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Today's News

  • Read the fine print

        Clerk of the Circuit Court Cathy Hogan said she has had a number of property owners — three in one morning — come to her with a mailing from a company called Record Transfer Services promising to provide the property owner with a copy of his deed and property assessment profile for an $83 fee.

        But she wants residents to know they can get that information for a lot less.

  • Exploring the Beale Treasure mystery

    Next week, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will explore a long-standing Bedford mystery.

  • Scare prompts upgrade to security system

        Forest Elementary School has the best school security in Bedford County, the product of three factors coming together at the same time.

  • Snow blankets region

    By Tom Wilmoth and John Barnhart
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two storm systems got together to bring the Bedford area its first significant snowfall of the winter.
        And for some town of Bedford workers, expecting a day off for President’s Day, it turned into a work day. And work night.
        And there may be more problems on the way.

  • Council adopts new public comment policy

        Bedford Town Council now joins the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the Bedford County School Board in providing the public with a comment time at the beginning of their respective meetings.

  • Oulds receives 3-year sentence for accident that killed his friend

        A Lynchburg man, who drove a car involved in an accident that killed his best friend, will spend three years in prison for causing that accident.
        Steve Malotey Oulds III, 54, of Lynchburg had previously entered a no contest plea last fall in Bedford County Circuit Court, to a charge of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in connection with the August 2013 accident that led to the death of 52-year-old James Dale Gunter.

  • Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures

    SALEM DISTRICT: SUNSHINE AND PLOWING IMPROVE

    SECONDARY ROADS

    Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures
    SALEM– Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have made significant progress on plowing secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in western Virginia. 

  • Bedford considers electric rate increase

        Next Tuesday, Feb. 24, Bedford area residents will be able to tell town council what they feel about a proposed 4 percent increase to their electric rates, set to take effect March 1.
        A public hearing on the proposed increase will be held during the council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Municipal Building.

  • Candidates to be chosen by primary

        Bedford County’s Republican unit voted, during an occasionally rancorous meeting with 75 members present, to opt for a state-run primary to choose candidates for local elected offices this year. This primary will include all board of supervisors candidates and all constitutional officers.

  • Miller steps down from NAACP presidency

        Ronnie Miller is stepping down as president of the Bedford Branch of the NAACP.

        “I took over four years ago with the intent of getting the chapter started again,” Miller said.
        The chapter had virtually ceased functioning and was in danger of losing its charter. Miller said he was asked to take over because he is a businessman. Miller owns Bedford Funeral home, which was founded by his parents Frank and Frances Miller in 1962.