• 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.
  • 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.