to cancer two months ago.
        Ferguson is a 2013 Liberty University (LU) graduate with a degree in criminal justice. A Bedford native, she was born in the Bunker Hill area of the county, grew up in Bedford and graduated from Liberty High School.

  • Ballengee takes bronze at USATF Junior Nationals

    Markus Ballengee has stood tall against all challenges thrown at him.

    Literally.

    The lengthy 6-foot-6 Staunton River alumnus has been tasked with learning several new decathlon events, overcoming injury, and even tracking down lost equipment before the USATF 2017 Junior Outdoor Nationals.

    Ballengee, a rising sophomore at Liberty University, travelled to Sacramento, Calif, for the junior national championship from June 22-23. He earned the No. 3 seed for the prestigious event after scoring 6,840 points at the Virginia Challenge in late April.

  • Water Safety Notes from SML Water Safety Council

    By Tyler Sheets
    Conservation Police Officer
    VDGIF

        Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding area provide many different recreational activities both in and around water.