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Today's News

  • Council looks at solar power

        Bedford is planning to apply for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) revenue sharing funds to build some additional sidewalks in town—and is also looking for someone willing to build a solar farm on town property.
        Last Tuesday Wayne Hale, the town’s engineering services manager, briefed Council on areas that need attention.

  • School board OK’s money for track, baseball field upgrades

        After hearing from two speakers asking that more money be spent to improve the three county high schools’ tracks, the Bedford County School Board voted Thursday to spend an additional $133,000—$1.2 million in all—for the upgrades.
        Jerome Loy, a former county teacher and track coach, and Joe Curcio, the Staunton River track coach and state meet organizer, both asked that the JF track, during the upgrades, be made into an eight-lane track. This would allow the county to host a state meet in the future.

  • Shelter worker charged with animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been charged with felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.
        Bryan Skinnell, 43, of Bedford County, was arrested Sept. 26 on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed  on Aug. 10. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged.

  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The 37th annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k and Fun Run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday.
        Participants dress up every year to enjoy the run. This year the race had 458 runners and three assisted runners.
        The classic had 48 youth runners for the one mile run and 20 for the fun run. The classic had seven teams running.

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty struggling at beginning of the season

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty boys basketball team struggled in its first game against E.C. Glass last Thursday. The Minutemen lost 51-38.
        Liberty scored 13 points in the first period, seven in the second, 12 in the third and six in the fourth.
        The Hilltoppers scored 14 in the first, 16 in the second 10 in the third and 11 in the fourth.

  • Forest girls start off season 3-0

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson Forest defeated Culpeper 47-42 to become the tournament Champions last Saturday at Western Albemarle.
        Forest’s leading scorers were Emily Deitrick with 17 pts and 17 rebounds and Cassie Pelletier with eight points and 11 rebounds.
        Tiffany Carey made All-Tournament Team and Emily Deitrick was MVP.

  • Extra Points: Astonished

        Wow; that was about the only word I felt like I could say watching that Staunton River football team on Saturday. I don’t mean wow as a bad thing I mean wow as a good thing. I could not believe some of the plays this team was making.
        Watching this Golden Eagles team reminds me of watching Brookville back when I was in school, just everything about it amazed me. Sometimes it was truly better than watching college or even the NFL.

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report

    DALE WILSON
    SML GUIDE SERVICE
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950
    www.captaindalewilson.com

     OVERVIEW- Fishing will be better this month! Water temperature will be in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days this month. Striper fishing the past few weeks has been poor. Cooler water temperatures hopefully will make for better fishing this month.

  • It’s all about the line

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        If it wasn’t for the Staunton River offensive line Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and T.J. Tester would struggle getting points on the board.
        The Staunton River line may not be the biggest line in the state of Virginia but with the guidance and help of their coaches they have definitely proven themselves to be one of the toughest.

  • The battle for the best of the West

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        This is the first time the Staunton River football has made it to a State Championship and have the possibility of becoming the 3A State Champions.