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  • 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.
  • Scuba takes over the YMCA
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford Area YMCA has been offering Professional Association of Dive Instructors- PADI scuba classes for two years.     “We teach everything from discover scuba, or bubble maker, to dive master,” said Paul Stern, PADI instructor. The program has been sequenced for participants to be able to try it and then decide if they want to keep going and get certified.
  • Youngest Coach of the Year
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com     A Bedford native, Trey Padgett, at 23 years old, is the youngest boys soccer coach in Virginia. He took a position as the Heritage High School soccer coach for the 2016 soccer season. Padgett received the coach of the year award for Conference 30 this year.
  • In the winning ring
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Olivia Randall, out of Synergy Gym, competed in the WKA USA National Championships in New York City on May 21.     This was Randall’s second year fighting at the tournament, but it was the first year it was held in New York City.