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Today's News

  • Ospreys go 3-0 on the week

    At the beginning of the week the Smith Mountain Lake Ospreys knew they had a tough week ahead of them. Four games were on the schedule for the Ospreys. The scheduled game for Jan. 8 against Southwest Virginia Homeschool was cancelled due to ice.
        

    That still left the Ospreys with three games, two road games–each game over two hours away– and one home game.
        

  • Cavaliers cruise past Minutemen

    Buckets came early and often for the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers. The Cavaliers spoiled the day for the Minutemen with a 75-40 victory.
        

    Before the game started Liberty honored their 2018 Hall of Fame class at center court. The Minutemen all sat court side to show support.
        

    It would have been logical to think that the Minutemen would start the game off with the hot hand but it was the Cavaliers that played that role.
        

  • Liberty stuns Staunton River

    Liberty’s second win of the season came in dramatic fashion as the Minutemen stunned the Golden Eagles with a 50-49 victory.
        

    This game was originally scheduled to be played on Nov. 27 but was rescheduled to take place on Jan. 15. The students were out of school because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day but the student support at the game would have suggested otherwise.
        

    The stands were filled with both Liberty and Staunton River students for the Bedford County matchup.
        

  • SALEM DISTRICT: Snow arrives in Bedford area; VDOT, VSP urge caution

    Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today.

  • The Resistance comes to Richmond

        When the Virginia General Assembly opens this week, state Republicans will see the fruits of the clock-cleaning they received at the polls last November, specifically in the House of Delegates.
        There, a freshman class of progressive Democrats, many of them women, will serve as the visceral evidence of the GOP’s embrace of Donald Trump. That party’s price for its deal with darkness is already being paid.

  • Promises kept

        I noticed from last week’s Liberal Agenda the “Democratic” Party’s left wing is still working hard to win friends and influence people.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march, program to be held Monday

        The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March/Program will be held Monday, January 15  at 10 a.m. at Washington Street Baptist Church.
        The march from the Courthouse to Washington Street Baptist Church/ Processional will be led by BCPS ROTC & Boys with a Dream.
        Special guests will include Minister Jonathan Slocumb, Oakmulgee Baptist Church; and Peaks of Otter Association Youth Choir under the direction of Rev. Edwin Taylor.
        The event is sponsored by the Bedford Chapter NAACP.

  • 3 suspects arrested for robbery in Big Island

        On December 23, 2017, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a residence on Marcus Trail in Big Island.
         According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller said three black males had come into his house and robbed him. The caller said he wasn’t hurt and the suspects took several guns and cash.

  • Centra receives 5-star rating

        This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating.
        These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help patients make educated decisions.

  • Low Lake levels lead to call to conserve water

        The Bedford Regional Water authority is asking some of its customers to curtail any unnecessary water usage.
        According to Brian Key, the water authority’s regional director, unnecessary water usage involves filling swimming pools, watering grass and washing cars. Obviously, nobody is going to be filling a swimming pool in January, but the warmer temperatures this week may induce some people to wash their car in the driveway.