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Today's News

  • County set to adopt budget

        The General Assembly still has not adopted a new state budget. Bedford County, however, will have a budget after May 14, regardless of whether state legislators have finished their work by then.

  • DeLong wins VEA Award for Teaching Excellence

        Bedford County Education Association President Crystal DeLong, social studies teacher at Liberty High School, has received the 2018-2019 Virginia Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence. 
        This is the highest award VEA offers for teaching excellence in the Commonwealth. The winner earns $500 and becomes Virginia’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.

  • Judge denies bond

        A Vinton man, facing 10 felony charges, remains in jail after having his bond request denied in General District Court April 11.
        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 Edward Brown III on East Augusta Ave in Vinton.

  • No name change for road

        A street won’t be renamed following a public hearing Monday on the request.
        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, during its regular session, on a petition by Cynthia Chamberland to rename the street she lives on, in Gillfield Village, from Laura’s Home Place to Promise Way.

  • Coleman Falls man faces 18 charges

        Facing a possible mandatory 95 years in prison, if convicted of all the crimes he is charged with, a 39-year-old Coleman Falls man will remain in prison having been denied bond Monday.

        At a hearing in General District Court, Judge Randy Krantz denied a request by Jason Vesely Marquis for bond.

  • Car show will benefit man with cancer

        Richard Cunningham is organizing a cruise-in to benefit Charles “Chuck” Forrest, a Body Camp neighbor.

        “He’s got cancer,” Cunningham said.
        It’s lung cancer and the goal of the cruise-in is to raise money to help Forrest with the medical bills for his treatment.
        Forrest, who is 64 and lives near the former Body Camp Elementary School, is a truck driver and has also worked on cars in the Body Camp community for years.

  • Three vying for GOP nod debate at LU

        Three candidates for the Republican nomination for Senate, E. W. Jackson, Nick Freitas  and Corey Stewart, met in a live televised debate at Liberty University Thursday night.

        It was initially a polite debate with all three candidates agreeing on a number of questions.
        All three    disliked    the budget bill that was passed by Congress last month.

  • Kanode named Teacher of the Year

        Big Island Elementary’s Mona Kanode wears many hats.

        She serves as the school’s guidance counselor, media specialist and principal’s designee.
        Now she has another hat to wear: Bedford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 2019.
        The honor was announced last Thursday at a banquet. Kanode had previously been designated as one of three finalists for the honor.

  • Baseball: Cavaliers narrowly edge Minutemen

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Cavaliers ace Griffin Agee was perfect when he took the mound in the fourth inning. Agee, a UVA commit, was dealing in the first three innings, striking out six of nine Minutemen batters, he made quick work of the Liberty and Jefferson Forest led 3-0.
        

  • Softball: O'Neil lifts Cavaliers over Pioneers

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The threat of rain pushed Monday April 23’s softball matchup between Heritage and Jefferson Forest to 5 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled 7 p.m.
      

    Rain did fall during the game but not enough to district Jefferson Forest accomplishing their mission of winning.