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  • 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.
  • Pure Pro Wrestling
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com   Montvale has been home to the Pure Pro Wrestling matches for almost a year. The group of wrestlers travel around to different states to put on the events. 
  • From Connecticut to Virginia
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Solcum’s Appaloosa Ranch started in Connecticut before moving all 52 horses down to Virginia.     “My mom started the farm. Growing up she used to ride the cows and her father didn’t like it so he bought her a horse. He wouldn’t feed her horse so she had to take the horse down to do pony rides in the evening to earn money to feed it,” said owner April Solcum.
  • Being safe on the water
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Editors Note: A 17-year-old teenager from North Carolina was killed in a boat v. jet ski collision Sunday. The teen was a passenger on the jet ski. As of Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed and the investigation was ongoing.     While summer is underway and everyone heads out to Smith Mountain Lake for some fun on boats and jet skis, Game and Inland Fishery sergeants are working hard to make sure the lake stays safe.
  • Keeping up tradition
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Keeping up the horse farm tradition, Otteridge Farm has been training horses, students and breeding since the 1950’s.     Eileen Beckman passed away six years ago and her daughter Eileen ‘Randee’ Beckman and daughter Katie Gardner are keeping the farm running.