• A 'Gala' run in Apple Valley
        The apples may all have been picked, but that doesn't mean Gross's Orchard couldn't still be a fruitful place. Last Saturday, the orchard served as the setting for the 16th annual Apple Valley cross country race, a 5K run which puts the harriers in as gorgeous a setting as they're likely to encounter. Among the Granny Smith, Stayman and Gala trees, the runners were treated to a crystal-clear view of the Peaks of Otter, as Mother Nature sent them nothing but sunshine.
  • A different kind of dog
      Life changes quickly. Those that aren't agile enough to adjust to those changes get left behind. Scott "Cujo" Sigmon is nothing if he isn't agile. The man who singlehandedly brought professional boxing to this area has moved on to the next stage of his career. "I want to become one of the most powerful managers in boxing," said Sigmon.  "I want to give guys a chance to change their lives, like I'd been given."
  • Photo of the week: The tinniest toad
  • A run for the heroes
      By Mike Forster sports@bedfordbulletin.com   You can do something. The attacks by terrorists on September 11, 2001 resulted in America becoming enmeshed in a war that has outlasted all other American conflicts. We have largely been insulated from the effects of the war:  There is no draft and Americans have not been asked to make any kind of economic sacrifice. So, given this situation, how might one recognize the solemnity and importance of the impending anniversary of that dark day?
  • Hall for Liberty's famed
      What will Bedford soon have in common with Springfield, Mass., Canton, Ohio and Cooperstown, NY? It'll be among those localities that have halls of fame. While those august cities have dedicated structures to house the basketball, football and baseball (respectively) halls of fame, Bedford's will reside within the walls of Liberty High School. And while those aforementioned halls have a national scope, this one will be local.
  • Stealerz strike Commonwealth gold
  • Photo of the Week
  • Cap'n Dale's SML report
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com   OVERVIEW: Fishing is fair to good. Later this month fishing should improve.  The hot weather and heavy boat traffic has made most fishing best at night or early morning. The majority of the lake is clear and the water temperature will be in the 80’s. .  
  • Leaving "The Nest"
      They'll be playing different sports and they're  all heading in different directions, but they're all flying high. Three Staunton River athletes announced their intentions to attend college, pursue academic excellence and participate in intercollegiate athletics. Carol Rice, Lillian Garrecht and Brie Holdren announced those intentions to family and friends at separate celebrations near the end of Staunton River's school year.
  • Haley Tourney off to nice start
      They came from near and far. They weren't disappointed. The 23rd annual Smith Mountain Lake Lions  Andrew Haley Memorial Junior Golf Tournament kicked off play on Monday.   The opening round was played at the Waterfront Country Club under overcast conditions that gave way to sunshine and smiles. Golfers from across the Commonwealth, as well as North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland and South Carolina made their way to Smith Mountain Lake for the event.