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Today's News

  • Vest to step down from Town Council

        Jim Vest is resigning from Council,  Town Manager Bart Warner said, Tuesday, in a phone interview.
        According to Warner, Vest and his wife are moving to Lynchburg to be closer to grandchildren. He said Vest will officially resign at Council’s Oct. 10 meeting.
        “Selfishly, I’m sad to see him go,” Warner said.
        Vest was noted for his budgetary expertise on Council.

  • Century 21 All-Service, Scott & Bond Inc. merge

        Century 21 All-Service has announced a merger with Scott & Bond, Inc. located in Bedford. 

  • Audrey Lee touched many through her service as 4-H extension agent in Bedford

        Audrey Lee touched many lives as the 4-H extension agent in Bedford for more than 30 years.

        She was the cornerstone of that program here in Bedford County.
        As a tribute to her work, a memorial service to honor her life will be held Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m., at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center in Franklin County.

  • 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.