Today's News

  • River strikes again

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River football team shut out Rockbridge 50-0 last Friday night.
        “It was definitely a complete team victory,” said Coach Chuck Poston. “We played well in all three phases of the game.”
        The Golden Eagles held the Wildcats offense in check allowing just six first downs.
        “I was extremely pleased with our effort,” said Poston.

  • It all came down to the final second

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        It came down to the final second and when the horn sounded Liberty had held Jefferson Forest at the one yard line to preserve a 35-30 victory last Friday. It was just the kind of win the Minutemen had been working for all season.
        “I am extremely proud of our kids,” said LHS Coach Chris Watts. “When we had to make a play we did and we really needed that win. It was a big win for us right now.”    

  • No treats

        Monday, October 31 was a timely “treat” for Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators, when they arrested a Campbell County man and charged him with five burglaries.

        Bedford teamed with the Altavista Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and arrested Michael Ray Ferguson, Jr., 31. Ferguson was also charged with five counts of grand larceny.

  • Plowing ahead

        People in the Bedford area are going to be treated to some student art this winter, as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows hit the road.

  • Expect a busy day at the polls

        Barbara Gunter, Bedford County’s voter registrar, is expecting a busy election day.

        “Voter registration has been higher than normal.” she said.
        Gunter said some of the registrations they have received have been duplicates; the person turned out to be already registered, but did it again to be sure.
        Absentee balloting is also above normal. There is still time to request an absentee ballot, although it is too late to request an absentee ballot to be sent by mail.

  • Bedford enters into agreement to bring business class hotel to town

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    The Town of Bedford’s Economic Development Authority today announced it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Dogwood Development Company to negotiate and plan the feasibility of the construction of a business-class hotel in the Town of Bedford.


  • Agriculture remains critically important in the commonwealth

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A lack of competition in Obamacare hurts patients

    It’s a crazy system.” That’s what Bill Clinton had to say about Obamacare recently. It’s not often that we agree on something, but I feel the same way as President Clinton and so do the millions of Americans facing higher health care costs and reduced access as a result of this seriously flawed law.


  • Hillary doesn’t deserve the hatred

        In this presidential election year, one party’s nominee is plainly unqualified, immature despite advanced age, bigoted, explosive, and running as a “brilliant” businessman despite several bankruptcies and a history of mountainous debt.
        The other nominee is supremely qualified, with a proven track record of public service going back decades, devoted both to family and people at large, and has made history as the first woman chosen by a major party for president.

  • Our democracy’s death will be our own fault

        There has been a great deal of hyperventilating in British tabloids about Russia and Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. To see some of their stuff on the Internet, you would think World War III was about to start. Recently I was on a Trump vs Clinton Facebook debate and one person posted an article from one of these publications, I think it was the Dailey Mail, that had him convinced Russia is massing for an attack.