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  • 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.
  • LHS first annual Turkey Trot
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Last Saturday Liberty High School held its very first Turkey Trot 5k and a one mile fun run.     “We had lots of great feedback. Everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Athletic Director Lori Mattson.     The Turkey Trot benefited the Sports Boosters and the Liberty High School Athletic Department.
  • Bedford area Home school tennis tournament
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford Recreation department sponsored a 10 week tennis program for homeschool students under Dave Eckes.     The program had 17 students ranging from ages 8 to 15 and met every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Park.     Last Wednesday the program held a tournament for the students.
  • Martinsville Race
    Vehicle strikes several pedestrians following race
  • Benefit Softball Game
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The sixth annual First Clergy and First Responder Benefit Softball Game was played Monday, Sept. 12 at the Forest Youth Athletic Association field.     The First Clergy took the win with a 20-13 victory over the First Responders. The Clergy is now 5-1 over the First Responders.     The softball game benefits the Bedford Women’s Shelter.
  • Goode Recreation dedicates new soccer field
        The Goode Recreation Association (GRA) dedicated a new soccer field on Soccer Opening Day this past Saturday behind the Goode Rescue Squad.     GRA Soccer Opening Day included the introduction of 101 soccer players and coaches, a dedication ceremony for the newly acquired soccer complex, a soccer skills clinic, scrimmage games between GRA teams, and food for all who attended.  
  • Battlefield in Bedford
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Roanoke Airsoft Tactical (RATAC) will be opening a battlefield in Bedford County.    RATAC will have a game day on Saturday, August 27. “It’s a 40- acre outdoor field,” said Jacob Pruitt store manager.     The field is an airsoft only field. “We do not allow the use of airguns or BB guns,” said Pruitt.
  • Missing teen with autism found
    The search for Timothy Kilpatrick had a happy ending. He was found sleeping beside dog kennel at 8:30 this morning a half mile north of his home.   According to Sheriff Mike Brown, a citizen heard his dogs barking and went out to investigate. He found the Kilpatrick sleeping beside the kennel. Citizens had been alerted to be on the lookout for anything unusual and the man who found him realized that this is the young man everybody was looking for.
  • Andrew Thomas received gold in discus
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Three Bedford County participants received silver and gold at the Virginia Commonwealth Games track and field event on Sunday, July 24.     Shannon Thomas and son, Andrew Thomas, along with Jordan Patti competed on the hottest weekend in July against people in their age group from all over Virginia.