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Today's News

  • Beginning Genealogy focus of class

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Bedford Genealogical Society is offering a class in Beginning Genealogy this Spring at the Library.
        In the 1990s more than 1,500 cemeteries in Bedford County were surveyed.  Members state the organization has tried to record the graves of the people in the cemeteries, and has 37,000 names in its database.

  • Singing Valentines

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        In 1994, around 10 singers from Roanoke got together to form the Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers chorus.  They were chartered by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, now simply called the Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Barbershop Harmony Society’s motto is, “To keep America singing.”

  • The Black #3

    John Sines Jr. remembers well the moment he learned Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500.

        As the news spread he started writing. In the matter of a short drive from Lynchburg to Madison Heights he had the words for his song “The Black #3.” Just a few weeks later, he was in Nashville recording the song.
        “I’m a racing fan,” Sines, a native of Bedford, said this week. “I like all the drivers.”

  • Fire burns abandoned home in Montvale

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smoke was seen from 460 in Montvale on Monday, Feb. 21 as firefighters stopped the spread of a brush fire at the intersection of Dewey and McDearmon Roads.

  • Fire burns abandoned home in Montvale

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smoke was seen from 460 in Montvale on Monday, Feb. 21 as firefighters stopped the spread of a brush fire at the intersection of Dewey and McDearmon Roads.

  • Students have fun, learn in the process

    “Didn’t you retire?” Dr. Douglas Schuch, Bedford County’s superintendent of schools, said with a laugh as he shook Viola Henry’s hand at Thaxton Elementary School, Thursday.

        Yes, Henry did retire at the end of the last school year, after 34-and-a-half years at Thaxton. Henry, however, continues to oversee the school’s N.E.E.D. team in a volunteer capacity.

  • Injured golden eagle gets new lease on life; returned to the wild

    By Peter Sawyer Intern Writer news@bedfordbulletin.com

    Between 30 and 40 vehicles parked by Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wednesday Feb. 16.  Spectators pressed to watch as representatives with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Center of Virginia released an adult, male, golden eagle into the wild.

  • School Board to hold public hearing on school consolidation

        The Bedford County School Board will take public comments Thursday about the possible consolidation of schools as a result of cuts to next year's budget.

        The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Science and Technology Center's auditorium.

  • Shoprite will soon become Farmer’s Foods

    Lewis Creasey will end half a century in the grocery business next month.

        Creasey, who owns Shoprite, located on Va. 122 near Smith Mountain Lake, will sell the store to Farmer’s Foods, located in Chase City, Virginia. Farmer’s currently has seven stores in Virginia and two in North Carolina. Shoprite will be the company’s 10th store.
        According to Creasey, he is currently working out the final language of the contract and he  expects the sale to be complete the first week of March.

  • Sports Commentary: Budget woes

      The way that the tea leaves are reading, it looks as though B-level sports will soon go the way of others that have felt the cold steel of the budget knife.