Today's News

  • Perfection Obtained

    Staunton River achieved one of its preseason goals–perfection. With a 60-13 beat down of the Patrick Henry Patriots the Golden Eagles are now a perfect 10-0 heading into the Region 3D playoffs.

    This is the first time in school history that the Golden Eagles have finished 10-0 in the regular season.

    "I thought this was the most complete game we've played this season," Head Coach Chuck Poston said. "We were clicking on offense, defense and special teams."

  • Contested elections help turnout

        Contested local elections in District 2 and District 4 may be driving voter turnout. Some of the highest percentages of voter turnout were coming in precincts in those districts as of around noon Tuesday. For full election results see www.bedfordbulletin.com on Wednesday.

  • Jefferson Forest falls short in shootout with Heritage

    In the final game of the season it would have been easy for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers (5-4) to roll over and lay down for the Heritage Pioneers (8-1). Considering the Cavaliers have eight two-way starters with season ending injuries and that Heritage's Elijah Davis plays football like its a video game, expectations may not have been very high for the Cavaliers.

  • Serving the community

        A $200,000 donation by Ash Rothlein will start a scholarship fund from which the National D-Day Memorial will award annual scholarships.

        Rothlein was an Army veteran and served with an advance Army ordinance unit in Normandy during World War II. His unit maintained vehicles at the front. An earlier donation by Rothlein paid for the Homage statue at the Memorial.

  • School board to vote on LHS ballfield amenities

        A decision on whether—and when—bathrooms and a concession area will be added to the baseball field complex at Liberty High School is expected to be made by the Bedford County School Board during its meeting Thursday.
        The board’s construction management firm, M. B. Kahn, has recommended that these restrooms not be completed as part of the current construction project. The thought is that the board could get a better price for the project from another firm.

  • Charges upgraded to capital murder

        Two defendants who were previously charged in connection with the murder of a Lynchburg teen this past March had those charges upgraded by a grand jury in Bedford that met Tuesday.

         Kevin Josue Soto Bonilla, 20, and Cristian Jose Sanchez Gomez, 22, have now been charged with capital murder, robbery, abduction for pecuniary benefit and participation in a criminal act in association with a criminal street gang.

  • USMC’s story to be told at ceremony

        This Veterans Day the National D-Day Memorial will dedicate its newest narrative plaque, one that tells the story of Marines in the European Theater around the time of the Normandy Invasion.

        The United States Marine Corps’ story is often overlooked and far too many are unaware of the role Marines played on D-Day, according to a news release from the Memorial.

  • Tuck, Hill win local seats

    Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

    Tuck, running as an independent, defeated Brian O'Connor, a Republican, and Fred Sylvester, a Democrat. Tuck received 2,040, accounting for 56 percent of all votes cast. O'Conner got 27 percent of the vote, a total of 972 votes. Sylvester received 17 percent of the vote for a total of 599 votes.

  • Welcome Back Roanoke Amtrak!

    Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Susan Martin
    President/CEO, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Where is peace?

    By Rev. Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church

        Where is Peace?  There is spirit of division in the air.  In every arena of life it seems that hostility is raging.   
        The powers of the world are teetering on the edge of conflict and technology has made it more vocal than ever.   And it is not just the leaders of nations, it seems that rage and anger are the spirit of the day.