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Today's News

  • Charges certified

        Michael Wayne Jenkins, charged with felony hit and run and felony assault and battery on an EMS worker, waived a preliminary hearing when he appeared in Bedford County General District Court, Monday. Judge Harold Black certified the charges to the August grand jury.
        Jenkins is charged with hitting a bicyclist on Va. 122, near Va. 24 on March 21 and then leaving the scene of the accident. Sean McQuaid, the bicyclist, died from his injuries the next day.

  • Wheelabrator celebrates 40 years

        “This is our 40th anniversary family day,” Wheelabrator plant manager John Moore told a gathering of employees Friday.

        “We poured our first heat in April, 1974,” he added.
        April, however, does not have the best weather for outdoor activities, so plant officials opted to have their family day in June.
        “We picked a day we thought would have pretty weather in the summer,” Moore said.

  • Local woman scales the Peaks for 90th birthday

    So what did Edley Updike do for her 90th birthday? She went for a little stroll—up Sharp Top at the Peaks of Otter!
        On Sunday, June 1, Updike hiked to the Peaks summit with her daughter, Denise Updike Gaston. They didn’t take the bus up; they started at the bottom and hiked all the way up.
        Where did she get the idea? A friend had done it several years ago.
        “She said 'I bet I can do it, too’,” Denise said of her Mom. “I want to give it a shot.”

  • LC honors local caregiver

        Since helping take care of her great-grandmother as a child, Amanda Garraghty Brown knew her calling in life.

        And she does it very well.
        Each year the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College recognizes professionals who have promoted positive aging in our community at its annual conference on aging in June.
        This year, Brown, a Bedford County native, was the recipient of the “Professional Caregiver of the Year” award.

  • Former Bedford man faces charge of soliciting undercover officer to kill his estranged wife

        A former Bedford resident, charged with attempting to hire someone he thought was a hit man  to murder his wife, had been under surveillance for months prior to his arrest.

  • Colgan's Facebook postings

        Kevin Colgan’s alleged posts to his Facebook page played a role in law enforcement’s increased interest in his activity, leading up to his arrest for hiring a hit man to kill his wife. The following posts—arranged from the most recent to some older posts—were being monitored by law enforcement.

    June 18
        “So if  you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?”
        Evil. In the form of my ex wife.

  • Town water rates go up

        People in Bedford will be seeing higher water and sewer bills. A new rate schedule, approved by the Bedford Regional Water Authority’s (BRWA) board of directors last week, will take effect on July 1.
        According to Brian Key, the rate structure depends on the volume of water used and the meter size.
        “Your average customer is going to have a $3 increase on water  and   a  $4  increase  on sewer,” Key said.

  • Sewer deal flushed?

    By John Barnhart
    and Tom Wilmoth
    Staff Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        A letter written by School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler to the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA) may have created some confusion about the Moneta Elementary sewer project.
        But, according to Brian Key, executive director of the water authority, the letter isn’t the issue at all.

  • Residents from France place flowers on Bedford Boys' graves

        Frederic Bibia of France decided to honor Bedford’s fallen soldiers from D-Day on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops.

  • Networking Women help Bedford Ride

        Bedford Networking Women will sponsor an event called Christmas in July to raise money for Bedford Ride. The event will be held at the Bedford Moose Lodge on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

        Bedford Ride is a non-profit organization that provides non-emergency medical transportation for people, living in Bedford County, who would otherwise be unable to get to medical appointments. All drivers and dispatchers are volunteers. Bedford Ride provides the vehicles, gasoline and insurance.