http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Woman dies in Saturday fire http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/woman-dies-saturday-fire <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fire_c_3_col.jpg" alt="Both fires have been ruled accidental by investigators." title="Both fires have been ruled accidental by investigators." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A woman died last week in a fire at a Moneta home; the home was subsequently destroyed in a secondary fire the following day.</p> Rocket science http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/rocket-science <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roicket_-_making_rockets_3_col_0.jpg" alt="Lauren Harper, youth services librarian places the Play Doh plug in one end of Caleb Clark’s rocket" title="Lauren Harper, youth services librarian places the Play Doh plug in one end of Caleb Clark’s rocket" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford Central Library&rsquo;s last Wacky Wednesday, a part of the library&rsquo;s summer reading program, soared to new heights last week. The children got to design, build and launch their own rockets.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;We put a little science with our art today,&rdquo; said Lauren Harper, the youth services librarian.<br /> You know what you have http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/you-know-what-you-have <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cannery_a_3_col.jpg" alt="Sharon Johnston, left, and Laura Knaup, can tomatoes." title="Sharon Johnston, left, and Laura Knaup, can tomatoes." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The New London Cannery opened for business this month and will remain open until the middle of December. The cannery allows people to can large amounts at one time.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;You know where the produce came from,&rdquo; commented Sharon Johnston, who was helping her friend, Laura Knaup can tomatoes, Thursday. Johnston and her husband, Clay, had canned 30 quart cans of their own tomatoes two days earlier. The couple have 31 tomato plants.<br /> An overdue family reunion http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/overdue-family-reunion <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/german_story_1923_blum_family_3_col.jpg" alt="Blum Family, taken in 1923 in Kirchhausen, shows Alfons Blum top row first person from the left and his siblings. The girl in the front row left side is Maria Waldenmaier, née Blum, the other woman standing is Anna Senghaas, née Blum. The names of the other ones are not known." title="Blum Family, taken in 1923 in Kirchhausen, shows Alfons Blum top row first person from the left and his siblings. The girl in the front row left side is Maria Waldenmaier, née Blum, the other woman standing is Anna Senghaas, née Blum. The names of the other ones are not known." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> A terrible traffic accident in 1940, combined with a world war, separated a Bedford County man from his family for more than 60 years.</p> Bedford County woman arrested for abduction, malicious wounding after posting ad on Craigslist for sex http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/bedford-county-woman-arrested-abduction-malicious-wounding-after-posting-ad-craigslist-sex Last Wednesday, July 22, deputies with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Old Country Road in Bedford in reference to an assault call. According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, deputies spoke to a male victim who was suffering from numerous cuts and lacerations. The victim told the deputies that he had responded to a Craigslist.com ad offering sexual services by a subject identifying herself as “Trinity,” and he had arranged with her to meet at her residence in the 5000 block of Old Country Road. RHS rising senior drowns at SML http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/rhs-rising-senior-drowns-sml <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On Monday, football players from Staunton River High School were getting ready to pick up equipment for practice that was set to begin later this week.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;And a football camp for young Golden Eagles-in-waiting was on the schedule for that evening.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;But football practice has been delayed and the camp postponed as the SRHS community learned of the loss of one of their own, 17-year-old Chase Mullins, who drowned while swimming at Smith Mountain Lake Sunday evening.<br /> Schools end fiscal year in the black http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/schools-end-fiscal-year-black <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford County School Board got some good news at its Thursday night meeting.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; According to Randy Hagler, the school division&rsquo;s chief financial officer, the school division ended the last fiscal year $503,000 in the black. Hagler said this came about because the school division received $310,000 more in revenue than anticipated, while expenditures were $193,000 below what was budgeted. Hagler said the supervisors will be asked to re-appropriate this money to the school division&rsquo;s maintenance fund.<br /> Sew rewarding http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/sew-rewarding <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/quilt_e_4_col.jpg" alt="Karen Howard, a member of Peaks &amp; Pieces Quilt Guild, works on a quilt during the Guild’s annual quilt show at the Bedford Central Library. The quilt show is open during the Library’s normal operating hours until July 28. You can also enter a raffle for a quilt while you’re there. See Page A3 for the story and more photos." title="Karen Howard, a member of Peaks &amp; Pieces Quilt Guild, works on a quilt during the Guild’s annual quilt show at the Bedford Central Library. The quilt show is open during the Library’s normal operating hours until July 28. You can also enter a raffle for a quilt while you’re there. See Page A3 for the story and more photos." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Peaks &amp; Pieces Quilt Guild&rsquo;s annual quilt show is currently brightening the interior of the Bedford Central Library. The colorful quilts line the library&rsquo;s balcony and visitors can vote for their favorites.</p>