Today's News

  • Keeping tabs on you

        Today’s kids can’t imagine a time when people didn’t carry a telephone with them, on their person, everywhere they go. Today’s smart phones are actually hand-held computers with many times more computing power than machines that filled specially air conditioned rooms, 30 years ago,.
        I don’t have a smart phone or any kind of cell phone. I don’t want one and can’t imagine what earthly use a cell phone would be to me.

  • A good learning experience

        We love receiving letters to the editor and we strive to assure every locally written letter gets printed. Of course, we aren’t going to print anything that’s libelous or obscene and we do insist that letters address public issues. Letters that fall in these limited “we won’t print that” categories are rare.

  • Franciso pleads guilty to 12 felonies

        Attempts to use a stolen credit card brought a Moneta woman to Bedford County Circuit Court, Friday. Chelsea Elaine Francisco, 22, entered guilty pleas to 12 felonies. According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, there was no plea agreement.

  • Rezoning request tabled

        A request by a developer to have a track of land rezoned from General Business District (B-2) to High Density Residential (R-3) was tabled by the Bedford Planning Commission Thursday.
        The property in question is currently known as Billie Leighs Court. It was formerly known as Whispering Pines. The site has 97 lots, with sewer and water hookups. Only 27 currently have mobile homes on them.

  • An overwhelming success

        Bedford County’s second annual fair was an overwhelming success, according to Joy Powers, superintendent of the fair and chairman of the fair board of directors.

  • SML September Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

        OVERVIEW- Fishing will be good this month! Water temperature will be in the 70’s to lower 80’s.  Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days this month. Fishing the past few weeks has been fair! Hot dry weather has slowed the fishing. Later this month fishing should improve.

  • Football Previews for week 3

    Forest travels to Magna Vista

  • Liberty finishes first in Seminole match

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Two Seminole tournaments this week and two Bedford Co winners.
        Liberty hosted its Seminole 9-hole tournament last Wednesday and Jefferson Forest traveled to Hat Creek for a different 9-hole Seminole match on the same day. Forest also played an 18-hole Conference 23 tournament at Ivy Hills last Friday.

  • Liberty and Staunton River have rematch

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

    Liberty v. Staunton River

        Liberty and Staunton River had a rematch this past Thursday. Liberty fell to Staunton River 3-0, but did not go down without a fight.
        The first set went by quickly as Staunton River jumped on to Liberty. The Lady Minutemen fell 25-8 in the first set.

  • River topples Waynesboro

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Staunton River exploded in the first quarter to get a quick jump on Waynesboro during the match up last Friday. The Golden Eagles flew to a 42-7 victory over the Little Giants.
        “I thought we played a good game overall,” said Coach Chuck Poston.