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Today's News

  • Baseball Spring Previews

    JF baseball out for the State Championship title

  • A walk down Memory Lane

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Billy Catron, Ron Jones and Richard Vaught, three native Bedford men, were a part of the 1982 Longwood baseball team that went to California for the College World Series.
        “In 1982 it was Longwood’s fifth year playing organized baseball and only the second year in Division II,” said Billy Carton.

  • Full pond day

        Smith Mountain Lake reached full pond for the first time on March 7, 1966. Monday, Smith Mountain Lake Park’s Discovery Center was packed with a standing-room only crowd to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

        “Coming up to the Lake was always a big deal,” commented Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt. Hurt is a Pittsylvania County native and Smith Mountain Lake figured in his childhood memories.

  • Forest Elementary gets a big surprise

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        All the students at Forest Elementary gathered in the gymnasium for an assembly this past Monday, March 7. The students thought that they were just gathering to speak about accomplishments and handing out awards for participating in the Rashad Jennings Foundation Reading Challenge.

  • BSTC gets its own ambulance

        The Big Island Emergency Crew has donated a used ambulance to Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC).

        “It will be in daily use by the students,” said BSTC supervisor Kim Halterman.
        The school’s EMT students will not be running emergency calls in it. Students get real world experience on calls with actual rescue squads. The ambulance will be used as an amplification of classroom work.

  • Child’s illness leads to fight for funding

        Jake Russell was 3 years old when he started having pain in his leg.

        His parents initially thought he might have injured his leg in a fall so they took  him to the doctor. An initial exam revealed Jake didn’t have an infection and that there wasn’t any break.
        More tests were run and soon they realized the diagnosis was much worse.
        Jake had cancer – specifically Ewing’s sarcoma.

  • Renovation nearly finished

        The renovation of the Bower Center should be done by late May or early June, according to Sara Braaten, the Center’s director.

  • Rebuilding from the storm’s destruction

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Preserving sportsmen’s heritage

    For many families in the Sixth Congressional District, sitting down at the dinner table is welcome ground for an old tale of a past hunting or fishing trip. Whether it’s a love of the sport, or simply spending time in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting are traditions shared by the young and old. Ensuring that these activities are available to share with future generations is an important part of our heritage as Americans.

     

  • Plan would open CAER facility to nuclear research

    By Delegate Scott Garrett