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Today's News

  • LMS work moves ahead

        According to Eddie Brown, of M. B. Kahn, Liberty Middle School is now between 80 and 85 percent complete. Brown briefed the school board at their Thursday evening meeting,
        “The inside of the building is really looking good,” he said.
        Brown expects the building to be open on schedule. At this stage, while weather can interrupt work   on   the ball  fields, it cannot disrupt interior work on the school, itself.

  • Trosper to be 1st principal of Liberty Middle School

        The first principal of Liberty Middle School, when it opens in August, has been named.

        Dr. Shawn Trosper will be the first-ever principal of the school. Rhetta Watkins, principal of Bedford Middle School, will be retiring at the end of the school year.
         Dr. Trosper has been employed by Bedford County Schools since 2006 and has served as principal of Moneta Elementary School since 2016. While at Moneta Elementary he has helped lead that school to full accreditation status.

  • Customers to be offered renewable energy subscription program

        Bedford Town Council voted 4-2 to accept a recommendation by John Wagner, the director of the town’s electric department, to offer a renewable energy subscription program. Mayor Robert Wandrei and Councilman Bruce Johannessen cast the dissenting votes.
        The program will be available to town electric customers on a voluntary basis. According to a document provided to Council’s electric committee a week earlier, two renewable energy options will be available.

  • LTP seeking sponsors

        “We are in our 42nd season, now, getting ready to go into our 43rd,” said Karen Hopkins, vice president of Little Town Players’ (LTP) board of directors.

        Along with a new season, which will begin in September, LTP plans on something new. The live theater group is looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will cover or partially cover the up-front expenses of putting on a play.
        LTP does four plays a season    and   each   can be quite expensive.

  • Church breathes new life into former Bulletin building

        Bedrock Community Church has breathed new life into the building on East Main Street that served as the Bedford Bulletin’s home for 23 years. The Bulletin moved to its current home on West Depot Street and the building sat vacant until the church purchased it in March 2017.

  • Prosecuting team recognized for work

        A 40-year-old cold case united public safety workers in Bedford with their counterparts in Montgomery County, Maryland, as they spent three years working together to solve the case, culminating in the conviction of Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. for the 1975 murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon.

  • Softball: The cold never bothered them anyway

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The air was cold and crisp and the wind was fierce and painful during a softball rematch between Bedford County rivals Jefferson Forest and Staunton River.
        

    Jefferson Forest won the first matchup 3-2 to defend home field. Staunton River did the same Monday April 16. The Lady Golden Eagles were victorious 5-3.
        

  • Soccer: Staunton River atop Blue Ridge District

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The Staunton River (4-1-1, 1-0) girls soccer team entered the week with a four point edge over Lord Botetourt (3-0) in the Blue Ridge District standings.
        

  • Baseball: Staunton River Baseball begins district play with two wins

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Staunton River baseball has been on a tear as of late. Since losing to Jefferson Forest 3-1 on March 17 the Golden Eagles have not lost.
        

    The team officially started district play on Wednesday April 11 with a dominating 13-3 win over Fleming in five innings. Two days later the Golden Eagles traveled to Lord Botetourt to face off against the Cavaliers and picked up their second district win in three days with a 9-6 victory.
        

  • Tennis: JF Tennis brings home hardware

    The Jefferson Forest boys tennis team continued its dominating season on Saturday April 14 at the Heritage Invitational.
      

    Competing against Liberty Christian Academy and host school Heritage in doubles and singles the Cavaliers won everything, literally.
        

    The duos of Jacob Hannell and Robbie Hall, Jeff Scott and Jordan Lumpkin along with Daniel Burger and Jonathan Peterson all won their respective doubles championships.