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Today's News

  • Council doesn’t chicken out

        Bedford residents living in low density residential areas (R1) will now be able to keep chickens in their backyard.
        According to Assistant Town Manager Bart Warner, the new ordinance is based on the ordinances that Roanoke and Salem have and no roosters are allowed.
        Enforcement will  be complaint driving. Council adopted the ordinance by a 5-0 vote with Councilmen Beckham Stanley and Jim Vest absent.

  • Board OK’s contract for new school, gym

        The contracts are approved and now it’s finally time to begin construction on a new middle school in the Liberty zone.

        Last Thursday, the Bedford County School Board unanimously accepted the bid of Jamerson-Lewis Construction in the amount of $28,799,365 for the middle school project.
         The board also approved the bid of Blair Construction in the amount of $4,643,750 for the Liberty High School competition gym project.

  • D-Day Memorial to get new welcome center

        April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, donned a hard hat last week for a ceremonial ground breaking for a new visitors’ center.

        “The last time I had a hard hat on for an event here was 16 years ago,” she commented.
        At that time, the only structure completed a the Memorial was the arch and the plaza around it. Everything else was yet to be built.

  • He voted...and then shot a big buck

        As he has done for the better part of his life, 103-year-old Clyde Roberts turned out to vote last Tuesday.

  • Honoring our veterans

        Veterans Day originally started as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It was a huge war, the worst war in history until it was eclipsed by World War II.

  • Jefferson Forest girls finish fourth

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest girls cross country team finished fourth at the State Championship last Friday and Saturday at the Great Meadows state course in The Plains, Va.
        Forest finished with a total of 135 points. E.C. Glass took first place with 36 points, Loudon Valley was second with 88 points, and Grafton High was third with 117.

  • Extra Points: November

        The past few weeks have been crazy, people were so concerned about making sure everyone got out and voted and when they did and the polls we had been hearing on the news channels for the last three months were wrong people took to the streets.
        Of course, this is not the first time in the last year people have taken to the streets for protests and it definitely isn’t the first time that the protests turned into riots.

  • From one Warrior to the Next

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Last year Staunton River traveled down to Magna Vista to take on the defending State Champions for a ticket to the state game in the semi-final round of the playoffs. Unfortunately the Golden Eagles lost and the game ended their season.

  • Eagles dominate first round of playoffs

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        
        It wasn’t quite the 164 points from last year’s meeting with Western Albemarle but the Staunton River running game was strong enough for an 87-40 victory. In the process, the Golden Eagles set a record high score at the stadium.

  • Crash on Va. 122 claims trucker's life

        A north-bound tractor-trailer rig, pulling an empty trailer, crashed into a house on Va. 122, located on a curve just south of the twin bridges.

        The crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. Thursday. The truck, a 2009 Windstar 5700, was traveling north when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the unoccupied house. The tractor trailer was driven by Nash Ranza Boyd, 42, of Stuart, Virginia. Boyd was killed in the crash.