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Today's News

  • Court rules on motions hearings

        Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike heard motions from defense attorneys, Tuesday, to keep certain items from being presented as evidence when their clients go to trial.
        One set of motions involved  Christopher William Petersen, of Hardy, who is facing a charge of attempted second degree murder. His defense attorney wanted to keep two photographs from being introduced as evidence saying that they were not necessary for the Commonwealth to prove its case and would prejudice a jury against their client.

  • LU seeks to buy New London site

        Liberty University (LU) is seeking to buy the Center for Advanced Engineer and Research’s (CAER) building and the entirety of Lot 1 at the New London Business and Technology Center where the CAER building is located.

  • Taxidermist has deep local roots

        Miranda Patterson is now Miranda Jones. She married Chris Jones just a couple of weeks ago, but her business cards still say Miranda Patterson. The Patterson name is well known in the Bedford area. She’s part of the family that owns Patterson Brothers Paving.

        “I’ve been really busy since then,” she said.

  • New tourism director knows the county

        Bedford County got a new tourism director in January but Nicole Johnson is not new to Bedford County.

        She’s a Liberty High School graduate. After college — she majored in medial studies with a journalism concentration — she worked in the Washington D. C. area. She returned to Bedford 10 years ago and worked for five years at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, working on visitor services.

  • US 460 crash claims life of Brookneal woman

     

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    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper G. D. Musgove is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 8:33 a.m., February 2, 2017 on US 460, just east of Owens Market in Bedford County.

  • Sheriff’s Corner

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

        Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mike Brown want everyone to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday whether you’re throwing a party or attending one.
        The most important part of your game plan for the big game: a shutdown defense that prevents drunk driving.  Drunk driving kills. It takes a life every 51 minutes in America.

  • The start of something new

        Here I am, the new intern at the Bedford Bulletin,  Emily Scruggs.
        For this first column, I’d like to simply introduce myself. I grew up just north of Bedford in Botetourt County and graduated from James River High School what seems like an eternity ago.

  • Short session reviews biennial budget

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        We have now completed the third week of the seven-week session of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly.  There is much work to be done between now and February 25, when the session is adjourned.

  • Everything cost somebody something

    By Delegate Scott Garett

        I joined you in watching the 45th President of the United States take the oath of office this week. Nowhere in the world does the transition of power happen so peacefully and beautifully. Please join me and Whitney in praying for our nation and our new leaders in the days ahead.

  • Budget is General Assembly’s responsibility

    By Senator Steve Newman

        This has been a very busy week in Richmond.   We’ve been setting some unusual and surprising records this session.  The number of visitors to the General Assembly Building, where all our offices are located and where most of the committee hearings are held, has reached numbers not seen in nearly 30 years.