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Today's News

  • Tuck, Hill win local races

        Voters in two Bedford County districts, District 2 and District 4, had a choice in local elections when they went to the polls Tuesday. Most selected Edgar Tuck, for District 2 Supervisor, and Marcus Hill, for District 4 School Board member.

  • Defending Protestant Christianity

        Upon returning from a wonderful vacation trip to the Rocky Mountains, where we admired God’s magnificent creation, waiting for us was Rick Howell’s “Religion Often Keeps People Backward” in the Bedford Bulletin.
        I will only defend Protestant Christianity and list a few of its forward accomplishments in America:
        Author, Ben Hart points out that 98% of the colonists were professing Protestant Christians. The percentage was the same at the time of the War for Independence.

  • Huge Dem victory repudiates Trump

        “Virginia rejects your hateful politics, Mr. Trump. This isn’t a wave; it’s a tsunami.”
        So wrote the New York Times on the morning of Nov. 8, after Democrats Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring not only stormed to victory across the state, but led their House of Delegates candidates to shatter the GOP’s 32-vote advantage.

  • Trump was never a threat

        Not long after Donald Trump was elected a man who I have as a Facebook friend — I also know him in real life — expressed his concern that Trump is a dictator wannabe. While I’m not a Trump fan, and I’m sure he’s frustrated with Congress as he never had to work with a board of directors in business — I don’t think that’s one of his dreams. I always thought Barack Obama had more autocratic proclivities than Trump.

  • Jefferson Forest's Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers faced their biggest test yet when they took on the Blacksburg Bruins, literally. The Bruins had a number of players standing over six feet tall and two future NCAA Division I players.
     

    In the end the Bruins were too much to handle and took the Cavaliers down 3-1.
     

  • The Bruins Prove too Much to Handle for the Cavaliers

    It had been over 27 years since the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Blacksburg Bruins had met face to face on the gridiron. On Nov. 10 they snapped that streak meeting in the first round of the Group 4A VHSL playoffs–a game that was far less climatic than the Cavaliers were hoping for.
     

    Blacksburg scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 54-6 victory over the Cavaliers, ending Jefferson Forest's season.
     

  • Heritage Ends Liberty's Season

    The Liberty Minutemen found themselves on the wrong side of another fantastic performance from the Heritage Pioneers and running back Elijah Davis.
     

    Fog covered the field before the players came onto the field. Once the game started the fielded resembled the graveyard scene from "Remember the Titans" only instead of gravestones there was players.
     

    Heritage put their full offensive talent on display in a crushing 69-7 victory over Liberty, ending the Minutemen's season.
     

  • Golden Eagles Soar Past Cave Spring

    The cold did not stop the Staunton River Golden Eagles from soaring high over the Cave Spring Knights. The Golden Eagles scored 48 points in the first half en route to a 56-21 victory.
     

    T.J. Tester made the first mark on the scoreboard with a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown. Kalip Jones was next to find the end zone on a 2-yard run making the score 12-0. Tester scored the next two touchdowns on a 10-yard run and a 29-yard run. Tester finished with four touchdowns on the night, three offensive and one defensive.
     

  • The face of war

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        I see the face of war, the one who went for me; the soldier, sailor, airman, the one who served for me.  The flash of exploding bombs, the crack of guns, the terrible screams of pain. 
        Most of us experience military service only through the eyes, ears, and efforts of others—our father, brother, son, uncle, aunt, sister, or mother.  But mostly men and often friends as well as relatives.

  • Plan now for the Holidays

    By Nicole S. Johnson
    Director of Tourism