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  • Claytor Center plans Eco-Village

    Lynchburg College and the Claytor Nature Study Center began a tour of Bedford area civic groups with a stop by the Bedford Kiwanis Club’s luncheon meeting last week. The college and the Claytor Center were represented by John Stafford, a fundraiser for the college, and Dr. Greg Eaton, the Claytor Center’s director.

        Stafford and Eaton were there to talk about the Claytor Center’s planned Eco-Village.

  • Community looks back on life of service of Peter Viemeister

    Peter Viemeister left his mark on a great deal of areas during his 82 years of life—from helping land men on the moon to raising money for Bedford’s Rotary Club.

  • The American Chestnut returns

    There was once a time, a century ago, when the mountainsides in Bedford County were home to large numbers of American Chestnut trees. Local residents cut them and sold the logs for cash. They also used the logs for building materials. The wood was straight-grained, easy to work with and rot-resistant. The nuts also provided food for people and wildlife.
        “They were a very reliable mast crop,” said John Scrivani, president of the American Chestnut Foundation’s Virginia chapter.

  • Civil rights restoration: Bedford Voters League to hold mass sign up

        A felony conviction is the gift that keeps on giving. After doing his prison time, paying all fines and complying with everything the court ordered, a convicted felon still faces restrictions: He can’t vote, he can’t hold public office, he can’t own a firearm. The felony conviction can also create problems when he applies for jobs.

  • The Black #3

    John Sines Jr. remembers well the moment he learned Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500.

        As the news spread he started writing. In the matter of a short drive from Lynchburg to Madison Heights he had the words for his song “The Black #3.” Just a few weeks later, he was in Nashville recording the song.
        “I’m a racing fan,” Sines, a native of Bedford, said this week. “I like all the drivers.”

  • Fire burns abandoned home in Montvale

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smoke was seen from 460 in Montvale on Monday, Feb. 21 as firefighters stopped the spread of a brush fire at the intersection of Dewey and McDearmon Roads.

  • Fire burns abandoned home in Montvale

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        Smoke was seen from 460 in Montvale on Monday, Feb. 21 as firefighters stopped the spread of a brush fire at the intersection of Dewey and McDearmon Roads.

  • Injured golden eagle gets new lease on life; returned to the wild

    By Peter Sawyer Intern Writer news@bedfordbulletin.com

    Between 30 and 40 vehicles parked by Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wednesday Feb. 16.  Spectators pressed to watch as representatives with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Center of Virginia released an adult, male, golden eagle into the wild.

  • Pistol safety courses keep Hylton busy

        Popular demand for pistol safety courses will keep Danny Hylton busy even after he retires from the Bedford County Public Service Authority (PSA) on April 1.

        Hylton has been involved with firearms since he was 9, when he started squirrel hunting with his father, using a 410 gauge shotgun. He’s been an NRA instructor for more than a decade and holds certifications in a wide variety of areas including hunting safety and pistol safety. He also holds the certification necessary to certify other instructors.

  • Fatal accident in Bedford involves four vehicles

    One man died and three others were sent to the hospital following a four-vehicle accident on Independence Boulevard last Thursday.

        The accident occurred about 7 p.m. when a Dodge Neon driven by Jemuer Ortiz, 27, of Bedford, crossed the center line and into oncoming traffic while traveling south on the road, according to a release from the Bedford Police Department. The accident occurred near the Bank of the James.