Today's News

  • Victim speakes out; hopes to help others

        After seeing the man who raped her admit in court that he was guilty of the crime, 22-year-old Kayla Cotten said she will never be able to totally forget what happened to her on the evening of July 5, 2018.

  • Caudill to spend 7 1/2 years in prison

    Editor’s note: Normally the Bulletin does not identify the victims of sexual crimes, but the victim in this case gave her approval to use her name.

        Calling a 45-second voicemail recording made       during the rape of a Forest woman “haunting,” Bedford  County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance noted that recording proved to be an important piece of evidence in getting the defendant to plead guilty to the charge during a hearing in Circuit Court Tuesday.

  • New boat will improve swift water rescue capabilities

    It was time to replace the swift water rescue boat the Bedford County Fire and Rescue Department’s special operations uses for swift water rescue in the northern end of the county.

  • MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to helping in death of teen

        Another MS-13 gang member has pleaded guilty to playing a part in the death of 17-year-old Raymond Wood in March 2017.

        Wood was picked up at his home in Lynchburg and later killed in Bedford County on Roaring Run Road, suffering multiple stab wounds and trauma to his body.

  • BSTC instructor named best in Va.

    Barry Calloway enjoys teaching.

        And others have noticed.
        The Bedford Science and Technology (BSTC) instructor was recently named Teacher of the Year for the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE). 
        Calloway, a long-serving BCPS employee is known for his exceptional ability to motivate students, notes BSTC Principal Kim Halterman.

  • BCSO investigating threat at SRHS


             On Tuesday, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was working with school officials at Staunton River High School (SRHS) on a possible threat at the school.

  • Farmers, other outdoor workers need to prevent sun damage

        Extended amounts of sun exposure to those who work outdoors can increase their risk of developing skin cancer.

  • Suddenly, he’s against hatred? Not buying it

        We all know by now that gun massacres are simply a way of life in America, pretty much like a baseball game or buying a Slurpee at 7-11.
        They’re commonplace; and they can happen anywhere at any time. Other countries have long since taken measures – meaning regulation of guns – to prevent such massacres. But in America, even as late as 2019, we have different priorities.

  • Will recent events hurt Trump next year?

        Will recent events hurt President Donald Trump in the 2020 election?
        Late last month, we had his infamous “go back where you came from” tweet aimed at four “Democrat” extremists in the House of Representatives. This tweet was not a rash act. It was a calculated move on the part of President Trump. It wasn’t an effort to rally his base, either.

  • Board OK’s new rates for nursing home

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved new nursing home rates Monday night. The action followed a public hearing at which nobody spoke.
        According to County Administrator Robert Hiss, the increased rates allow the nursing home to fully receive increased Medicaid reimbursement rates.