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Today's News

  • Vintage chair comes home

        This is the story of how a chair became a family treasure, then found its way home, while inspiring new friendships along the way.

        The classic chair with a fan-shaped back was part of Sarah Fowler’s family’s life for 60 years.
        It first belonged to her Great Uncle Walter in Connecticut. After his death, the chair “traveled around,” to her mother’s home, and more recently resided in her own sewing room.

  • A day at the Fair

        The Bedford County Fair provided county elementary schools with an opportunity for their students to learn about agriculture. Seven county elementary schools sent students and a total 475 fourth graders descended on the fair Friday.

  • Drop of Ink

        I do everything. Not only have I added SCA President to my pile of responsibilities, but I am now the Bedford Bulletin’s intern until April. For those of you who haven’t heard of me, however, allow me to introduce myself:

        I am Foster Garrett.
        Seventeen years ago, a party raged. People poured in from the streets and filled the house, dancing and chattering. However, the party is not what people remember when they think of that night.
        They remember me.

  • Fanciful ‘facts’ that don’t ring true

        Usually, when John Barnhart and I have a back-and-forth here in our respective columns, I’m happy to let him have the last word. It seems important to him.
        This time, however, I must break precedent, because there were a few claims in his column about Charlottesville that simply must be disputed.

  • Preying on the ill informed

        As I’ve mentioned before in this space, all the flap about Confederate monuments is strictly political. It’s an effort by the left to try to make up for their bankrupt ideology. They have no good ideas, so they attack symbols in an effort to give the impression that they are doing something. They are aided by the fact that so many people are ignorant or ill informed about American history.

  • Time to become presidential

        It’s time for President Donald Trump to start acting presidential.
        This past weekend, President Trump decided to take on NFL players who have kneeled in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. In a speech in Alabama on Friday, he demanded that NFL owners get rid of any players who follow through with that protest.

  • Shentel gets franchise agreement

        Bedford Town Council voted 6-0 to grant Shentel a non-exclusive franchise agreement to provide Internet service in the town. Councilman Stacey Hailey was absent.
        The agreement sets a minimum population density of 30 people per linear mile for service. Town Manager Bart Warner said this won’t be an issue anywhere in Bedford because the town’s population density is between 70 and 100 people per linear mile.

  • Schools move toward electronic device goal

        Dr. Edward Hoisington, the school division’s director of technology, updated Bedford County School Board members on progress toward the goal of a 1:1 electronic device/student ratio, at its meeting Sept. 14.

  • Teen pleads guilty to four felonies

        A Bedford teen pleaded guilty to four felonies Friday in connection with an October 2016 incident in which he stole a gun from his parents’ home and fired at several occupied vehicles.
        Daniel Jared Flint, 18, entered guilty pleas in Bedford Circuit Court to two counts of shooting at an occupied vehicle, one count of possessing a firearm after being involuntarily committed and one count of destruction of property.

  • Bedford County XC news

    Liberty/Staunton River

    Liberty and Staunton River’s cross country programs met once again at the Rockbridge XC Classic on Sept. 23.

    The meet featured 17 teams (including LHS and SR) and took place in Lexington, Va. The fields were fairly large, boasting 117 female runners and 140 male runners in the varsity 5,000 m races.
    Liberty

    Juan Salgado continued to be Liberty’s top runner after capturing a team-highest 20th place on Saturday. Salgado’s 18:40.02 run was just less than a second off 19th place.