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Today's News

  • Circuit Court Cases from April 11

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        In Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 11:
        • Benjamin David Dinwiddie and Chasidy Michelle Reynolds of Bedford both pleaded guilty to reckless handling of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Judge Updike sentenced both offenders to 12 months, suspending all but one month for reckless handling of a firearm and 12 months all suspended for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

  • JF Cyber SWAT team combats Cyberbullying

    By Emily Scruggs
    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        “Think before you act and think before you post.” warned Jefferson Forest High School senior, Cayman Morris, at the first ever peer-to-peer educational presentation presented by JFHS’s Cyber S.W.A.T. Team.

  • Few attend public hearings on budget

        Bedford County’s supervisors unanimously approved a tax ordinance that leaves all tax rates the same as they are in the current fiscal year.
        District 3 Supervisor Steve Wilkerson, who made the motion to approve the ordinance, noted that the budget the supervisors devised is based on these tax rates.
        Few attended the public hearings the supervisors held on the tax rates and the budget. Only two people, both representatives of the Bedford County Education Association, spoke.

  • Murder case moves to J&D court

        The three men charged with second degree murder in the homicide of a 17-year-old Lynchburg teenager, whose body was found dumped on Roaring Run Road March 27, have preliminary hearing dates set for June 13 in Bedford County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
        Jose Coreas-Ventura, 21, had a public defender assigned to be his lawyer last week. Lisandro Posada-Vazquez, 23, and Victor Arnoldo Rodas, 19, were scheduled to be in J&D court Tuesday afternoon for attorney advisements.

  • Art show, auction to benefit Big Otter Mill

        Friends of the Big Otter Mill will hold an art show and auction to raise money to complete the restoration of the Mill.

  • Project helps save money, time to fight fires

        The Huddleston Fire Department can now fill up its tankers right behind its buildings off of Dundee Road at Trading Post No. 3 or at the Waltons Station No. 4 as the result of a project through the Peaks of Otter Soil & Water Conservation District.

  • Carrying the Cross

    Members of Otterville United Methodist Church will carry a cross down Va. 122, Friday evening, Good Friday, in commemoration of Jesus’ crucifixion. Rusty Keenan, a member of the church made the cross.

  • 'Juanita to film in Bedford County

        The upcoming feature film Juanita, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War) and Petersburg native Blair Underwood (Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D., L.A. Law), will film in Virginia this spring. 

        Adam Beach has also been confirmed as one of the film’s actors.
        The filming will include about a week’s worth of work in Bedford County.

  • 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.