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Today's News

  • Agape Center helps struggling families

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smith Mountain Lake saw artists, live music performances, silent auctions and a feast Feb. 12 as the Water’s Edge Country Club played host to the Grand Winter Gala.
        The Grand Winter Gala put “Love In Action” as proceeds from the event went to three local organizations:  Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy, Financial Peace University at Trinity Ecumenical and the Agape Center.

  • Fundraiser to benefit Ortiz family

    Last month a four-car accident in Bedford claimed the life of 27-year-old Jemuer Ortiz.

        Left behind was Ortiz’s wife, Sarah, their three sons, and an unborn child. Family friend Tiffany Bowyer has planned a benefit event this week to help the Ortiz family.
        The Masquerade Ball themed event will take place at the Bedford Moose Lodge on Friday, March 25, from 6-10 p.m. It is a family-oriented event that has something for everyone, according to Bowyer.

  • Local volunteers help area residents during tax season

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The AARP foundation offers tax-aide nationwide. On its Web site, browsers can locate sites where volunteers provide this service for free. These counselors are certified and trained by the AARP and IRS. AARP tax-aide volunteer Gerry Lewis said they offer free electronic filings.
        “We have 75 locations in Virginia,” Lewis said.

  • Local volunteers help area residents during tax season

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        The AARP foundation offers tax-aide nationwide. On its Web site, browsers can locate sites where volunteers provide this service for free. These counselors are certified and trained by the AARP and IRS. AARP tax-aide volunteer Gerry Lewis said they offer free electronic filings.
        “We have 75 locations in Virginia,” Lewis said.

  • Mother found guilty of child abuse, not guilty on murder charge

    After a three day trial that concluded Thursday, a Bedford County jury found Cecilia Burnette, 26, of Bedford, not guilty of second degree murder. The jury, however, found her guilty of felony child abuse and recommended a sentence of eight years in prison.

  • Building tetrahedron unites FMS students, staff

    For the past several months, a school-wide project at Forest Middle School has been uniting all of the students together with one goal. The result: a 9-foot-tall tetrahedron that the students put together last Wednesday.

        “We began to look at building this giant tetrahedron and tying it in with the math SOLs that (the students) were learning,” stated Nancy Young, a library media specialist at the school. “Every student in the school has actually made an individual tetrahedron to put into this project.”

  • Elmore sentenced to 30 years

        A Thaxton man will spend at least the next 30 years in prison for sexually molesting two pre-teen girls, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz. Timothy Craig Elmore, 40, of Thaxton was sentenced last week in Bedford County Circuit Court.

        The crimes occurred in early June and Krantz said that Elmore was still on probation, after serving a little more than a year for a conviction of unlawful carnal knowledge with a minor in Franklin County in 2006.

  • Body Camp residents protest proposal to close school

    Several Body Camp residents showed up in front of the school division’s central office, Monday, to protest a proposal to close Body Camp Elementary School.

        “We believe that no school should be closed,” said Renata Chockley. “It’s not fair to the community.”

  • Eagle chicks rule the Nest

      For one girl, it was every player’s dream come true.

  • Minutemen on fire

      Who’s got the hottest baseball team in the area, at the opening of the season?