• 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.
  • 'Dex' the Hall!
      He led Jefferson Forest to its first State football championship. He was the first JF graduate to play in the NFL. Now, Anthony Poindexter will become the first JF alum to be enshrined in the Virginia High School League's Hall of Fame. Poindexter will be inducted along with six other stellar athletes, coaches and contributors on October 14.  As he lives in Charlottesville, Poindexter won't have to travel far to attend the ceremony at the Charlottesville DoubleTree Hotel.
  • Football's foundation
      They sure do love their football in Forest.  And Goode.  And Boonsboro. That sentiment became abundantly clear as the Forest Youth Association (of the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department) played host to a massive football camp last week. Nearly 60 aspiring gridiron stars invaded Nissan Field, off Rte. 811 for this year's camp.
  • Off to the playoffs
      Now the stakes are at their highest. After a solid run through its regular-season American Legion slate, Big Island Post 217 now takes aim at tournament glory. Big Island is heading into the post-season fray with a bit of wind at its back, and some in its face. On Thursday night, it topped Vinton Post 80 in a rain-shortened affair, 2-0. On Saturday, the Islanders hosted Martinsville Post 42 in a double header that ended the regular season on a less-than- positive note.