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Today's News

  • On being a ‘political extremist’

    By Rev. Travis Witt
    Fifth District Representative to Republican State Central Committee
    Evington

        Let me respond to my name being mentioned two weeks ago. 

  • Democrats: Be calm, and stay together

        Former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential bid didn’t last long, but when he left the scene, he had some parting words for conservatives: “Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party.”
        At the time, most might have chuckled at Perry’s remarks, and joked about him leaving the race, but few would have guessed how potentially true his remarks would appear six months later.

  • Expand vocational education

        I think School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler’s idea of a regional vocational center is worth pursuing.

  • Of Primary importance

        Every time the polling locations are open for a vote, it is important to cast your ballot – from local elections to the president.
        This Tuesday, March 1, is just about as big as it gets.
        Voters will have the chance this Tuesday to participate in the Republican and Democratic primaries as part of the Super Tuesday voting that could go a long way to decide who will be each Party’s candidate in the fall election.
        The stakes are enormous.

  • Man charged with owning dangerous dogs

        At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 17, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a black pit bull had attacked another dog at Boonsboro Place.
        While deputies were responding dispatchers received a second call advising two children had been bitten by a black pit bull and a white pit bull. After arriving on the scene, deputies spoke with the two children.

  • Moneta Pickleball Tournament

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Pickleball is a cross between tennis, ping pong, volleyball and racquetball and it is one of the fastest growing sports across the United States.
        “A ton of people who use to be tennis players and racquetball players love this sport because it is easier on your joints,” said Lauren Ackers. 

  • Bedford County Boys basketball fall short

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        None of the County’s boys basketball teams were able to make it out of the first round of the playoffs last week.

    Jefferson Forest
        The Jefferson Forest boys basketball team traveled to Charlottesville on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The game was originally planned for Monday, Feb. 15 but was moved due to inclement weather. Forest fell 66-48 to Charlottesville.

  • Staunton River girls fall in first round

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest girls basketball teams were knocked out of post season play last week.

    Staunton River
        The Lady Vikings shut down Rivers shooting game in the fourth for a 52-39 victory over the Lady Golden Eagles Wednesday, Feb. 17.
        The two teams had played each other two other times and gone 1-1 during the regular season.

  • Bedford County sees 25 track athletes move to State Championship

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        Several indoor track athletes finished as All-Region Champions in their events. Markus Ballengee, Jordan Patti and Emma Moran, all of Staunton River, finished first in one or more events at the Regional Championship this past weekend.
        Staunton River and Liberty competed in the 3A West Regional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 20.

  • 3A and 4A State Swim meet

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Two County Schools had swimmers competing at the State meets held on Saturday, Feb. 20.

    Staunton River
        Staunton River had one swimmer competing at the 3A State Championship swim meet this past Saturday, Feb. 20.
        Madison Horacek placed 4th in the 100 yard backstroke and set a new personal record time of 59.56.
        
    Jefferson Forest