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Today's News

  • Civil War trail marker put back

        After some two years in storage, the Hunter’s Raid Civil War trail marker is back up in Bedford’s Centertown Plaza.

  • Tom looks for his home

        The Super 8 motel, on U. S. 460 on the west side of Bedford, has had an interesting guest since the weekend. He probably won’t pay his bill, although Sherry Pounds, the general manager doesn’t mind. She just wishes he had better toilet habits.

        He’s a large tom turkey.
        “He came Saturday afternoon and decided to stay,” Pound said.

  • Gangs are here, but not yet a problem

    Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks, the Bulletin will take a look at gang activity and the attempts to stop its growth in the town of Bedford, Bedford County and Central Virginia.

        “Bedford County has gangs. But Bedford County does not have a (gang) problem—yet. That’s why we want to be proactive.”

  • Nance responds to Sheriff Harding

        While commending Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding for his service, Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance doesn’t agree with the stance that Governor Terry McAuliffe should pardon convicted double-murderer Jens Soering.

  • Board approves extra deputy to deal with gangs

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Sheriff’s Office request to hire an extra deputy to work on gang-related investigations.

  • Moyer pleads guilty to title fraud

        A Charlottesville woman pleaded guilty to six felonies, including two counts of title fraud, receiving a suspended sentence during a hearing Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court.
        Linda Marie Moyer, 59, was accused of owning a vehicle and going to different businesses getting multiple title loans. In addition to the title fraud convictions, she was also convicted of two counts of filing false statements with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and two counts of obtaining DMV documents under false pretenses.

  • Avenel’s Derby Day is biggest ever

        This year’s Derby Day, a major fundraiser held by the Avenel Foundation, held Saturday evening at Avenel was the largest ever.

  • School board adopts $102M budget

    ounty School Board met to trim its budget to fit within the amount provided through the funding sources it relies on.
        School board members unanimously adopted a $102 million budget that includes $36 million in local funds.
        The trimming process was not as traumatic as it has been in previous years. This is because, as District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson noted after a board of supervisors meeting last month, the school board got 72 percent of what it asked for in its request for increased local funds.

  • A VERY big fish story

        Thaxton resident Dale Lowe loves to fish. A lot of people love to fish, but Lowe does it in a big way.

        “I fish tournaments,” he said.
        He’s good at it, too. So good that he has sponsors that provide him with equipment and boats. The sponsor that provided him with his rod, fishing line and lures was probably especially happy with the results of a tournament he fished in on Kerr Lake back in late January.

  • Local farmers help out those affected by wildfires

        Moved by the devastation farmers in the Midwest have been dealing with because of wildfires, a group of area residents have been reaching out to help their counterparts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.