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Today's News

  • Teachers ask for pay raise

        A representative of the Bedford County Education Association (BCEA) called on the supervisors to support teacher pay raises, even if a tax hike is needed.
        Chad Honeycutt, who works as a special education aid at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, made the presentation during a work session. Honeycutt is working as an aid while he completes the college courses necessary for teacher certification, part of a career transition.
        “Our school system is dreadfully underfunded,” Honeycutt said.

  • BMH celebrates six decades of serving this community

        Gibo Luck has served on the Bedford Memorial Hospital board for the better part of five decades.

  • Brown to seek one more term

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown has made it official; he’ll seek one more term as the county’s top law enforcement officer.

  • Read the fine print

        Clerk of the Circuit Court Cathy Hogan said she has had a number of property owners — three in one morning — come to her with a mailing from a company called Record Transfer Services promising to provide the property owner with a copy of his deed and property assessment profile for an $83 fee.

        But she wants residents to know they can get that information for a lot less.

  • Exploring the Beale Treasure mystery

    Next week, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will explore a long-standing Bedford mystery.

  • Scare prompts upgrade to security system

        Forest Elementary School has the best school security in Bedford County, the product of three factors coming together at the same time.

  • Snow blankets region

    By Tom Wilmoth and John Barnhart
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two storm systems got together to bring the Bedford area its first significant snowfall of the winter.
        And for some town of Bedford workers, expecting a day off for President’s Day, it turned into a work day. And work night.
        And there may be more problems on the way.

  • Council adopts new public comment policy

        Bedford Town Council now joins the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the Bedford County School Board in providing the public with a comment time at the beginning of their respective meetings.

  • Oulds receives 3-year sentence for accident that killed his friend

        A Lynchburg man, who drove a car involved in an accident that killed his best friend, will spend three years in prison for causing that accident.
        Steve Malotey Oulds III, 54, of Lynchburg had previously entered a no contest plea last fall in Bedford County Circuit Court, to a charge of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in connection with the August 2013 accident that led to the death of 52-year-old James Dale Gunter.

  • Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures

    SALEM DISTRICT: SUNSHINE AND PLOWING IMPROVE

    SECONDARY ROADS

    Wet roads expected to refreeze overnight with lower temperatures
    SALEM– Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation have made significant progress on plowing secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets today in western Virginia.