Features http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/features/todaysfeatures en An adventure! http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/adventure <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wortley_a_4_col_0.jpg" alt="Dr. Wortley assists an ultra runner after an accident on the trail left her with two broken bones in her leg on Saturday, March 18." title="Dr. Wortley assists an ultra runner after an accident on the trail left her with two broken bones in her leg on Saturday, March 18." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Emily Scruggs<br /> <p> Intern Writer<br /> news@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Life has been an adventure.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That is Dr. George Wortley&rsquo;s take.&nbsp; The words undoubtedly seem true for the doctor, who recently retired after 28 years and two months with the Centra Medical Group and practicing in Big Island.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Dr. Wortley, originally from upstate New York near Syracuse, moved to Bedford 30 years ago and began practicing family medicine with Centra soon after.<br /> Assistant County Administrator is member of Bedford Fire Department http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/assistant-county-administrator-member-bedford-fire-department <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reid_in_turnout_gear_3_col.jpg" alt="Reid Wodicka in his volunteer job work clothes. " title="Reid Wodicka in his volunteer job work clothes. " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Assistant County Administrator Reid Wodicka is involved in a volunteer activity that he says helps keep him in touch with the community.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s a volunteer firefighter with the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department.</p> Procedure improved local teen’s hearing ability http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/procedure-improved-local-teen%E2%80%99s-hearing-ability <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/abigail_brewer_4_col.jpg" alt="Abigail Brewer is now a sophomore at Liberty University. " title="Abigail Brewer is now a sophomore at Liberty University. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Abigail Brewer, who lives in Goode, is a 19-year-old sophomore at Liberty University (LU).</p> Friends get ready to set out to hike Appalachian Trail http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/friends-get-ready-set-out-hike-appalachian-trail <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hiking_girls_4_col.jpg" alt="Danielle Averill and Sarah Stephens have hiked Flat Top; now they’re ready for a 2,200 mile marathon." title="Danielle Averill and Sarah Stephens have hiked Flat Top; now they’re ready for a 2,200 mile marathon." align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> By Brandi Mitchell<br /> <p> Intern Writer<br /> news@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In just a few month&rsquo;s time, you will not find Danielle Averill or Sarah Stephens at their standard house cleaning jobs, or even walking around Bedford.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;You will find them in the woods. More specifically, on the Appalachian Trail, and&nbsp;&nbsp; you&nbsp;&nbsp; may not see them again for many months.<br /> Dec. 7, 1941 http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/dec-7-1941 <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pennsylvania.jpg" alt="he USS Cassin, a destroyer, has capsized against the USS Downes, another destroyer, in a Pearl Harbor drydock. The USS Pennsylvania is astern, occupying the rest of the dry dock. " title="he USS Cassin, a destroyer, has capsized against the USS Downes, another destroyer, in a Pearl Harbor drydock. The USS Pennsylvania is astern, occupying the rest of the dry dock. " align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;I was 20 years old at that time,&rdquo; recalls Leonard Peverall, remembering a long-ago Sunday morning &mdash; Dec. 7, 1941.</p> Childress’ store http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/childress%E2%80%99-store <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/childress.actor_.jpg" alt="John Hart, star of the late ‘50s TV series “Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans,” signs autographs in Childress’ Cash Food Market. Bunker Hill was a major sponsor of the show and that’s what brought the actor to Bedford. The children in the photo are William and Jimmy McDaniel and Jim Stanley. " title="John Hart, star of the late ‘50s TV series “Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans,” signs autographs in Childress’ Cash Food Market. Bunker Hill was a major sponsor of the show and that’s what brought the actor to Bedford. The children in the photo are William and Jimmy McDaniel and Jim Stanley. " align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Bedford had nearly a dozen small family owned grocery stores.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; One of them was Childress&rsquo; Cash Food Market, owned by Wes Childress. The market was located in the building, on West Main Street, that now serves as Bedford&rsquo;s Elks Lodge and Wes&rsquo; son, Tim Childress is a member and official of that lodge.<br /> Making a dream come true http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/making-dream-come-true <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stalk_eyes_cvr_3_col.jpg" alt="The heroic fiddler crab." title="The heroic fiddler crab." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Once again, Ron Sisson proves that electrical engineers can write.</p> Karen, Canines and Creation http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/karen-canines-and-creation <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/karen_cobbs_3_col.jpg" alt="Karen Cobbs. a Bedford local, and her dog, Maggie." title="Karen Cobbs. a Bedford local, and her dog, Maggie." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> By Brandi Mitchell</p> <p> Bulletin Intern</p>