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Today's News

  • Tuck, Hill win local seats

    Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

    Tuck, running as an independent, defeated Brian O'Connor, a Republican, and Fred Sylvester, a Democrat. Tuck received 2,040, accounting for 56 percent of all votes cast. O'Conner got 27 percent of the vote, a total of 972 votes. Sylvester received 17 percent of the vote for a total of 599 votes.

  • Welcome Back Roanoke Amtrak!

    Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
    and
    Susan Martin
    President/CEO, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Where is peace?

    By Rev. Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church
    Moneta

        Where is Peace?  There is spirit of division in the air.  In every arena of life it seems that hostility is raging.   
        The powers of the world are teetering on the edge of conflict and technology has made it more vocal than ever.   And it is not just the leaders of nations, it seems that rage and anger are the spirit of the day. 

  • He’s headed for a bad end

         I saw a great bumper sticker the other day: “Elect a clown, expect a circus.” That’s exactly what we have with President Boy Child.
        The latest outrage was to find out that this vile wretch had told the wife of a U.S. soldier killed in action that “he knew what he signed up for.” But I doubt if the young man suspected he’d be the latest victim of an unnecessary military deployment in a strange land, only for America’s global ambitions.

  • It’s too late

        A lady I know who is a liberal “Democrat” said something last month that I found disturbing. I won’t mention her name, but the reason I found it disturbing is that I have known her for a decade and have always found her to be one of those rare reasonable liberals and I respect her.

  • Open government

        Bedford Town Council has chosen to give the public a chance to hear from the seven applicants who have filed to fill the seat of James Vest, who has resigned from council because he is moving out of town.
        Council also made the names and information provided by those applicants available to the public this week following a formal Freedom of Information Act request made by the Bulletin.
        Council should be commended on both counts of allowing the public access to that information.

  • Area officials look to the future

    By Foster Garrett

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson’s Assembly, a 20-year-old annual event hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Alliance and co-presented with the Chambers of Commerce from Altavista, Bedford, Botetourt, Danville, Montgomery and Smith Mountain Lake, provides an opportunity for area officials to highlight achievements and discuss plans in areas like business, transportation, economic development and legislature.

  • Bedford PD has deer in its crosshairs

        Town Council received reports from various department heads last Tuesday, and the news wasn’t good for deer in town.
        Police Chief Todd Foreman reported that police have harvested 38 deer so far this year. For years the town has had a program through the Bedford PD to help keep  down  the     deer  population in town.

  • Contested race for District 4 School Board seat

        While voters in District 2 and District 3 won’t have a choice in the school board election in those districts as the incumbents are running unopposed, District 4 voters will have a choice.

        Two men, Marcus Hill and Isaiah Knight, have thrown their hat in the ring to replace District 4 school board member Gary Hostutler, who has chosen not to run for reelection.

  • 22 Too Many

    Tiffany Farmer-Bowyer wants people to understand the trauma that can follow military personnel home from their service.

        Last year her brother committed suicide, a year after getting out of the military; it was a devastating blow to the family.
        While searching for help, Tiffany discovered the 22 Too Many Foundation. Every day, according to statistics, an estimated 22 veterans and one active duty soldier commits suicide. With Tiffany  and  her family, that statistic hit too close to home a year ago this month.