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Today's News

  • Defeated conservatives cry at C-PAC

    If you wanted to be reminded again of why Republicans lost the presidential election last year, all you had to do last week was watch this C-PAC thing they do every year.
        The Conservative Political Action Conference, it’s actually called, and, well, it’s always good for a laugh in my part of the world.
        But if you’re a good Republican who remembers a better party in earlier days, what you saw on display was indeed enough to make you cry.

  • Making sure we feel the pain

        Were you planning to go to the United States Air Force’s Rhythm In Blue Jazz Ensemble concert at Liberty High School last Saturday? Too bad if you were. It was canceled, and that had nothing to do with lack of public support. Rhythm In Blue’s performances are so popular that more than 500 people turned out to hear them when they came to Bedford last year. This performance, as well as the rest of the performances in Rhythm In Blue’s spring tour, were canceled due to the sequester.

  • Opportunity lost

        Last week the Bedford County School Board voted to spend an additional $750,000 to hire seven more teachers to help with secondary school programs as well as eight teachers to work in schools that are currently Accredited with Warning.
        Those appear to be needed areas to shore up some trouble spots in the system.

  • Bedford Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates with first homeowner

        Linda Richie has come a long way in the past 25 years.

        In the fall of 1987, Richie found herself in what one would call a less than desirable situation.  Living in Washington, DC, Richie was separated from her husband and homeless, with three small children. 
        But instead of feeling sorry for herself, she decided that her family deserved better and put her mind to making things right.

  • Furniture store buys Taylor Brothers building; plans to open this summer

        A Franklin County furniture business plans to expand into the Bedford market, following its purchase last week of the former Taylor Brothers building off Independence Boulevard.
        Virginia Furniture Market announced its expansion into this market this week, moving into the building at 1052 Independence Blvd, adjacent to the major retail center anchored by Wal-Mart and a variety of other businesses.

  • Supervisors debate CIP, school budget at meeting

    By John Barnhart
    Staff Writer
    johnbarnhart@bedfordbulletin.com

        Bedford County’s supervisors reviewed their capital improvement plan and took a look at the school budget, Monday evening. The school board had passed the school budget late last week and the supervisors got their first look at it when copies were distributed to them at their 5 p.m. work session.

  • $106M: School board adopts 2013-14 budget

        Adding more than $2 million to School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch’s proposal, the Bedford County School Board approved a $106.1 million 2013-14 budget last Thursday—a budget members stressed that asks from the county supervisors only the same amount of funding that it received locally for the current budget.

  • Teen pleads guilty to attempted home invasion

    One of a group of men who allegedly attempted a home invasion in January has pleaded guilty to his participation in the incident.

        Augustus Xavier, 18, pleaded guilty last Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to wearing a mask, two charges of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted burglary, attempted robbery and malicious shooting into a dwelling.

  • Sentenced on child porn charges

        A Bedford County man was sentenced, last Tuesday, in Bedford County Circuit Court to two years and six months on child pornography charges.

        Milton Wright, 51, entered no contest pleas to five charges, all felonies, of possession of child pornography.

  • Variation on Stations of the Cross

        St. John’s Episcopal Church will observe Good Friday with the Stations of the Cross. This follows Jesus as He carries His cross to Calvary, His crucifixion and death. During this service, people physically follow Jesus moving to 14 stations in the sanctuary.