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Today's News

  • Up and running

        Carl Wells, a member of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA),  remembers a very different facility where the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility now stands.

  • Fire destroys cabin off Rocky Ford Rd.

        A cabin burned down last Wednesday, May 10, in the area of the 6800 block of Rocky Ford Road.

        Originally dispatched for reports of a brush fire in area of 6100 block of Rocky Ford Road, the Bedford  Fire  Department dispatched brush trucks instead of fire engines. That proved to be helpful, even though the fire was not dispatched as a structure fire.
        As the dispatch went out, multiple reports of a fire in the woods were made to the dispatch center, according to Matt Scott, deputy chief of BFD.

  • Beginnings and ends

    By Brandi Mitchell
    Student Intern

        One of the most beautiful and heart breaking aspects of life is the way it goes on and on with a thousand beginnings and a thousand ends. The sun rises and the sun sets, and the earth turns, and the seasons change, and this is the way it has been since the genesis of time, and the way it will be until the earth ceases to exist.

  • A disgusting, punitive health care ‘reform’

        It was a disgusting spectacle to watch the Clown-in-Chief celebrate at the White House with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans after they’d passed a bill that will take health insurance from about 25 million people.
        Yes, this is their idea of “reform.” As I’ve previously written – and now submit as one of “Rick’s Rules of Politics” – whenever conservative Republicans talk about “reforming” something, it always means they want to take it from you.

  • Council gets its cake; and eats it too

        Bedford Town Council took action last week to deal with a request that wanted to bring fortune telling into the town.
        It appears council has learned how to have its cake and eat it too.
        Council effectively repealed a town ordinance that banned such practices in the town. In addition, however, council voted not to allow fortune tellers as a permitted use in either of the town’s two business zones.

  • A labor of love

        The Bedford area’s Love Letters were unveiled last week and you should really make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see them. They are beautiful! The art work on the letters is great and the center of the O is clear Lexan featuring the Peaks of Otter apparently etched into it.

  • Bedford Memorial celebrates its volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteers week by hosting a dinner for its 48 volunteers April 27 at the Bedford Columns.

        The hospital presented 50 door prizes and danced to music by Heat of the Night. This is a local band headed by Mike Payne who returned home to Bedford County after retiring. The band plays a wide variety of music and volunteers enjoyed dancing to their sounds after dinner.

  • LOVE unveiled

        Bedford’s LOVE Letters were unveiled last week on a blustery Wednesday morning.

  • Filming Juanita

        Back in March, a location scout for the film Juanita visited with Jared Srsic several times about using the Millstone Tea Room as a major backdrop for the film.

  • 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.”