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  • Eight alleged MS-13 members charged; allegations include murder of teen in Bedford County

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment on September 27 and it was unsealed Wednesday. The indictment charges the defendants in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as the La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The indictments include charges associated with the death of a Lynchburg teen who was killed in Bedford County.

    Those indicted include:

    Carlos Roberto Tejada Cruz, a/k/a “Krusty,” age 20, of Beltsville, Maryland;

  • SALEM DISTRICT: Snow arrives in Bedford area; VDOT, VSP urge caution

    Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.

  • BCSO seeks info on suspect in shoplifting case

     

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    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a white man who shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 24, 2018.

  • Local man puts together ‘Before the Fireworks’ event for Bedford

        Jonathan Hayden remembers growing up and enjoying a community event to celebrate Independence Day.

        That’s what prompted him to put together a “Before the Works Independence Day Festival” at Liberty Lake Park on July 3. The community event will be held prior to the town’s fireworks display which can also be viewed from the park.

  • 2018 Readers Choice: Make Your Picks!

        What business makes your favorite lunch? Cup of coffee? Steak?
        Have a favorite dentist? Art gallery? Car dealer?
        This is your chance to make your picks.
        Make them count! Help us recognize the businesses that serve your community!
        The Bedford Bulletin is offering you the chance to say what you like best in our ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the August 8 edition.

  • Food Lion Feeds

        Nathan Goodman was the center of attention Saturday morning at the Food Lion off Forest Road.

  • Bedford Remembers

        The first two of a series of bronze plaques remembering Bedford’s contribution to the American war effort in World War II were dedicated Friday evening.

  • Memorial marks 74th anniversary

        The National D-Day Memorial Foundation held its annual commemoration last Wednesday of the anniversary of D-Day — the massive Allied amphibious landing on June 6, 1944 that ultimately put a million allied troops into France by the Fourth of July that year.

  • Bedford Main Street dissolves

        Bedford Main Street has dissolved itself.
        Last week Town Manager Bart Warner, at a Town Council meeting, read an e-mail from Diane Wilson, chairman of Main Street’s board of directors, informing Council of the action.
        An immediate question became what to do about Centerfest, which is scheduled for Sept. 22.
        “Centerfest is not a town event,” Warner said.

  • Run for the Wall stops at Memorial

        As they do every year, the bikers taking part in Run for the Wall stopped by the National D-Day Memorial.