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Today's News

  • A Montvale welcome home

        About 300 motorcycle-riding veterans, part of the Run for the Wall event, will roll though Bedford County on their way to Washington D. C. next week.

         Their destination is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall.” Their goal is to remind people of the men who didn’t come home, both killed in action and missing in action (MIA).

  • Lynch Manley honored for his work with Lifesaving Crew

    Lynch Manley’s nearly half century of service to the Bedford Lifesaving Crew was honored at the crew hall last week when Congressman Robert Hurt presented a flag, flown over the Capitol, to Manley’s wife, Julie.

        Manley, who died in March, was still running calls in 2013 at the age of 80, driving the ambulance.

  • Businesses get ready for 70th anniversary of D-Day

        Bedford Main Street, as part of the D-Day 70th anniversary, has a campaign called “Bedford Remembers.”

        According to Bill Mosley, Main Street is encouraging Centertown business and building owners to set up displays to recognize the soldiers of D-Day “and in particular, the Bedford Boys,” Mosley said. It’s part of the same effort as the World War II era propaganda posters that a number of buildings are already displaying.

  • Motorcyclist fled deputies in Campbell Co.; wrecked in Bedford

    Robert Morgan, 36, of Forest, was taken into custody by a Campbell County deputy, late Monday afternoon, after his motorcycle hit a tree in the Sonic parking lot on Independence Boulevard in Bedford.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman, of the Bedford Town Police Department, a Campbell County deputy had been pursuing a man on a motorcycle, but broke off pursuit. Shortly after, Bedford County deputies in an unmarked car spotted a man on a motorcycle, near Wal-Mart, who matched the description of the person the Campbell County deputy had been chasing.

  • Study recommends closing two schools

     

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    By Tom Wilmoth

    Editor

    news@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    If Bedford County Public Schools wants to operate efficiently, two of its elementary schools should be closed, according to a state-mandated efficiency study released Thursday night.

  • Ladies on the rise

     

    When one thinks about the more solid programs in girls tennis, one's mind tends to wander toward the likes of Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass.

    And with good reason.  Those two teams have dominated district play for the longest of times.

    But, the Lady Cavs and Hilltoppers need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors.  There's a crew closing in on them, and that crew hails from Liberty High School.

    The Minettes are in the process of wrapping up another very good season.

  • County leases Group Home facilities

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved leasing the four cottages of the former Group Home on Falling Creek Road to Lutheran Family Services.
        The non-profit organization will lease the buildings for a total of $120,000 per year. The Group Home closed in January, 2013 after a fall in court ordered residential placements under the Comprehensive Youth Services Act due to a change in state philosophy on how to handle these situations.

  • School Board begins trimming its budget

    In an effort to cut $4.8 million from its proposed budget, the Bedford County School Board is looking at cutting 46 teaching and administrative positions this year, in just one cost-savings measure being considered.
        The board discussed the revised budget numbers Thursday night and also approved, as part of that cost-savings, its healthcare insurance premiums for the year. Premiums to school employees will go up; so will deductibles.

  • GA, governor still have work to finish

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Wrap Up breakfast wasn’t exactly a wrap up. Although the Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation was able to report on a number of finished pieces of legislation, Virginia still remains without a budget.

  • New recreation advisory board is established

        Bedford County’s supervisors have set up a new recreation advisory board, approving it at their last meeting in April.
        According to Wyatt Woody, the county’s parks and recreation director, Bedford County at one time had a recreation commission, which actually made policy decisions and dealt directly with staff. This commission was disbanded in 2004. Later, Michael Stokes, Woody’s predecessor as parks an recreation director, set up and advisory board, but could never get a quorum for meetings.