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Today's News

  • Army Reserve Center to honor local vets

        The Army Reserve Center, located on U. S. 460, just west of Bedford, will get an official name Saturday. It will be named in honor of Tucker Oliver and Elmer Nance. Oliver and Nance are two local men who were killed in Vietnam. Nance was the uncle of Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance.

  • Update: Crash claims the life of Bedford Co. teen

    Bedford County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Edwards released the following statement:
    "It is with tremendous sorrow that we confirm and mourn the death of Victoria Diehl, 10th grade student at Staunton River High School, in yesterday's vehicle crash in Campbell County. Victoria was an outstanding young lady and proud Golden Eagle. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Victoria's family and friends.
    In addition, Edwards stated that counselors will be on-hand at the school when classes resume next week for all grieving students and staff.

  • Vinton man faces 10 charges including child porn charges

    On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton VA.
    The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.

  • Joining forces

        Dr. Kim McCabe has been studying about crimes against children for some time.

        At the same time, for some 20 years the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to provide children the opportunity to explore the virtual world online in a safe environment.
        Recently Dr. McCabe and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA ICAC) Task Force teamed up to produce a book to educate parents about how to help protect their children while using social media.

  • Horse sense

        Colt Rainville is in an appropriate business for a guy named Colt. He’s a horse trainer. He’s also only 16, but is already a high school graduate.

        Rainville was home schooled and that made it possible for him to finish his high school studies early. He did that by continuing his studies during the summer, rather than taking a break. That allowed him to advance fast.

  • Softball: Lady Minutemen stay perfect

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Less then 24 hours after demolishing Liberty Christian 19-1 in five innings the Lady Minutemen of Liberty found themselves in unfamiliar territory, the sixth and seventh inning.
        

  • Soccer: Golden Eagles cruise past William Fleming

    The Lady Golden Eagles soccer team of Staunton River hosted their first Blue Ridge district game against William Fleming on Thursday March 29.
        

    Staunton River secured its first district win with a 4-0 victory over Fleming.
        

    Scoreless for the first 30 minutes Sam Faw received a pass from Abby Light and broke the tie in the 32nd minute. Faw’s goal gave Staunton River a 1-0 lead at the half.
        

  • Baseball: Agee and Cavs dominate Hilltoppers

    Not a single Hilltopper player recorded a hit while Griffin Agee was on the mound. Agee put forth his most dominant performance of the season to gain his first win of the season and give Jefferson Forest its second with a 13-1 victory over E.C. Glass in five innings.
        
    Agee, the UVA commit, pitched four innings, walked four batters and struck out 11 without allowing a single hit. At the plate Agee added a hit and scored a run.
        

  • Lacrosse: Double Trouble

    Jefferson Forest welcomed Blacksburg for a a lacrosse double-header and sent the Bruins back to Blacksburg with two big losses, 14-1 and 9-3.
        

    The Lady Cavaliers went to work first against Blacksburg. Entering the game undefeated, Jefferson Forest wasted no time against the Lady Bruins.
        

    Crushing Blacksburg 14-1 Jefferson Forest remains a perfect 4-0 on the season.
        

  • Baseball: Lancers take down Minutemen

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Starting with the defending 4A State Champion Liberty Christian Academy Bulldogs and finishing with Seminole District powerhouse Amherst County with a double-header against Lord Botetourt in between, the Liberty Minutemen had their work cut out for them the week leading into Spring Break.