Today's News

  • County Swim meet

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Bedford County swim meet took place at the Bedford YMCA on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
        The Jefferson Forest boys placed first with 172 points, Staunton River placed second with 18 and Liberty placed third with 14.
        In the boys 200 yard medley relay, Jefferson Forest placed first and second. SR and LHS didn’t have relay teams.

  • Now you can check out a telescope from the library

    By Jack Gross

    Blue Ridge Astronomy Club

        The Bedford County Public Library System has a new telescope to lend out to anyone who has a library card for awesome views of the night sky.     
        This instrument is a great introduction to the galaxies and stars that fill the sky. With this easy to use and transport, telescope, you and your kids can see the craters on the moon, most of the planets, including the rings of Saturn, and Jupiter’s  four moons.

  • Extra Points: A loss is never easy

        A trophy or title does not define a person or a team. The Staunton River team has worked so hard to overcome the stigma that was put on them. They have proved to a community that once didn’t believe a State title could ever be in their future that it was.        They have overcome the loss of students, friends, and fellow athletes. They went to a State Championship and played one of the toughest games all season.
        They played all 48 minutes and never gave up.

  • One hard fought battle

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        There was a crisp breeze in the 40 degree weather and fans filed into the Stadium, the band came in and the student section came in, everyone was there to support the Golden Eagles first ever State Championship appearance. Everyone bundled up so tight, just so they could enjoy watching some Staunton River football as the Golden Eagles got set to face the Blacksburg Bruins.

  • 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
    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

        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.