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Today's News

  • DSS head retiring

    Leighton Langford, Bedford County’s director of social services is retiring, effective at the end of this month. Langford has held this post since 1976.

        Langford grew up on a tobacco farm in Forest and graduated from New London High School in 1963. His first experience with the county’s department of social services came in 1964 as a college student intern. Langford said that this was back in the day when the courthouse still had segregated restrooms.

  • Marie Tuck retires from Moneta Post Office

    By Peter Sawyer
    Intern writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com


        Located at Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta has experienced significant growth over the years.  Many newcomers live in subdivisions built off of the old country roads.  Few people have been in a better position to notice these changes than Marie Tuck, who witnessed them over the past three decades as a mail carrier.
        Marie Tuck has delivered mail since 1980; she retired on Dec. 31.

  • Local man hopes to break into movie industry

    By Peter Sawyer
    Intern writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com


        Bear Frazer, based in Bedford, hopes to break into the movie industry with his recent pitch film The Bam Theory.
        Frazer is from New York, but moved to Bedford with his family in 2001.  Frazer said he was always interested in writing and was creative as a child, but his interest in screenwriting started in 2002 when he bought books on screenwriting.  He also began writing and studying scripts.

  • Newman responds to Soering lawsuit

    Jens Soering isn’t quite ready to give up on being transferred from Virginia to a German prison.

        Soering, who was convicted for the 1985 stabbing deaths of Derek and Nancy Haysom in Bedford County, has filed a lawsuit against  Gov. Bob McDonnell over his refusal to transfer Soering to a German prison. Before he left office, former Gov. Tim Kaine had granted Soering’s request for a transfer.

  • NPS holds meeting on D-Day Memorial

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in October, directed the National Park Service to do a study to determine whether the National D-Day Memorial qualifies for inclusion in the national park system.

  • NPS holds meeting on D-Day Memorial

    The National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in October, directed the National Park Service to do a study to determine whether the National D-Day Memorial qualifies for inclusion in the national park system.

  • Montvale student wins County Spelling Bee

    For eight rounds Rhiannon Cire of Montvale Elementary and Brandi Mitchell of Forest Middle School squared off against one another in last Thursday’s Bedford County Spelling Bee.

        Seventeen students from the county’s middle and elementary schools had started in the contest, but by the seventh round it was down to those final two.

  • Earnest receives life sentence

    There weren’t any real surprises, but the importance of Tuesday morning’s sentencing hearing in Amherst County Circuit Court wasn’t lost on anyone there.

        Life in prison — plus three years.

  • A century in Montvale

    Montvale honored a life-long resident, Monday, on her 100th birthday.

        Virginia Noell was born on Jan. 25, 1911, and grew up on a 230-acre farm in Goose Creek Valley, a daughter of the late Royal and Hattie Boyd Garrett Noell.
        “I loved it!” she said of her early years. “You could run, do anything you wanted and nobody would run over you with an automobile.”

  • Bedford Humane Society offers free service for pet owners

    Missing a pet? Now you can do more than just put up signs in your neighborhood.

        The Bedford Humane Society has established a service for helping lost pets find their homes.
        Area residents can call Sunshine Richards, the BHS office manager, on the Lost and Found hotline, at 540-425-0784.