Today's News

  • Elks Home lights up the night

        The Elks National Home once again lit up the night when Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering hit the big red button in the dining room that turns on the annual light display.

        Within minutes a line of cars began to cruise down the Home’s driveway to check out the lights, which can be seen from the National D-Day Memorial. A steady line was still coming through at 8:30 p.m., nearly three hours after the lights came on.

  • Christmas Station cuts the ribbon on its new home

        The Bedford Christmas Station held the official grand opening of its new home with a ribbon cutting one Dec. 11. The organization has been using the building for awhile already. Everything had been set up and the shelves were stocked in anticipation of making Christmas brighter for 325 Bedford area families this past week.

  • Lawsuit settlement being used to protect law enforcement officers

        For the past year Moose International has been helping the Safe Surfin’ Foundation provide funds to buy ballistic vests for law enforcement officers.

  • Liberty Lodge celebrates 200 years

        Liberty Lodge, Bedford’s Masonic Lodge, will celebrate its founding, Saturday. There won’t be any charter members, however. That’s because the Lodge was chartered in 1813, 200 years ago. It got its name because Bedford was named Liberty back then.

        The Lodge was organized on July 6, 1813, and received its official charter on Dec. 14, 1813. It met in the home of Charles Mitchell which, Carl Wells, the Lodge’s chaplain, believes was located at the corner of East Main Street and Otey Street.

  • Bear vs. man

        Virginia’s black bears are very timid animals, according to Lt. Chris Thomas, a conservation police officer who works out of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Forest Office.
        “They are normally as scared of people as people are of them,” said Thomas.
        While black bears are not aggressive, they can get riled if you mess with them. Dwain Karnes, a 32-year-old bear hunter, was messing with a black bear last week when it bit him on both arms.

  • Fire destroys historic house

        Jamie Snell and his wife returned home late Saturday night and saw what they first thought was fog surrounding their home at 719 Longwood Ave. in Bedford.

  • Santa visits Bedford

        Santa Claus stopped by the Bedford Bulletin, Friday, and picked up some back issues. Perhaps he was looking for names to add to his “Naughty” or “Nice” list. The Bulletin’s pages certainly had a number of people fitting both categories over the past year.

        He doesn’t live at the North Pole, however. Most of the year he lives in Grand Island, Neb., and goes by the name of Dale Nielson. He’s an Elk and comes to Bedford every year for the Christmas Lighting at the Elks National Home.

  • Helping the hungry


    Hunters for the Hungry announced recently that they are the recipients of a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.  

    Laura Newell-Furniss, Director of Hunters for the Hungry said, “This gift could not come at a better time.  It will allow our program to process 1,111 deer which will yield 55,550 pounds of meat (27 tons).  When processed and packaged it will yield 222,200 quarter-pound servings of lean meat for people in need here in Virginia.  

  • Lady Cavs are the real deal


    The Jefferson Forest girls basketball team proved it can hang with mighty Brookville.

    What the Lady Cavs have  yet to show is that they can beat those Bees.

    JF gave as good as it got in falling to the Brookies 44-38.  Three nights later, the Lady Cavs topped a Heritage crew that was missing its best player.

    The upshot?  It appears the youngish JF crew has what it takes to make a run in the Seminole District.

  • Slay ride


    A wintery mix which was making travel a dicey proposition mimicked what was happening concurrently in Staunton River's gym.

    In other words, slushy road conditions mirrored slipshod basketball by both Liberty and the Lady Eagles.

    It was the Minettes who emerged with the win, keeping their record spotless (at 4-0) with a 59-40 win.

    "That was a sloppy game," noted Liberty Head Coach Mike Jones.