https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en First Lady of Virginia visits local schools https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/first-lady-virginia-visits-local-schools <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/visit_0517.jpg" alt="Governor Ralph Northam’s wife, Pam Northam talks with a pre-kindergarten child at Bedford Primary School. " title="Governor Ralph Northam’s wife, Pam Northam talks with a pre-kindergarten child at Bedford Primary School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Ralph Northam&rsquo;s wife, Pam Northam, made a stop at Bedford Primary School last week.</p> Legion national commander makes first stop in Bedford https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/legion-national-commander-makes-first-stop-bedford <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/legion_0523.jpg" alt="Pictured are Bill Oxford, the Legion’s national commander, A. B. Brown, commander of the Legion’s Virginia Department, and Nick Soukhanov, Bedford’s Post 54 Commander." title="Pictured are Bill Oxford, the Legion’s national commander, A. B. Brown, commander of the Legion’s Virginia Department, and Nick Soukhanov, Bedford’s Post 54 Commander." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Tops in the Region! https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/tops-region <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/teacher_0558.jpg" alt="Dr. Tina Manglicmot congratulates Amy Mallow." title="Dr. Tina Manglicmot congratulates Amy Mallow." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Huddleston Elementary School started with an assembly, and a secret.</p> 'Treasure hunt' yeilds more than $25K in unclaimed assets https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/treasure-hunt-yeilds-more-25k-unclaimed-assets <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/property_claims_0590.jpg" alt="Kayleigh Rosenthal checks for money the state may be holding for Kevin Adams." title="Kayleigh Rosenthal checks for money the state may be holding for Kevin Adams." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Representatives from the Virginia Department of the Treasury held a treasure hunt late last week. &nbsp;<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;They weren&rsquo;t looking for the Beale Treasure. Two representatives from the Treasury Department&rsquo;s Unclaimed Assets Division set up computers in the County Administration Building&rsquo;s ground floor training room to give people the chance to find out if the Treasury Department has money for them.<br /> Community loses a legend https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/community-loses-legend <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/clyde_deer.jpg" alt="Clyde Roberts with his first deer of last year’s deer hunting season. The 105-year-old Roberts shot the deer at a range of 70 yards with a muzzle loader. " title="Clyde Roberts with his first deer of last year’s deer hunting season. The 105-year-old Roberts shot the deer at a range of 70 yards with a muzzle loader. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; America&rsquo;s oldest active deer hunter died last week. If Clyde Roberts had made it to Oct. 29, he would have turned 106.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With sharp vision and steady hands, in spite of his age, Roberts could still place a bullet exactly where he wanted at ranges of up to 100 yards. This was important because Roberts&rsquo; weapon of choice was a muzzle loader. You have one shot and it had better be good. Roberts&rsquo; one shot was always good.<br /> Tourism revenue reached $117M in Bedford in 2018 https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/tourism-revenue-reached-117m-bedford-2018 <p> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New figures released from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and U.S. Travel Association (USTA) show that direct travel expenditures by visitors to Bedford grew to more than $117 million in 2018, a 6.8% increase over 2017.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tourism also supported 1,261 jobs in Bedford and generated more than $3 million in local taxes.&nbsp;<br /> School board looks at study https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/school-board-looks-study <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board got a presentation on the results of an elementary school facilities study conducted by Downey and Scott, an engineering firm.<br /> Going back up https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/going-back <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/civic_sign_b.jpg" alt="The civic signs recently taken down will go back up following action by Bedford Town Council last week." title="The civic signs recently taken down will go back up following action by Bedford Town Council last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Whether the civic signs recently taken down by the town of Bedford would go back up wasn&rsquo;t really the question Bedford Town Council wrestled with last Tuesday night. The real question council members struggled with was who would be in charge of restoring the signs to their former locations.<br /> <p>