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Today's News

  • Job well done!

    Our compliments go to Bedford's Moose Lodge for the excellent job they did putting on a fireworks show after Bedord announced that it would no longer fund 4th of July fireworks. The show was nice with 20 minutes worth of colorful aerial bursts.
        There was lots of parking and the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of volunteers, did a good job of making this work smoothly. Once the show was over, there were no problems getting out and onto U. S. 460. That also went smoothy.

  • Supervisors appoint new library board, discuss comp plan

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors regular meeting, Monday night, consisted of a series of housekeeping measures related to Bedford's reversion to town status.
        Under the reversion agreement, Bedford County purchased Bedford Elementary School and the Bedford Central Library. It also acquired the former city's interest in the Bedford Welcome Center. The vote the supervisors took was to authorize the board's chairman to sign these deeds.

  • Planning Commission begins review of comprehensive plan

        Bedford County’s planning commission is in the process of conducting a regular state mandated review of the county’s comprehensive plan. State law requires each locality to have a comprehensive plan and review it every five years.

  • 'Fowl play'

        The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was involved in a wild goose chase in the Lake Vista neighborhood in Forest last week.

  • Moose help Bedford celebrate the holiday

        In spite of the fact that Bedford’s Moose Lodge had less than a month to pull it together, the fireworks display the lodge sponsored Friday night went smoothly.

        “It turned out very well,” said Andy Dooley, the lodge administrator, “We were very pleased.”
        The people attending were very pleased, too. When the display ended, people cheered and applauded.

  • Blazing a trail

        Glenn Field was given some good advice when he started to put his Eagle Scout project together: Pick a project that you have a passion to complete.

        That wise advice came from his Scoutmaster, Jason Moore.
        Field did just that, and in the process, blazed a trail others can enjoy for years to come.
        “I was looking for an idea I could be proud of—something challenging,” Field stated.

  • July has left us all wet

        “It’s been pretty wet,” commented Ken Costura, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office.

        But we knew that already, didn’t we. All we had to do was look out our window the past couple of weeks.

  • Statement title

     

    A phoenix rises from ashes.

    These guys rose from less than that.

    But a mere a gleam in someone's eye half a decade ago, a Forest-based lacrosse team has been birthed, raised and grown to prominence in startlingly rapid fashion.

    The U15 (15 years of age and under) team of the Forest Youth Athletic Activities organization capped its remarkable run by posting an 11-3 record and winning the Southwest Virginia Lacrosse League Tournament.

    To say the team's trajectory is solid is to understate.

  • Post 217 in the mix

     

    What makes a cadet a Keydet?  Obviously, including a "K." 

    Nobody seems to understand that better than Jason Stafford.

    The big right-hander, back home after his first year at Virginia Military Institute, showed his fondness for being a VMI Keydet (with a capital K) by tossing eight strikeouts in Big Island Post 217's 4-3 win over Danville Post 325.  Stafford went the whole nine innings for the Islanders.

  • Photo of the week: The ol' dusty mitt

    This edition's Photo of the Week is provided by Devon Meyers.  

    She was watching her son Michael play baseball in the Huddleston Rec 9-10-year-old league.  An avid photographer, Devon was able to get this shot of Jarred Mayhew as his catcher's mitt explodes with a cloud of dust.  

    She got the shot with her Nikon D90, using ISO 1000, F/2.8 and a 1/400 exposure time. Devon has been a longtime contributor to the Bedford Bulletin with her photographic talents.