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Today's News

  • Council looks at solar power

        Bedford is planning to apply for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) revenue sharing funds to build some additional sidewalks in town—and is also looking for someone willing to build a solar farm on town property.
        Last Tuesday Wayne Hale, the town’s engineering services manager, briefed Council on areas that need attention.

  • School board OK’s money for track, baseball field upgrades

        After hearing from two speakers asking that more money be spent to improve the three county high schools’ tracks, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to spend an additional $133,000—$1.2 million in all—for the upgrades.
        Jerome Loy, a former county teacher and track coach, and Joe Curcio, the Staunton River track coach and state meet organizer, both asked that the JF track, during the upgrades, be made into an eight-lane track. This would allow the county to host a state meet in the future.

  • Shelter worker charged with animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been charged with felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.
        Bryan Skinnell, 43, of Bedford County, was arrested Sept. 26 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.

  • Asking the right questions

    By John Graham
    Graham Ordinary and Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast – Owner
    Graham Bass Fish Farm – Owner

        This letter is in response to the article published in the November 2, 2016 edition of the Bedford Bulletin along with conversations I have had with local decision makers concerning the apparent need for an business class hotel to be built within the boundaries of the Town of Bedford. Since our reporter did not go armed with the proper questions for the individuals they quoted, I would like to ask some now.

  • The Year of Your Youth

    By Brandi Mitchell
    JF Intern

        If you looked on my phone right now, you would find a playlist entitled “The Year of My Youth.” Thirty-two songs, all written about being 17. No coincidence, I am 17. And I can personally attest that this is a year unlike any other.

  • Pay study results anticipated in advance

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Chairman
    Bedford County Board of Supervisors

        It has come to my attention that there are some questions regarding the timing of the implementation of Bedford County’s pay and classification study. I wanted to take a moment to discuss the timeline of events regarding the eighteen month process that led to the adoption of a new pay plan for the County’s employees.

  • Trump conned a lot of Christians

        During the election, there was a stupid sign in Bedford County along U.S. 460 East that claimed to quote Donald Trump. It read “No one reads the Bible more than I do.”
        Sounds like him, doesn’t it? We know how he brags about himself. No one knows more, or does anything better, than him. But if people really believe that he’s some sort of private holy man, reading the Bible all the time, well, they’re easy to fool.

  • Let’s hope Trump can make a deal

        Along with reducing tensions with Russia, Donald Trump may actually reduce tensions with China. It’s an interesting concept concerning Trump’s China bashing rhetoric during his campaign.
        According to a story carried by Fox News last week, several media outlets have noted signs that Trump has become very popular on Chinese social media. It’s politically impossible to conduct an opinion poll in China, so Western media reporting on China monitor social media as a surrogate for polling.

  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The 37th annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k and Fun Run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday.
        Participants dress up every year to enjoy the run. This year the race had 458 runners and three assisted runners.
        The classic had 48 youth runners for the one mile run and 20 for the fun run. The classic had seven teams running.

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty struggling at beginning of the season

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty boys basketball team struggled in its first game against E.C. Glass last Thursday. The Minutemen lost 51-38.
        Liberty scored 13 points in the first period, seven in the second, 12 in the third and six in the fourth.
        The Hilltoppers scored 14 in the first, 16 in the second 10 in the third and 11 in the fourth.