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Today's News

  • Passing it on

        Virginia Trout Heritage Day is this Saturday, April 7, and it’s a good time to pass on to the next generation the joys of fishing. Liberty Lake in Bedford is one of several area bodies of water in Virginia being stocked for this event.
        Trout Heritage Day hearkens back to years gone by when trout season had an official opening season.

  • They split a cool million

    It was a few days after the winning numbers were announced in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, and Rick Manley was at the Speedy Mart at 514-B Blue Ridge Avenue in Bedford.

     

    He spotted a sign in the store proclaiming that one of the $1 million top prize tickets had been bought there. So he offered his congratulations to the store owner.

    “He said, ‘Was it you?’” Manley recalled. “I said, ‘I doubt it.’”

  • Town set to raise trash fee

        Bedford Town Council held a public hearing on its proposed town budget, last week, before a virtually empty meeting chamber. Nobody spoke during the public hearing.
        The only person who spoke during the evening was Bruce Hartwick, who spoke at a public hearing on Council’s proposal to raise the fee for trash collection   by   $2   per  month.
        “I believe it would be a horrible idea to raise fees right now,” Hartwick said.

  • Warner visits Bedford

        Senator Mark Warner stopped by Bedford for a town hall at the Welcome Center last Wednesday. The audience consisted of local business men, local government officials and heads of non-profits.

        Warner, a Democrat, spent most of his time in this heavily Republican area taking questions from the floor.
        “This is a chance to try to answer your questions,” Warner told the gathering.

  • Army Reserve Center to honor local vets

        The Army Reserve Center, located on U. S. 460, just west of Bedford, will get an official name Saturday. It will be named in honor of Tucker Oliver and Elmer Nance. Oliver and Nance are two local men who were killed in Vietnam. Nance was the uncle of Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance.

  • Update: Crash claims the life of Bedford Co. teen

    Bedford County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Edwards released the following statement:
    "It is with tremendous sorrow that we confirm and mourn the death of Victoria Diehl, 10th grade student at Staunton River High School, in yesterday's vehicle crash in Campbell County. Victoria was an outstanding young lady and proud Golden Eagle. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Victoria's family and friends.
    In addition, Edwards stated that counselors will be on-hand at the school when classes resume next week for all grieving students and staff.

  • Vinton man faces 10 charges including child porn charges

    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 Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton VA.
    The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.

  • Joining forces

        Dr. Kim McCabe has been studying about crimes against children for some time.

        At the same time, for some 20 years the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to provide children the opportunity to explore the virtual world online in a safe environment.
        Recently Dr. McCabe and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA ICAC) Task Force teamed up to produce a book to educate parents about how to help protect their children while using social media.

  • Horse sense

        Colt Rainville is in an appropriate business for a guy named Colt. He’s a horse trainer. He’s also only 16, but is already a high school graduate.

        Rainville was home schooled and that made it possible for him to finish his high school studies early. He did that by continuing his studies during the summer, rather than taking a break. That allowed him to advance fast.

  • Softball: Lady Minutemen stay perfect

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Less then 24 hours after demolishing Liberty Christian 19-1 in five innings the Lady Minutemen of Liberty found themselves in unfamiliar territory, the sixth and seventh inning.