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Today's News

  • Double Duty

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Josh Thomas put pen to paper and signed on to become a dual sport athlete at UVA-Wise joining the basketball team and the baseball team.
        

    “I visited and I really like the campus and the atmosphere of the place,” Thomas said.
        

  • Trump’s stupid decision on the Iran deal

        President Boy Child has made the world a less safe place with his petty, vindictive decision to withdraw the United States from a deal with Iran that kept that country’s nuclear weapons program in check.
     Being the spoiled, whiny, narcissistic brat that he is, he pretended that his decision hadn’t been made until it was announced so he could draw maximum attention to himself. Whatever issue is before him, it’s not about the issue; it’s all about him.

  • Time to investigate the FBI

        The Mueller investigation has been churning on for a year now.
        Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian Government back in 2016. While he has indicted some people on unrelated charges dating from before their involvement with Donald Trump, Mueller has yet to produce any evidence of an offense by Trump, himself, that would be grounds for impeachment.

  • Innovairre makes big investment in county

        Innovairre has made a major investment in its plant on Elkton Farm Road, in Forest.

        The company has invested $4.85 million in two advanced inkjet presses which, according to Chad Stevens, the vice president for operations, can each produce 720 feet of printed material per minute. The new presses also mean the company will hire 12 additional employees. The presses can also be expanded with add ons.

  • Board adopts budget

        The Commonwealth of Virginia still does not have a budget for the next fiscal year, but Bedford County does.
        Monday night, the board of supervisors unanimously adopted its budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which starts on July 1. The county budget includes the school budget and adoption, at this point, was necessary so that the school division can send out teacher contracts for the   next   school      year.

  • Judge will allow cameras in court at MS-13 trial

        News organizations will be able to have cameras in the courtroom at the capital murder trial of an alleged MS-13 gang member when it takes place.
        The first of five defendants charged in the case of the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood, whose body was found along Roaring Run Road in March 2017, is scheduled for September 11. On Tuesday, May 8, both Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance and defense attorney Neil Horn argued against allowing still or video photography at the trial.

  • New principals

        Three Bedford County elementary schools will have new principals next year.
        During Thursday’s Bedford County School Board meeting, School Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch announced the changes that had been approved by the board earlier that evening.

    Otter River Elementary

  • SAC speaks

        Bedford County School Board members heard at their meeting Thursday from students about what is important to them and also passed updates to its wellness policy that address new food-in-the-classroom regulations that restrict the types of food that can be sold during the school day and how many parties classrooms are able to have during the school year.

  • Judge denies bond

    The Bedford County man accused of abusing, assaulting and injuring a 13-year-old child will remain in jail without bond.
        Wesley A. Keen, 47, is charged with assault of a family member, malicious bodily injury, abuse and neglect of a child, causing serious injury, abduction by force by depriving of liberty and malicious wounding. He was in court Friday asking to be released on bond.

  • Man convicted of indecent liberties charges

        William Samuel Goad of Salem will spend three years in prison on two indecent liberties convictions.

        Goad, 55, pleaded no contest to the charges in Bedford Circuit Court Friday. The charges involved incidents that occurred last June.
        In all, Goad received an eight-year sentence, but five years of that sentence was suspended. Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers said during the investigation Goad admitted to being alone with the victim but not to touching her inappropriately.