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Today's News

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE FISHING REPORT March 2016

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

  • Ringing the bell

        Last year’s renovation of the bell tower on Bedford’s courthouse included repairs to the clock. Long before that, however, Edward Stanley worked on the clock and made sure it rang on the half-hour, along with tolling on the hour.

        Stanley always liked clocks and repaired them as a hobby when he was a child.

  • Staunton River has two State Champs

    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River’s Jordan Patti and Markus Ballengee are both State Champions following their efforts at the 3A State Championship this past Saturday. 
        “I was extremely pleased with everyone’s performance,” said Staunton River coach Joe Curcio.

  • Liberty girls fall to Magna Vista

    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        First year coach Emilee Dunton led the Liberty girls basketball team to the first round of Regionals before the team lost out of post season play last week.
        “Magna Vista was a very skilled high school basketball team. They are one of the last eight teams still playing in the state,” said Coach Emilee Dunton.

  • A champion

        Last Tuesday Bedford Town Council voted to save some money and learned the town had a state champion mulberry.

        During citizens comments, Sandra Boyes told Council that Bedford has the Virginia state champion red mulberry tree at 528 South Street, in the side yard of the J. F. Wingfield House. The tree is 100 years old and is the survivor from a number of mulberry trees that were planted in Bedford as part of an effort to start a domestic silk industry.

  • Vinton man guilty of abduction, malicious wounding

        Three months after abducting a Bedford County woman the first time, Willard Wayne Hale abducted the same woman again, causing numerous injuries to his victim.

  • Vinton man guilty of abduction, malicious wounding

        Three months after abducting a Bedford County woman the first time, Willard Wayne Hale abducted the same woman again, causing numerous injuries to his victim.
        Hale, 31, now stands convicted of two abduction charges, a malicious wounding charge, a bad check charge and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and assault and battery. He could face up to 13 years in prison.

  • Super Tuesday

        Bedford area residents went to the polls Tuesday to do their part to help select Republican and Democratic nominees for November’s presidential election.

        County voters could vote in only one of the primaries; they had to select either the GOP or Democratic ballot prior to voting.
        The Virginia primaries were part of the much larger Super Tuesday voting involving 12 states in which about half of the delegates to each convention will be up for grabs.

  • Four generations at mill

        Larry Minnis and his son, Kevin, represent third and fourth generations of their family to work at the paper mill in Big Island.

        The first generation was Jessie Minnis, Larry’s grandfather. The second was Larry’s father, Marshall, who started in 1939. Larry’s uncle, J. W. Reynolds was the mill’s first black supervisor.
        Kevin noted that his maternal great-grandfather, Gilbert Spinner, also worked at the mill.

  • The president still fails to deliver a plan to defeat ISIS

    By Congressman Robert Hurt