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Today's News

  • Community garden begins to grow next to Bedford Lofts

        With two plots of land next to his recently opened Bedford Lofts near Centertown Bedford, owner Dave McCormack wasn’t really looking for grass to mow.

        So he offered that land to be used as a community garden.
        A group of area residents took up the challenge and have created Bedford Urban Gardens—BUG, for short.
        And work has already begun to get ready.

  • BSTC to hold Benefit Car Show

        Last year, Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) automotive technology program held a benefit car show for one of its own.

        Luke Arrington, a senior, was diagnosed with cancer last year.  The benefit car show, which was pulled together on short notice, drew 76 entries. It was such a success that Mark Mathia, the program’s instructor, decided to make it an annual event, benefiting a different local charity each year.

  • Jefferson Forest rings Liberty's bell

        Liberty High School was the place to be Friday night.
        The school was the site of a three-pronged invasion from Jefferson Forest, including girls soccer (see story below), baseball and softball.
        It was a good night, if you happen to be a fan of the red and black.  We at the Bedford Bulletin, of course, were pulling for tie scores, given they were all county teams.  Or, we’d take a split:  two wins apiece.
        What we saw was an old fashioned skunking.

  • Camp Jaycee celebrates Founder’s Day

        Camp Virginia Jaycee would not exist if it hadn’t been for the creative determination of Dr. William Robertson.

        Back in the ‘60s Dr. Robertson had the vision for a camp for high needs children and adults. He also came up with a way to raise the money for the project and the determination to see it through. Camp Virginia Jaycee has been serving this population since 1969, and Dr. Robertson is still personally involved in the fundraising. He was at the camp, late last month, for the camp’s Founders Day Dinner.

  • It was a Special Day

        Though postponed for two days, the 54 athletes from five county secondary schools couldn’t have asked for better weather or better community support as they participated in the 2nd annual Bedford County Public Schools Special Olympics.

  • Expansion leads to success at Fostek

        Fostek is a growing success making the same sort of foam rubber product that Rubatex once made in Bedford.

         In fact the plant, owned by Phil Foster, is in one of Rubatex’s former buildings. Foster bought the building in 2004, two years after Rubatex closed.
        “We just bought a piece of real estate with left over stuff,” Foster said. “It was just the carcass of a factory. It was start from scratch and rebuild.”

  • LHS students take on challenge of safe space travel

        When astronauts inevitably set out for Mars, two Liberty High School students are hoping that a product they devised might help that mission reach its destination.

        Liberty senior Yuriy Snyder and freshman Hannah Steele collaborated on a project that landed them as finalists in the Conrad Innovation Challenge. The Conrad Challenge was founded by Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad’s widow to honor his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • BPD lieutenant resigns after being named in ICAC investigation

    A recently promoted member of the Bedford Police Department has resigned after being named in an ongoing investigation of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force.

    Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman confirmed Monday that Lt. Brian McAlexander had resigned. The 25-year veteran of the department had been promoted to lieutenant back in December. He first joined the department in 1989.

  • Board gives school system more funds

        Bedford County’s board of supervisors voted 6-0, Monday night, to adopt a budget that provides an increase in school funding. District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrington was not present.
        The increase comes from funds that still remained unallocated.     The    school division will get  $735,000 out of the $784,000 total. The rest was assigned to the contingency fund.

  • Bulletin staff wins 15 VPA awards

        The staff of the Bedford Bulletin won 15 awards in the 2014 Virginia Press Association competition in adverting and news categories.