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Today's News

  • Bedford generosity makes Christmas brighter for some

    Brenda Dixon doesn't look anything like Santa Claus. She wasn't making her rounds in a reindeer powered sleigh, either.

    The young woman works for Home Instead Senior Care and delivered gifts last week to folks in the Bedford. The gifts were purchased under the Be a Santa to a Senior Program that Home Instead has sponsored for the three years.

    It was Bedford area generosity that made this possible. Home Instead provided the names of people, along with the gifts these folks would like for Christmas. Local people adopted one by purchasing the desired gifts.

  • Gosnell honored for efforts at bringing technology to county schools

    When Victor M. Gosnell was hired to lead the Bedford County technology department a decade ago, little technology existed within the school division.

    Only one of the high and middle schools had a network set up and none of the schools had Internet connectivity.

    A lot has changed since then and now the school division is looked at as a leader in the technology arena. And Gosnell has been recognized for helping accomplish that ? and much more.

  • Agreement could help keep city power costs down

    In an effort to help keep the cost of electricity stable for the next several years, Bedford City Council authorized a contract Wednesday in which it will team with 78 other cities to purchase power.

    Also on Wednesday, council approved changes to the rear parking lot of the former Hunan Restaurant building, which will allow American National Bank & Trust Company to put in a drive-in area.

  • CASA adds to its volunteer staff

    Judge Philip Wallace swore in seven new CASAs in Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court this month.

    CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. These are volunteers who have been trained to be advocates for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. When such a case comes to court, the judge can appoint one of these advocates to represent the child's best interests in court.

  • Bedford couple arrested for crimes against nature

    By Tom Wilmoth

    Editor

    news@bedfordbulletin.com

    In what he called a disturbing case, a Bedford couple has been arrested and charged with crimes against nature, according to Capt. Stephen Rizzuto of the Bedford Police Department.

    William Kurz, 65, and Libby Kurz, 47, were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 18, following a four-month investigation, Rizzuto said. The charges involve sexual acts with an animal, specifically a dog, he stated.

  • Gov. Romney, you're no JFK

    As the generally unimpressive field of Republican presidential candidates continues to slug it out for the party's nomination, one person in particular has had to repeatedly soothe feelings about something that's an obsession with too many Republicans: religion.

    Even without a Mormon, Mitt Romney, in the race, religion would still be a major topic in a party dominated - "controlled" might even be a better word - by the religious right. It's been well documented that Romney's attempt to win the support of this bloc has been frustrating.

  • Minutemen deck the halls with Staunton River

    There was startlingly little Christmas goodwill between the Liberty and Staunton River basketball squads as they faced off in their Seminole District Openers on the Minutemen hardwood. Liberty took the best of this donnybrook, 80-55, in a game who's outcome was never really in doubt, but was a wild one nonetheless.

  • Lady Eagles, Lady Cavs flying high

    Lady Cavs at full throttle

    The Jefferson Forest girls have to be given due consideration by the rest of the Seminole District and anyone else who takes a look at their brilliant start to the season. Of course, the big tests for the Lady Cavs are coming up shortly. But, for now, they look as good as anybody out there.

  • Eagles earn third at Toughman wrestling tournament

    Both Staunton River and Jefferson Forest put themselves to the test, heading to Hidden Valley for the Titan Toughman Tournament. The Golden Eagles (172.5) came away with a third place finish, behind Region IV powerhouse Blacksburg (230.5) and fellow Region III squad Northside (220).

    Forest took eighth place, in the field of 16 teams, with 109.5 points .

    Staunton River was led by 135 pound champion Jeremy Tyree, who took the final with an 8-3 decision. Two of Tyree's wins came against very tough competition. Tyree has but one loss so far this season.

  • We the living--commentary

    Congratulations to UVa's Chris Long on a tremendous season. He is now reaping the hardware that he has earned through his fine play for the Cavaliers.

    Most recently, Long was awarded the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation's top collegiate defensive end. The Ted Hendricks Award? A quick check informed me that Ted "The Stork" Hendricks is alive and well. And yet, there is an award named after him.