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Today's News

  • UVA ends distance engineering program

    By Matthew Burrill

    The University of Virginia’s distance engineering program, known as the PRODUCED program, is coming to an end at a time where it seems education is moving more in the direction of online degrees.

  • An ignorant retreat on climate change

         In December, more than 2,000 scientists signed a letter to Donald Trump urging him to recognize reality about climate change and not reverse the U.S. commitment, under President Obama, to address this global problem.
         But as we’ve long known, appealing to this man through facts means absolutely nothing. He doesn’t recognize facts that don’t already jibe with his own “thinking,” a word that belongs in quotes because no one can be sure how his bizarre mind actually works, whether real thinking ever occurs.

  • It’s been easy to roll us

        Some hostile foreign powers have found it easy to roll us in the past because of our general reluctance to get tough along with our often bi-polar approach to foreign policy. Take the Soviet Union and Fidel Castro’s Cuba, for example.

  • Dealing with gangs

        Living in Bedford County can sometimes shield us a little from what many others deal with on a daily basis.
        And then we get a wake up call.
        That came this past week when a teenager’s body from Lynchburg was found on Roaring Run Road. Authorities are calling the homicide of the teen the result of MS-13 gang-related activity involving several undocumented illegal aliens.
        Folks got concerned.

  • Dispute over dog leads to shooting of ex-husband

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The death of a beloved dog spiked serious tension between Gretchen Simpson Bennett, 55, of Roanoke and her ex-husband Gerald Fairchild of Bedford County.
        According to Chief Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Stacey Gardner, Bennett appeared uninvited at the home of Fairchild on February 6, 2016, inquiring about the recent death of their dog and the location that the dog was buried.

  • Boys With a Dream plans autism awareness event

        Boys With a Dream will hold an autism awareness event in Bedford on April 29.
        It’s a 5K run and walk event. Signup is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run/walk taking place from 9 a.m. to noon. The course will follow the “loop.”
        According to Ta’Ron Robinson, the group settled on the loop because it’s familiar to local people who jog and walk. Robinson is a junior at Liberty High School and plans to go to James Madison University to major in computer science after graduating.

  • Goodlatte requests information on MS-13 gang members charged with murdering Lynchburg teen

    Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte has asked for information on the three individuals charged with the murder of a 17-year-old teenager from Lynchburg, whose body was found March 27 on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County.

  • Sheriff seeks to enhance plans to deal with gang activity

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said more than five years ago gang activity could filter into this county because of its location between Lynchburg and Roanoke.
        Last Monday, his worst fears were realized. That came when the body of a 17-year-old Lynchburg teen was found on Roaring Run Road in Bedford County, having been allegedly murdered by three undocumented illegal aliens with ties to the MS-13 gang.

  • Chamber looks back on year, honors local business

        The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce packed the Boonsboro Country Club on Thursday,  March 23, for its annual awards dinner. The main dining room was filled as well as an overflow room. The Chamber is now 78 years old and has 740 members.

  • County students recognized for their work in the arts

    “What’s your story?”

        That was the theme this year for the PTA Reflections contest, and many talented Bedford County students had stories to share. 
        The PTA Reflections is an arts program that welcomes students from all grades and abilities to participate in the arts through mediums of dance choreography, film production, musical composition, literature, visual arts and photography.