Features http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/features/todaysfeatures en Remembering when http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/remembering-when <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lawhron_bus_closeup.jpg" alt="The bus after the accident. " title="The bus after the accident. " align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Back in 1949 high school students could drive school buses.</p> The Burn Barrel Gang http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/burn-barrel-gang <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/barrel_d_4_col.jpg" alt="Gathered around the burn barrel are: Bobby Moore of the Lynchburg Police Dept.; Kendall Craft of Craft Automotive Group in Lynchburg; Kendall’s son Carter; D. W. Lawhorne, Bedford’s Public Works Director; D. W.’s wife, Tammy Lawhorne; Crystal Walker; and Shannon Walker of the Bedford Police Dept." title="Gathered around the burn barrel are: Bobby Moore of the Lynchburg Police Dept.; Kendall Craft of Craft Automotive Group in Lynchburg; Kendall’s son Carter; D. W. Lawhorne, Bedford’s Public Works Director; D. W.’s wife, Tammy Lawhorne; Crystal Walker; and Shannon Walker of the Bedford Police Dept." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Chappy Merritt<br /> <p> Contributing Writer<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;What started 28 years ago with a group of family and friends deciding to go camping and watch the races at Martinsville Speedway has evolved into at least a four time annual excursion to the track.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The group attends both Sprint Cup races, the granddaddy of Late Model races in the fall, the July 4th celebration featuring noted country artists and other events when possible.<br /> Gardener preaches the organic way http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/gardener-preaches-organic-way <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/organic_b_4_col.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Patricia C. Held</p> Local inventor always looking for the next product http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/local-inventor-always-looking-next-product <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_pups_008.jpg" alt="bricant applicator that he invented for the tire industry." title="bricant applicator that he invented for the tire industry." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> By Patricia C Held Contributing writer</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Truck driver, lawyer, carpenter, engineer &hellip; these are a few of the career choices children consider when growing up.</p> A 19th century soap opera http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/19th-century-soap-opera <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They say that, if you look far enough up your family tree, you will probably find somebody hanging. Jennifer Thomson, genealogical librarian at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library, has been researching her family tree. While she didn&rsquo;t find anybody hanging, she did find something interesting in the foliage.<br /> Medical crisis prompts local woman to publish book http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/medical-crisis-prompts-local-woman-publish-book <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shelly_hill_3_col.jpg" alt="Shelly Hill " title="Shelly Hill " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What do you do if you nearly die? Bedford County native Shelly Hill took her second chance at life to publish a book of fine art photography.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Hill, a 1991 Liberty High School graduate, was 34 when she came down with Fifth Disease. This disease is caused by parvovirus B19, a human virus. It is not the same virus that causes parvo in dogs. Dogs can&rsquo;t catch parvovirus B19, nor can people catch it from dogs.<br /> Fact or Fiction http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/fact-or-fiction <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/faggins_author_4_col.jpg" alt="Diane Fanning takes a break in her writing studio located behind her home in Bedford. " title="Diane Fanning takes a break in her writing studio located behind her home in Bedford. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When Diane Fanning was 9 years old, a man attempted to abduct her.</p> A look at how Jefferson kept cool and warm http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/look-how-jefferson-kept-cool-and-warm <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/poplar_-_fireplace_3_col.jpg" alt="Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s director of architectural restoration, points to a fireplace at Poplar Forest with brickwork darkened from fires that burned there in Jefferson’s time. " title="Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s director of architectural restoration, points to a fireplace at Poplar Forest with brickwork darkened from fires that burned there in Jefferson’s time. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Trying to keep a house cool in the summer and warm in the winter was a challenge 200 years ago, even if you happened to be Thomas Jefferson.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Jefferson&rsquo;s retreat, Poplar Forest, located in Forest shows how he did it, as best he could.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;You have to start with the structure,&rdquo; said Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest&rsquo;s director of architectural restoration.<br />