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Today's News

  • 3 charged in teen's murder

    Three men charged with second degree murder in connection with the March 27 death of a Lynchburg teenager, whose body was found in Bedford County, are undocumented Salvadoran illegal immigrants with ties to the notorious MS-13 gang, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced Friday.

  • Sheriff seeks to enhance plans to deal with gang activity

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said more than five years ago gang activity could filter into this county because of its location between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
        Last Monday, his worst fears were realized. That came when the body of a 17-year-old Lynchburg teen was found on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County, having been allegedly murdered by three undocumented illegal aliens with ties to the MS-13 gang.

  • Goodlatte requests information on MS-13 gang members charged with murdering Lynchburg teen

    Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has asked for information on the three individuals charged with the murder of a 17-year-old teenager from Lynchburg, whose body was found March 27 on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County.

  • Boys With a Dream plans autism awareness event

        Boys With a Dream will hold an autism awareness event in Bedford on April 29.
        It’s a 5K run and walk event. Signup is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run/walk taking place from 9 a.m. to noon. The course will follow the “loop.”
        According to Ta’Ron Robinson, the group settled on the loop because it’s familiar to local people who jog and walk. Robinson is a junior at Liberty High School and plans to go to James Madison University to major in computer science after graduating.

  • Dispute over dog leads to shooting of ex-husband

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The death of a beloved dog spiked serious tension between Gretchen Simpson Bennett, 55, of Roanoke and her ex-husband Gerald Fairchild of Bedford County.
        According to Chief Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Stacey Gardner, Bennett appeared uninvited at the home of Fairchild on February 6, 2016, inquiring about the recent death of their dog and the location that the dog was buried.

  • Flaherty to challenge Austin in 19th District

        Reagan Flaherty announced, Monday, that she is running for the 19th House of Delegates seat as a Democrat.

        “I am a wife, mother, and living the American dream of opportunity and prosperity, keen to giving back to the country I love,” Flaherty said.

  • Pickers looking for places to look in this area

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        If you have unique antiques you’ve been waiting to get rid of, now is your chance.
        Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are ready to return to Virginia to film  episodes of the hit series throughout central and southern Virginia in May.

  • Help Save the Next Girl holds local event

    By Chappy Merritt

        Shannon Jurkus, president of the Bedford Middle School chapter of Help Save the Next Girl, arranged for Falon Smith now a senior at Stuart‘s Draft High School to visit Bedford Sunday for a brief discussion with some members of the local chapter.

  • Town honors police, firefighters

    Bedford Police officers and firefighters were honored, at last week’s Town Council meeting, for their work during a house fire on Grove Street in January.

        Both the town and Bedford’s American Legion post honored the men. The town presented them with plaques and the Legion awarded its Heroism Medal to the police officers.

  • An adventure!

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Life has been an adventure.”
        That is Dr. George Wortley’s take.  The words undoubtedly seem true for the doctor, who recently retired after 28 years and two months with the Centra Medical Group and practicing in Big Island.
        Dr. Wortley, originally from upstate New York near Syracuse, moved to Bedford 30 years ago and began practicing family medicine with Centra soon after.