Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Illegal immigration

    On Thursday, Arizona’s new illegal immigration law is set to take effect. The United States Justice Department, however, and the Obama Administration continue to challenge the law while the federal judge who heard the case has yet to decide if she’ll put the statute on hold until her ruling is made.

  • Letters


        I just received a really unbelievable mailing from Tom Perriello’s office.  The mailing, states “This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense” and quotes a Charlottesville newspaper: “Perriello Wins High Marks in Frugality. Of the 11 congressmen from Virginia, U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello was the most frugal with taxpayer money in 2009...”

  • Enforcing our laws to reduce illegal immigration

    If you were to take a drive along Interstate 8 in Arizona, many miles north of the border, you would very likely come upon signs, placed by the U.S. government, warning travelers of possible danger including drug and human smuggling, armed criminals, and other suspicious activities.  The signs, which have been placed by the Federal Bureau of Land Management throughout parts of Arizona, are evidence of the very serious and growing problem of illegal immigration. Unfortunately, the federal government has done little more to combat this problem than place these warning signs.

  • In memory of a good friend

    In 1951, 10 days before Christmas, three friends stood in front of Green’s Drug Store and shook hands for the last time. One of them, Bobby Daniels, never came home from Korea. His unit was overrun. A Marine said the Chinese got Bobby there.

        That December day, Bobby was wearing an Army uniform, Jack Karnes was in a paratrooper uniform and I was wearing an Air Force uniform.

  • Juniors knocked from State play

    There’s something about Martinsville.

    Something, that is, if you’re a member of the Post 217 Junior Legion baseball team.