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Today's News

  • It’s no fad

        Personalized learning isn’t a Bedford County idea; it’s the way the world is now operating.
        Check out most college and university academic programs and you will find students being offered, and many compelled, to take online courses as part of their studies. Many students opt to spend their entire college career in an online program. Even the smallest colleges are utilizing this type of learning model.

  • Unusual artifact: Bottle of brandy had belonged to Earl Draper

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has been accumulating a collection of D-Day related artifacts and documents for nearly 20 years. One of the most unusual is a vintage bottle of Calvados, a Norman apple brandy. The bottle belonged to Earl Draper.

  • The flight to Normandy

        When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Norwood Thomas was supremely confident in America’s armed forces.

        “I thought they’d be blown back to eternity in two weeks,” he said.
        Things took a little longer than that.
        “About three months later, I thought they could use my help,” he said.
      Thomas was one of the speakers during Monday’s D-Day Remembrance at the National D-Day Memorial.

  • National Guard colonel promoted at D-Day Memorial

        Monday’s events at the National D-Day Memorial began with a promotion.

        Colonel Lapthe Flora was promoted to brigadier general in the Virginia National Guard. Colonel, now General Flora, asked that his promotion ceremony be held at the D-Day Memorial because his adoptive father was a D-Day veteran.

  • Employees of Green’s Drug Store to get together June 18

    Green’s Drug Store closed its doors in March 1998, but in the 56 years it was open it employed many workers from this community.

  • Employees of Green’s Drug Store to get together June 18

    Green’s Drug Store closed its doors in March 1998, but in the 56 years it was open it employed many workers from this community.

        Many of those employees are planning to get together Saturday, June 18, for a time to renew old friendships from their time working at the shop.
        “I just have a lot of fond memories that go way back,” stated Barbara Catron, who worked at   the store from 1954 until it closed in 1998.

  • 72nd Anniversary of D-Day

        The National D-Day Memorial marked the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landings, Monday.

  • Rotary Club sports award ceremony

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Kasey Carr and Nathaniel Willis, both of Liberty, received top honors at the Rotary Club Sports Awards ceremony.
        The Bedford Rotary Club hands out awards to top student athletes across all of Bedford County. The award winners are picked first by the coaches and athletic directors and then a committee gets together and selects one student athlete for each sport.

  • Tackling the Appalachian Trail

    Frank Spoon decided to go on a hike -- 700 miles later he’s one third of the way to his destination.

        Spoon, the cousin of Walt Rivers of Bedford County, began hiking the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain, Georgia, on April 12. Last Wednesday he hit Catawba Mountain near Salem and his cousin picked him up for a bit of a breather.
        But not for too long -- by Monday he was back on the trail, picking up right where he left off.

  • Youngest Coach of the Year

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        A Bedford native, Trey Padgett, at 23 years old, is the youngest boys soccer coach in Virginia. He took a position as the Heritage High School soccer coach for the 2016 soccer season. Padgett received the coach of the year award for Conference 30 this year.