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Today's News

  • Board hears from public on budget

        Bedford Science and Technology Center’s Susie Gibson Auditorium was almost empty when the supervisors held a public hearing on the budget Monday evening.
        “We had 22 requests for new positions,” said Board Chairman Steve Wilkerson. “We funded six.” He added that the board funded a third of the school board’s request.

  • Habitat seeks donations for work day

        Habitat for Humanity/Critical Home Repair is a volunteer organization that helps homeowners in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.
        It serves as a Christian ministry, and is in need of funds and labor to provide home repairs to several people in need.
        Habitat has plans to work on several homes on Saturday, April 23. Teams of people from various area churches and groups will be donating time and labor for the jobs.

  • Foreign investment

        Bedford is going to receive some foreign investment. Two men from El Salvador, Louis Varca and Jimmy Sandoval, are opening a coffee shop in Bedford. It will be located in the former Ivybridge Cafe space on North Bridge Street.

  • Chamber honors Dr. Bower

        Dr. John Bower was named Citizen of the Year at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, Thursday night.

        Although he no longer lives in Bedford, Dr. Bower grew up here and graduated from Bedford High School in 1947. A rather rowdy fellow in his youth Dr. Bower left, by his own account with a “good riddance” blessing from some prominent local people.

  • Local middle schooler has gift for playing the piano

        One of the area’s most talented pianists is only 11.    

        A sixth grader at Bedford Middle School, Dianne Fitzgerald performs at three local churches, including her home church, Big Island Baptist.
        She’s also performed at other venues. One of these was the Pearson Regional Cancer  Center, where she played to sooth patients as they received cancer therapy. Fitzgerald played classical music, hymns and “American classics.” She selected the music herself.

  • Work would cost $2.7M to improve hydroelectric plant’s efficiency

        Bedford’s Snowden hydroelectric plant has been generating electricity on the James River for 106 years. And it’s showing its age.

        Major upgrades needed over the next several years could cost $2.7 million.

  • Splinters and Threads

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com
     

  • Fireworks set for July

        The town of Bedford, the Bedford Moose Lodge and Bedford County Parks and Recreation are teaming up once again to bring Independence Day fireworks to Bedford, splitting the $12,000 cost three ways. This will mark the second year the fireworks will be launched from the National D-Day Memorial.

  • Woman indicted for 2nd degree murder

        A Bedford County grand jury has indicted a county woman for second degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting of her brother.
        Last Friday, the grand jury returned indictments against Vicky Thomas Clark, 54, for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. An August 2 trial date has been set.

  • Computer crash causes some production problems

        Due to a computer crash, all email correspondence sent to news@bedfordbulletin.com between Monday, March 28 and April 4, was probably lost.
        This would also include email correspondence with the editor prior to that about stories or other issues or emails containing an item that has not yet appeared in the paper. Everyone is encouraged to resubmit emails made to news@bedfordbulletin.com as soon as possible.