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Today's News

  • Centra CEO shares plans for Bedford Memorial Hospital

        E.W. Tibbs, president and chief executive officer of Centra, didn’t want anyone to pull any punches.
        He wanted the dialogue at Centra’s Town Hall held last Thursday on the state of healthcare in the area to be honest and direct. And he promised to offer direct answers in response.

  • Hearing delayed until report is completed

        The Roanoke man charged with allegedly trying to hire a hit man to murder his estranged wife will be evaluated to see what his competency was at the time the allegation took place.
        Kevin Colgan remains in jail where he has been since he was arrested on June 19 after allegedly trying to hire the hit man who was actually an undercover officer with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Bedford man facing child sex charges

        A Bedford man is facing three charges of aggravated sexual battery for incidents that allegedly occurred between 2004-2006.
        Mario Rivero, 43, is set for a jury trial on the charges on Sept. 30. The charges allege he inappropriately touched a girl under the age of 13 years old. He was arrested last August and indicted in December of last year.
        He has been out on bond.

  • Minutemen Succeed; No Exceptions

        When Kathy Dills was in the fourth grade, a panel of teachers told her—and her parents—that she would always struggle in school and wouldn’t achieve academically.

        They did say she would make a good cheerleader, because of her high energy.
        Talk about motivation.

  • A familiar face at JF

        The new school year starts tomorrow and, although Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) has a new principal, returning students will see a familiar face. That’s because Dr. Lee Ann Calvert has been assistant principal there for 13 years.

  • Bedford Boy's Bible up for preservation vote

        The National D-Day Memorial has nominated the Bible belonging to “Bedford Boy” John Schenk to the Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifact competition.

  • Midnight for Cinderella

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    History is replete with underdogs.  And Americans (who, by the way, had their nation founded by a bunch of them) love underdogs.

    So, along with all those who faced long odds and earned our admiration, you can include the American Legion Post 217 baseball team.

  • Close to 10,000 students return to school Thursday

        When Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch's mother immigrated to this country from Sweden in 1950 at the  age of 11, she entered a public school system that was designed for the industrial age.
        That meant instruction was delivered in a “highly efficient assembly-line fashion,” and students were sorted and selected, based on their abilities to master content in a prescribed amount of time.

  • County to hire new tourism director

        Bedford County will begin looking for a new director of tourism.
        The position has been vacant since July 2 when the previous director, Sergei Troubetzkoy, left to take a job as Lynchburg’s first tourism director. The supervisors received, more than a month ago, an unsolicited proposal from an ad agency to take over the tourism director’s duties on a short-term or long-term basis, but no decision had been made.

  • Bedford VFD puts new pumper into service

        Bedford Volunteer Fire Department put a new fire truck into service on Aug. 1 — a  2014 Seagrave pumper.

        The Bedford Fire Department has a long history with Seagrave. Its ladder truck is a Seagrave and the department’s first pumper was a 1927 Seagrave. The 1927 pumper, fully restored, is on display at the Welcome Center in a specially designed room that allows the firefighters to take the old truck out to drive in parades and other occasions.