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Today's News

  • Liberty girls sweep Jefferson Forest

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The court was on fire as two Bedford County girls basketball teams, Liberty and Jefferson Forest faced off last Friday. The game ended with technical foul shots after a brawl broke out and a player was ejected.
        Liberty knocked off Jefferson Forest 56-51 during the Seminole and Bedford County Clash.
        Both teams started off slowly but the Lady Minutemen took an 8-3 lead over the Lady Cavaliers in the first period.

  • SML February fishing report

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

        OVERVIEW- Fishing has been fair this past month! Water temperature will be in the 40’s to low 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days. Striper fishing has been good at times this month. Depending on the weather, fishing should improve during the month of February.

  • Grand jury indicts Bedford County shelter worker charged with animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been indicted with felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.

        Bryan Thomas Skinnell, 44, of Bedford, was arrested Sept. 26 of last year on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed on Aug. 10. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged. A Bedford County grand jury indicted him on the charge Friday.

  • Autumn White sets JF record at Bulldog qualifier

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        This past Friday all three Bedford county schools competed in the Mid-Area track event held at Liberty University.
        Isaac Palmer, of Liberty, finished first in the shot put with a throw of 47’10”.
        Jefferson Forest girls team A finished first in the girls 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:18.

  • Bedford Central Library acquires 3D printer

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A move to Thailand landed Bedford Central Library a 3D printer.
        This isn’t your normal printer.
        According to Youth Service Librarian, Lauren Harper, the library had been interested in purchasing a 3D printer for quite some time. Around the end of July, 2016, friends of Harper’s moved to Thailand,  and the library was fortunate enough to purchase their 3D printer for about half of the retail price.

  • Extra Points: Superbowl

        Okay, here we go. These are my thoughts on the Super Bowl, the halftime show, overtime, the NFL rules and everything in between.
        Personally, I believe they shouldn’t have just called that final touchdown a touchdown without reviewing it. Everything was way too close. I saw a photo online they showed the running back’s knee was down, before he fell into the endzone.

  • Court rules on motions hearings

        Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike heard motions from defense attorneys, Tuesday, to keep certain items from being presented as evidence when their clients go to trial.
        One set of motions involved  Christopher William Petersen, of Hardy, who is facing a charge of attempted second degree murder. His defense attorney wanted to keep two photographs from being introduced as evidence saying that they were not necessary for the Commonwealth to prove its case and would prejudice a jury against their client.

  • LU seeks to buy New London site

        Liberty University (LU) is seeking to buy the Center for Advanced Engineer and Research’s (CAER) building and the entirety of Lot 1 at the New London Business and Technology Center where the CAER building is located.

  • Taxidermist has deep local roots

        Miranda Patterson is now Miranda Jones. She married Chris Jones just a couple of weeks ago, but her business cards still say Miranda Patterson. The Patterson name is well known in the Bedford area. She’s part of the family that owns Patterson Brothers Paving.

        “I’ve been really busy since then,” she said.

  • New tourism director knows the county

        Bedford County got a new tourism director in January but Nicole Johnson is not new to Bedford County.

        She’s a Liberty High School graduate. After college — she majored in medial studies with a journalism concentration — she worked in the Washington D. C. area. She returned to Bedford 10 years ago and worked for five years at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, working on visitor services.