Today's News

  • Earnest will get new trial after judge confirms jury saw journals of Jocelyn Earnest

    With a unanimous “yes,” jurors from this past spring’s trial who found Wesley Brian Earnest guilty of murdering his wife in December 2007 told Judge James Updike Monday that they had viewed evidence that wasn’t supposed to be given them during their deliberations in April.

  • Veteran legislator describes tough General Assembly session

    Delegate Lacey Putney has seen a lot of General Assembly sessions. Putney first set foot on the floor of the House of Delegates in 1962. He is currently chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

        Putney spoke last month at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s legislative wrap-up breakfast, held at the Welcome Center.

        The past General Assembly session was a tough one. Putney said that legislators were looking at a $4.2 billion revenue shortfall when they convened.

  • Bank of the James car show helps out area food bank

    Bedford’s branch of the Bank of the James recently filled its parking lot with antique, classic and unusual cars in order to collect food for the Bedford Food Bank. The event collected 221 pounds of food for the food bank.

        The vehicles ranged from a Model T Ford to late ‘80s vintage muscle cars. A few cars had been modified as hot rods and sat with hoods open to display the gleaming chrome of big engines.

  • MC2: Providing helping hands

    Some 400 people from churches across Virginia gathered at the Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center last week and spread out in teams, working at more than 30 sites, including several in Bedford County.

        The gathering, which has been an annual event for at least the past two decades, brought both young and old to the “Mission Connection/Celebration.”

  • Cannery open for business

    Only a few counties still sponsor community canneries and area residents seem to be taking advantage of the fact that Bedford County has one here.

  • Woman pleads guilty to taking indecent liberties with a minor

    A 34-year-old Bedford County woman pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a 16-year-old boy.

        Angela Hackworth entered the pleas Tuesday morning in Bedford County Circuit Court. Along with the two felony indecent liberties charges, she also pleaded guilty to two felony abduction charges.

  • Seeking citizen journalists

    Maybe you’ve thought about being a citizen journalist, but didn’t know where to start?

        Well, The Bulletin’s soon-to-be-improved Web site could be the place. We are looking for community bloggers for www.bedfordbulletin.com and we’re inviting you to participate.

        We need experts and enthusiasts who can write about their selected topic on a regular basis.

  • Trials to be separated

        A former Staunton River High School head football coach will face two separate trials on charges of having sex with two minor girls.

  • National Night Out

    This year marks the 27th National Night Out, a national program designed to promote crime prevention awareness, generate support for law enforcement and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

        Bedford will join in for the first time on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at an event that runs from 7-10 p.m.

        At least, this is the first time this has been done in Lt. Todd Foreman’s memory. Lt. Foreman has been with the Bedford Police Department for 14 years.

  • Sports commentary: Don't do it, Ryno!

      Did you ever look up an old flame?

    Years after you broke up, you think, “Hey, those were some good times.”