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  • 'Tis the season
      By Mike Forster sports@bedfordbulletin.com   Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.   The above quotation, often directed in a description of mail carriers, was equally apt this past Saturday. Neither gloomy skies nor rainy conditions could prevent nearly 400 couriers from the swift completion of their appointed trip 'round Bedford's famous Loop.
  • Safety is recognized
      The non-profit Sea Tow Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education, is delighted to announce that Captains Rick and Nancy Ellett, co-owners of Sea Tow Smith Mountain Lake (Virginia), are the winners of the first-ever Sea Tow Foundation Hero Award. 
  • Don't go there
      Bedford County is famous for many things.  It has the D-Day Memorial, the Peaks of Otter and Poplar Forest, all national treasures. Bedford County has also earned a reputation as a mecca for deer hunting.  The county, by far, produces the richest harvest of deer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Beloved coach to retire
      It changed his life. And he certainly changed many lives, in turn. This Saturday, Jefferson Forest Head Coach Jerome Loy will coach the final cross country event of his distinguished career.  The ol' coach is wrapping up his run at JF, hanging up his whistle and going out on top.  However the black and red perform, Loy will walk off the course at Great Meadow a winner.  Certainly, getting another State championship ring to go along with the eight he already has would be a nice parting gift.
  • Another bite at the apple
      Some folks wait their whole lives for that ship to come in. Others get one shot at the brass ring. There are those who only understand that they had a shot when said shot is well past them. Then there's Scott Sigmon. Better known as "Cujo" in these parts, the best boxer to ever come from this area seemed to get his one chance when he went toe-to-toe with former World Champion Kelly Pavlik in Las Vegas. That June, 2012, bout had Pavlik winning a technical knockout in the seventh round.
  • Girls travel hoops tryouts
      FC Basketball Inc., will host try-outs for girls’ travel basketball grade 5th on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Try-outs will be held at Burnt Chimney Elementary School from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Burnt Chimney Elementary School is located at 80 Burnt Chimney Road, Wirtz, VA 24184. For more information contact Brandon Smith, President of FC
  • Photo of the week
  • Captain Dale's SML Fishing Report
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE 540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com  
  • Photo of the week: by Jay Sheaffer
  • Photo of the week: by Haley Fredericks
      This week's Photo of the Week was provided by Haley Fredericks.  "It was taken in my Mom's garden on a daisy stem.  It is a Planthopper Nymphs from the Acanaloniidae family.  They are really small, and whenever you touch them, they hop away.  The strands of fuzz might provide protection from predators:  It could be a trick, having the predators attack the wrong part of the insect-the wax breaks off, while the insect jumps to safety."