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Today's News

  • Fireworks set for July

        The town of Bedford, the Bedford Moose Lodge and Bedford County Parks and Recreation are teaming up once again to bring Independence Day fireworks to Bedford, splitting the $12,000 cost three ways. This will mark the second year the fireworks will be launched from the National D-Day Memorial.

  • Woman indicted for 2nd degree murder

        A Bedford County grand jury has indicted a county woman for second degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting of her brother.
        Last Friday, the grand jury returned indictments against Vicky Thomas Clark, 54, for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. An August 2 trial date has been set.

  • Computer crash causes some production problems

        Due to a computer crash, all email correspondence sent to news@bedfordbulletin.com between Monday, March 28 and April 4, was probably lost.
        This would also include email correspondence with the editor prior to that about stories or other issues or emails containing an item that has not yet appeared in the paper. Everyone is encouraged to resubmit emails made to news@bedfordbulletin.com as soon as possible.

  • GP employees plant more American chestnut seedlings

        Big Island Mill employee volunteers spent part of Thursday morning planting 100 American chestnut seedlings in a test plot on mill property on the opposite side of the James River from the mill.

         This is the same test plot where some American chestnut saplings were planted five years ago and one of them seems to be doing well. It bore chestnuts last year.

  • After 18 years, Judge Black stepping down

        After 18 years as General District Court judge — he first took his seat on the bench on April Fools Day — Judge Harold Black will hang up his robe for the last time at the end of the day tomorrow. He’s retiring — his first day of retirement will also be April Fools day.

  • Residents sound off on road concerns to board

        Monday night’s Bedford County Board of Supervisors meeting included a public hearing on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) six year secondary road plan for 2017 through 2022. Residents  living on Pike Road and Angel Place came to ask that these gravel roads be paved.

  • Letter from school board chair irks Wandrei

        Bedford Town Council went over the town’s proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year prior to a public hearing, last week, at which nobody spoke.
        But a letter from the chairman of the Bedford County School Board brought a negative response from council members.

  • Monday to serve 12 years

        Arthur Franklin Monday dropped his jumpsuit and maintained his innocence during his sentencing hearing Friday in which Judge James Updike sentenced him to 12 years in prison on a forcible sodomy conviction.

        “I never touched those girls or forced myself on them in any way,” Monday told Judge Updike before sentencing was handed down. “I maintain my innocence.”

  • Vinton man to serve six days for embezzling funds from Chamblissburg Rescue Squad

        Though mild-mannered and elderly, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney John Wheelock felt it was important that Garry Hyatt Sutliffe, 72, not get out of his felony embezzlement charge without at least a little time to serve.

        On Friday Sutliffe, who had pleaded guilty in January to embezzling almost $1,000 from the  Chamblissburg First Aid and Rescue Squad funds, was sentenced to two years in prison with all but six days of that sentence suspended.

  • Town to hold public meeting on comp plan

        A public meeting has been scheduled to present information and to solicit input regarding the town of Bedford’s revision of its Comprehensive Plan.