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Today's News

  • Plans

    By Steve Wilkerson
    District 3 Supervisor

        Greetings and the wish of a prosperous new year to everyone. 
        As I write this, the Monday morning forecast  is predicting temperatures in the low double digits.  I’m hoping that doesn’t cause any problems for anyone, myself included.  I’m also preparing to leave for a “New Supervisor’s Forum” in Richmond, hoping to return with a better skill set for serving you all. 

  • Freedom USA:2014

    By Tommy Foster
    Fx2 Farm
    Bedford County

  • Pope Francis is not a Marxist

        Let me preface this by reminding readers that I’m not Roman Catholic. I’m Anglican.

  • Great expectations?

    As 2014 gets underway, it’s time to hope that the workings of government—most notably at the federal level—get better.
        It certainly couldn’t get much worse than 2013, so expectations are somewhat low. For those in the White House and in Congress that’s good news; they have nowhere to go but up. At least that’s what you would think—we’ll have to see what happens.
        These aren’t the days of great expectations, but it is time to expect something of value from our elected leaders.

  • Calls come in bunches for BFD

        Bedford’s fire department answered three calls in quick succession the day after Christmas. All three were unrelated and within a couple hundred yards of each other.
        According to Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy, it started when they got a call about a man who was pinned between a vehicle and a dumpster. The truck that responded to that call came upon a wreck, a matter of yards away, that had happened just seconds before the truck got there.

  • Bedford Liberty Lodge celebrates its bicentennial

        Masonic Lodge dignitaries from all over the state, including Virginia Grand Master Wayne Sawyer, gathered in Bedford to celebrate Liberty Lodge’s bicentennial. The lodge takes its name from Bedford’s original name, Liberty, because that was the town’s name when the lodge was chartered in 1813. Liberty didn’t become Bedford until that century’s end.

  • Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue units respond to two structure fires

    On Tuesday, January 7, at 1:38 p.m. a call was received for a residential fire at 1346 Union Church Road, caller advising smoke coming from the attic. Crews from Bedford Fire Department, Forest Fire Department, Montvale Fire Department, Stewartsville Fire Department, Shady Grove Fire Department, Bedford County Fire & Rescue and Blue Ridge Fire Departments responded.

  • New system means big changes for DSS

    October 1 brought some big changes for the Bedford County Department of Social Services.

        Prior to that, according to Andy Crawford, the county’s director of Social Services, the department used one eligibility computer system for all the programs Social Services administers.
        “Of course, that system is very outdated,” Crawford commented.

  • It was cold!

       By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

    Schools closed, power consumption peaked and area residents bundled up.

  • Schools to open on two hour delay tomorrow

    Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards announced that the county's schools will open on a two hour delay Wednesday morning. The decision was made due to forecasts of low overnight temperatures and high winds.