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  • Hunter Allen breaks cycling down to a science
    When you think of athletic training, you might think of grit, sweat, hard work and pushing physical boundaries. When Hunter Allen, founder and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group (PCG), thinks about training, he thinks about the data. The data that Allen uses to design tailor-made training programs for his clients comes from their bike’s power meter.
  • Tennis camp aims to spark love for tennis in Bedford
    Susan Kirby, the instructor of the tennis camp being held at Liberty Lake Park, remembers a time when all the courts in Bedford were full. “When I grew up, tennis was unbelievably popular within the community,” said Kirby, who grew up on Peaks St. with the former Bedford Central Library courts in her backyard. “The courts would be full all the time... people would literally wait on the benches for hours to get to play. I see the courts now, and no one is here.”
  • Suspect escapes custody of BPD; Kasey Wayne Johnson sought by police
     
  • Chilean missionaries help with Mega Sport & Drama Camp
    Pastor David Whitehurst of Word of Life Evangelical Church was born in Chile, South America. At the age of five, he moved back to America with his parents, who had spent most of their lives as missionaries traveling to Chile. Now several decades later, Whitehurst has revived the relationship between the Methodist Church of Chile  and the Word of Life Evangelical Church.
  • Former local athletes inspire YMCA Power Scholar Academy participants
    Four former local athletes gathered to speak to scholars from Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School. The scholars were part of the five-week long YMCA Power Scholar Academy, a summer learning loss prevention iniative run by Bedford Area Family YMCA with support from the YMCA of the USA. The scholars are recommended by teachers who identify the children as at risk for taking a “couple steps back” during the summer, explained Mary Jo Boone, the CEO of Bedford Area Family YMCA.
  • Patterson Brothers Paving promotes Bedford and NASCAR
    Bedford, Va., was on display in a logo format during last weekend’s second tier NASCAR series race, the Infinity Series, at Richmond International Raceway (RIR.)     
  • Update: Lockdown lifted at five Bedford County schools
    The lockdown of five Bedford County schools that were placed on lockdown this morning has been lifted, according to Bedford County Public Schools. The schools had been placed on lock down while a law enforcement investigation was taking place in the Forest Zone. Forest Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Otter River Elementary, Forest Middle School and Jefferson Forest High were the schools on lock down.
  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The 37th annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k and Fun Run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday.     Participants dress up every year to enjoy the run. This year the race had 458 runners and three assisted runners.     The classic had 48 youth runners for the one mile run and 20 for the fun run. The classic had seven teams running.
  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5K walk/run will be held this Saturday in Bedford. The 5K will have the youth one mile run and the corporate team event.     The 5K supports the YMCA’s financial aid campaign. The campaign helps families that would be unable to join the YMCA due to having a low income.     The campaign gives over $75,000 each year in financial aid.
  • Blue Ridge Bowl
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Campbell County and Bedford County recreation departments held the first ever Blue Ridge Bowl last Saturday at Liberty University.     The 7-8 Forest Red, the 9-10 Bedford Minutemen and the 10-13 Bedford Minutemen represented Bedford Co. Rec.     The Forest Red football team defeated Appomattox 22-12.