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Today's News

  • Camp Jaycee celebrates Founder’s Day

        Camp Virginia Jaycee would not exist if it hadn’t been for the creative determination of Dr. William Robertson.

        Back in the ‘60s Dr. Robertson had the vision for a camp for high needs children and adults. He also came up with a way to raise the money for the project and the determination to see it through. Camp Virginia Jaycee has been serving this population since 1969, and Dr. Robertson is still personally involved in the fundraising. He was at the camp, late last month, for the camp’s Founders Day Dinner.

  • BSTC to hold Benefit Car Show

        Last year, Bedford Science and Technology Center’s (BSTC) automotive technology program held a benefit car show for one of its own.

        Luke Arrington, a senior, was diagnosed with cancer last year.  The benefit car show, which was pulled together on short notice, drew 76 entries. It was such a success that Mark Mathia, the program’s instructor, decided to make it an annual event, benefiting a different local charity each year.

  • Community garden begins to grow next to Bedford Lofts

        With two plots of land next to his recently opened Bedford Lofts near Centertown Bedford, owner Dave McCormack wasn’t really looking for grass to mow.

        So he offered that land to be used as a community garden.
        A group of area residents took up the challenge and have created Bedford Urban Gardens—BUG, for short.
        And work has already begun to get ready.

  • Jefferson Forest rings Liberty's bell

        Liberty High School was the place to be Friday night.
        The school was the site of a three-pronged invasion from Jefferson Forest, including girls soccer (see story below), baseball and softball.
        It was a good night, if you happen to be a fan of the red and black.  We at the Bedford Bulletin, of course, were pulling for tie scores, given they were all county teams.  Or, we’d take a split:  two wins apiece.
        What we saw was an old fashioned skunking.

  • Teacher of the year finalists named

        With each school in Bedford County Public Schools having selected its own Teacher of the Year, that list has now been trimmed down to three finalists for the school system’s overall winner.

        The BCPS 2016 Teacher of the Year will be announced during a dinner at Boonsboro Country Club next Tuesday, May 12, 6:15 p.m.

  • Council raises tax rate 2 cents

        On a 6-1 vote last Tuesday, Bedford Town Council passed a 2 cent tax increase to the real estate tax rate, raising the rate to 32 cents per $100 of valuation.
        The increase means town of Bedford residents will pay a rate of 84 cents for the upcoming fiscal year, with the addition of the county’s tax rate of 52 cents per $100 of valuation added to the town’s rate.
        Still, Bedford Town Manager Charles Kolakowski noted that town residents are paying less than they did when Bedford was still a city.

  • School board adjusts its budget

        Bedford County’s school board adopted an adjusted budget at a Monday night work session that had been called for that purpose.
        The school board’s original budget called for a $2.6 million increase in local funding but the supervisors, last month, increased the local transfer to the public school system by $735,000. The purpose of Monday’s work session was to make the school budget fit within available funds.

  • Uninvited guests

        One day, when Lucienne Bowden, then 13, came home, she discovered that the family had some uninvited visitors — three high ranking German officers in fancy dress uniforms.

        “They were dressed to kill,” she recalled.

  • GOP candidates speak to Dems

        It was an unusual event--two Republicans were the guests at a meeting of local Democrats last week.

  • 2015 Readers Choice: Make your picks!

        What business makes your favorite lunch? Cup of coffee? Steak?
        Have a favorite dentist? Art gallery? Car dealer?
        This is your chance to make your picks.
        Make them count! Help us recognize the businesses that serve your community!
        The Bedford Bulletin is offering you the chance to say what you like best in our sixth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the June 24 edition.