http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Board approves housing project http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/board-approves-housing-project <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2, Monday night, to approve a rezoning that will clear the way for an upscale housing development in Forest on Va. 221, across the highway from Bethany Church Circle.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The project, which plans for 170 houses with a starting price of $300,000 will cover 189 acres and have exits on Va. 221 and Everett Road. The average lot size will be just under an acre.<br /> Hill to run for District 4 School Board vacancy http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/hill-run-district-4-school-board-vacancy <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marcus Hill has announced he will be running for the District 4 Bedford County School Board seat.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That seat is being vacated by Gary Hostutler, who is running for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Hill, 43, has a BS in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College.&nbsp; His career in telecommunications began back in 1994 and he is currently the Region Operations Manager, in the VA market, for the nation&rsquo;s third largest communications company.&nbsp;</p> Sharp to seek re-election to District 4 seat on Board of Supervisors http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sharp-seek-re-election-district-4-seat-board-supervisors <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Sharp was first elected to the District 4 Board of Supervisor&rsquo;s seat in 2005 when he defeated the incumbent, Robert Bashore, in a Republican primary.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This year, Sharp is being challenged for the Republican&nbsp; nomination in a June 13 primary. Although Bashore went on to wage a write-in campaign against Sharp, in 2005, Sharp won the general election in November. The winner of this year&rsquo;s Republican primary will also probably be the winner of the November general election.<br /> International Alliance honors Bedford Boys http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/international-alliance-honors-bedford-boys <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bia-honors_at_cemetery-alex_kershawliz_beverly-052515_3_col.jpg" alt="Pictured are Alex Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys, and Bedford International Alliance member Liz Beverly at a previous ceremony honoring the Bedford Boys." title="Pictured are Alex Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys, and Bedford International Alliance member Liz Beverly at a previous ceremony honoring the Bedford Boys." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After World War II, the remains of nine of the Bedford Boys killed on D-Day were repatriated to they United States.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The Bedford International Alliance began decorating those graves four years ago, placing flowers and flags on the graves and holding a brief ceremony.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;They plan to do this again this year with a Memorial Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Descendants and other relatives of these men, along with friends, are invited to attend this ceremony.<br /> Town to prepare field for Minute Men http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/town-prepare-field-minute-men <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It appears the Liberty High School Minutemen baseball team will play next season&mdash;or at least most of it&mdash;at Liberty Lake Park as opposed to its new field which will be located at the new Liberty Middle School property.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;D.W. Lawhorne told Bedford Town Council last Tuesday night that after meeting with representatives of the school on April 27 it appeared the town should move forward with getting the field ready for the 2018 season.<br /> County man faces child porn charges http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/county-man-faces-child-porn-charges <p> On May 10 officers from the Lynchburg Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA-ICAC) executed a search warrant for possession and distribution of child pornography at 1648 Old Farm Road in Bedford County.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The search warrant was part of a joint investigation initiated by task force officers from the Lynchburg Police Department assigned to the SOVA-ICAC.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;About 30 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant. Projects generate controversy in Forest http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/projects-generate-controversy-forest <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Some proposed residential projects in Forest have generated controversy over their impact once completed.<br /> Nance responds to Sheriff Harding http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/nance-responds-sheriff-harding <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While commending Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. &ldquo;Chip&rdquo; Harding for his service, Bedford County Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Wes Nance doesn&rsquo;t agree with the stance that Governor Terry McAuliffe should pardon convicted double-murderer Jens Soering.<br />