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Today's News

  • Parents choose to keep students at Bedford Primary, Elementary

    Though they had the opportunity to send their children to another school, parents of students at Bedford Elementary and Bedford Primary schools are happy to have their students stay just where they are.

    "I think what we heard is that people in Bedford just really trust the principals and staff at those two schools," said Karen Woodford, literacy development specialist with Bedford County Public Schools. "They just really love their schools."

  • Project's goal is to reduce teen accidents

    Before long, some teen drivers in Bedford County will be told about any bad driving habits by a monitor in their vehicle. The goal: Stop a problem before an accident occurs.

    Newly licensed teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. With that fact in mind, VTTI is partnering with the Bedford County and Montgomery County school systems in the Virginia Teen Driver Coach Safety Project.

  • Friends remember an outdoorsman

    It's been said that you can tell how well a man has lived his life by the number of people who attend his funeral.

    Gene Parker, who died of cancer at his home on Parker Road, must have lived very well, considering the fact that as many as 900 people passed through Tharp Funeral Home last week during visitation hours.

  • Fit for life: Funding gives program running start

    The target for fitness is 225 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.

    YMCA executive director Mary Jo Boone noted, Friday, that although that's the goal, the national trend among youth is downward for physical activity and upward for obesity. The Carol M. White Physical Education Grant, a federal grant funded by Congress, is intended to combat that.

  • Abuduction case charges sent to grand jury

    A Bedford County woman testified Monday in General District Court that the man who allegedly abducted and raped her the day after Christmas last year said he was mad at his former girlfriend and had to take it out on somebody, adding she was an easy target.

    Following the preliminary hearing, Judge James Farmer certified charges of rape, abduction, malicious wounding and sodomy (two counts) against George Leroy Keaton Jr., 30, of Bedford County to the next meeting of the Bedford County grand jury.

  • Little Caesars moves to new location

    Bedford's Little Caesars is now cooking up pizzas at its new location directly across U. S. 460 from Bedford's Wal-Mart.

    The pizza restaurant had been in the old Winn/Dixie shopping center at the west end of Bedford for 16 years. The new location, according to Patrick O'Connell, is part of a new strategy to get the restaurants out of strip malls and into bright, visible, stand-alone facilities.

    Actually, O'Connell owns more than the Bedford Little Caesars. He owns a multi-restaurant franchise. He opened his 20th restaurant in Roanoke in April.

  • Commentary--You'll "Flip" for platform diving

    I’ve maintained a relatively decent interest in the Beijing Olympics. The wife and I have put in our fair share of hours, mostly watching Michael Phelps’s pursuit of history and the track and field excitement.

    I’ll admit that I’ve paid scant attention to the less traditional sports. Shooting, judo and rowing have garnered little attention in the Forster household. There are, after all, only 24 hours in a day and one has to go to work, you know.

  • Prep Preview hits newstands

    The Bedford Bulletin's prep preview section hit the newstands this Wednesday. Find out about the County teams and the rest of the Seminole.

    The preview is a 28-page chock-full-o informative and insightful information.

    Best of all, you get it with the mere purchase of the Bedford Bulletin.

  • Volleyball gets underway

    The three county volleyball teams open up the season with high aspirations.

    After struggling through last year’s less-than satisfactory campaigns, the three teams start out 0-0, just like everyone else.

    They also seem to have a lot of talent, which bodes well for any playoff hopes.

    Last season was characterized by Brookville’s undefeated run through the Seminole District and by the county lasses struggling. Liberty was the top finisher, taking third place in the regular season.

  • Football kicks into high gear this Friday night

    Football will be in the air this Friday evening, with all three Bedford County teams playing inside the county line.

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest open up Seminole District play when the Golden Eagles travel up the road to pay a visit to the Cavaliers at Sabre Stadium. Meanwhile, Liberty will play host to Western Albebarle.

    Eagles hit Forest

    Sub-plots abound in this intriguing season-opener for the two county foes.

    Cutting through all the noise, each team needs the win in a big way.