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Today's News

  • Salem man arrested for stealing truck

        At 8:05 a.m. February 2, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
        According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the dispatcher advised they had received a call from a man who said he was behind a truck that had been stolen from Old Station Loop, Hardy in Bedford County. The caller stated that he worked for the company in Rocky Mount that   owned  the  truck and the white male driving it did not work for the company.

  • Man sentenced for case in which he hid his dead grandmother in a barrel

        Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced the sentencing of a Vinton man who previously pleaded guilty to stealing funds from the Social Security Administration, while hiding his dead grandmother in a barrel.

  • Marathon boys basketball runs into 7 OT’s

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        In a VHSL recording tying game with seven overtime periods,as Liberty boys basketball sank one two-pointer at the end of the seventh overtime to win the game last Saturday.
        Staunton River and Liberty started off the game matching point for point. At the end of the first period the game was tied 6-6.
        During the second period Liberty scored one extra free throw that SR didn’t and the Minutemen led 19-18.

  • Liberty girls sweep Jefferson Forest

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The court was on fire as two Bedford County girls basketball teams, Liberty and Jefferson Forest faced off last Friday. The game ended with technical foul shots after a brawl broke out and a player was ejected.
        Liberty knocked off Jefferson Forest 56-51 during the Seminole and Bedford County Clash.
        Both teams started off slowly but the Lady Minutemen took an 8-3 lead over the Lady Cavaliers in the first period.

  • SML February fishing report

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

        OVERVIEW- Fishing has been fair this past month! Water temperature will be in the 40’s to low 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days. Striper fishing has been good at times this month. Depending on the weather, fishing should improve during the month of February.

  • Grand jury indicts Bedford County shelter worker charged with animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been indicted with felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.

        Bryan Thomas Skinnell, 44, of Bedford, was arrested Sept. 26 of last year on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed on Aug. 10. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged. A Bedford County grand jury indicted him on the charge Friday.

  • Autumn White sets JF record at Bulldog qualifier

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        This past Friday all three Bedford county schools competed in the Mid-Area track event held at Liberty University.
        Isaac Palmer, of Liberty, finished first in the shot put with a throw of 47’10”.
        Jefferson Forest girls team A finished first in the girls 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:18.

  • Bedford Central Library acquires 3D printer

    By Emily Scruggs

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A move to Thailand landed Bedford Central Library a 3D printer.
        This isn’t your normal printer.
        According to Youth Service Librarian, Lauren Harper, the library had been interested in purchasing a 3D printer for quite some time. Around the end of July, 2016, friends of Harper’s moved to Thailand,  and the library was fortunate enough to purchase their 3D printer for about half of the retail price.

  • Staunton River wins Conference 31

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Conference 23
        Jefferson Forest competed in the Conference 23 meet this past Saturday at Amherst.
        Amherst had the majority of wrestlers in the final championship bouts, but Noah Smith, a freshman JF wrestler, finished third and qualified for regionals.

  • Extra Points: Superbowl

        Okay, here we go. These are my thoughts on the Super Bowl, the halftime show, overtime, the NFL rules and everything in between.
        Personally, I believe they shouldn’t have just called that final touchdown a touchdown without reviewing it. Everything was way too close. I saw a photo online they showed the running back’s knee was down, before he fell into the endzone.