Today's News

  • May we never forget

    By James F. Burns

        A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment.  Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion.  Hal had been tasked by his company commander to go back down onto the beach and retrieve some equipment.  A farm boy from Iowa now deep into his 60s, he shared this memory with me, his words below.

  • Samson, the Philistines are upon you!

    She said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. (Judges 16:20 NSAB)

  • 3A/4A State Outdoor Track and Field results

    Bedford County’s high schools - Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River - each had strong showing at the State championship.

    The Cavs competed in the 4A group, while Liberty and Staunton River battled in the 3A division.

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    The Cavs found great success at the State championship, producing six top 10 finishes and a State champion.

    The Lady Cavs were especially noteworthy, as they finished 18 out of 27 teams with 17.50 points.

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  • Liberty drops 3A West Region semifinal game to Patrick County

     Liberty softball enjoyed its deepest playoff run thus far, making it all the way to 3A West Region semifinal before being stopped by Patrick County.

  • Jefferson Forest girls lax falls in 3A West Region semifinal

    Jefferson Forest’s girls lacrosse team turned its slowest start into its best season, making it to the 3A West Region semifinal for the first time in program history.

    After winning the National Conference Championship, the Cavs faced Hidden Valley on May 25 in the first round of regions. The Cavs were looking to avenge their quarterfinal loss to the Titans in 2016.

  • JF girls soccer makes it to States

    Jefferson Forest girls soccer couldn’t of dreamed of a more dramatic ending in the 4A West Region semifinal to secure a berth in the State championship.

    The Cavs had to wait until overtime, but it was worth the wait, as Erica Blankenship made her way through the defense and past the goalie to bury the winning goal with her left foot. She was immediately swarmed by over-joyed, estatic teammates, some of them who had waited since their freshman year to return to the 4A State championship.

  • Primaries to select candidates Tuesday

    Back in 1961, when Lacey Putney unseated an incumbent to win election to the 19th House of Delegates seat, he did so in a Democratic Party primary. Back in those days, the winner of the Democrats’ primary was also the winner of the November election.

  • Charges upgraded in alleged gang-related slaying


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    Today, Friday, the June session of the Bedford County Grand Jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. Three defendants who were previously charged for their alleged role in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments. True bills were returned against the following individuals.

  • Essentials to have on your boat for a day on the water

    Being prepared for each time you are out on the water will give you peace of mind, make you a better boater, and assure a more enjoyable boating experience.