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Today's News

  • River soccer on a roll

        Is the ship turning for Staunton River boys soccer?
        After some recent dismal seasons, it appears there might be some sunshine in store for the program.
        After logging a total of six wins during the previous three seasons, the Golden Eagles are off to an impressive start:  one which has them carrying a nifty 2-1 record.

  • Minutemen stun Glass

        Stunning.  Absolutely stunning.
        The Liberty boys’ soccer team set the Seminole District on its ear, shocking  one of the state’s elite programs, 3-2.
        E.C. Glass sauntered into Minutemen Stadium with a gaudy 3-0 record, having beaten the likes of Jefferson Forest, Patrick Henry and defending State champion Western Albemarle.  In those three wins, the Glaziers had been unscored upon.

  • Sports commentary: No April fool

     

    Ah, April Fools.  ‘Tis a day designated for trickery and tomfoolery.  It’s the one day of the year we get a free pass on pulling the wool over the eyes of our fellow humans.

    That is, unless you happen to work for the Bedford Bulletin.

    The boss, citing such trite phrases as “journalistic integrity,” “telling the truth” and “I’ll fire your fanny if you go through with this cockamamie scheme of yours,” put the kibosh on my brilliant idea.

  • Lady Cavs seek repeat

     

    It’s tough when the act you have to follow is yourself.

    The Jefferson Forest girls’ soccer team, the crew that stormed its way to the State 4A finals last year, faces a tall order in trying to match that feat.

    In will be especially daunting, given the quality of the players which have moved on via graduation.  For starters, the Lady Cavs lost the Gatorade National Player of the Year in Katie Cousins.  Ouch!

    Also taking her sheepskin was all-time (boys and girls) school scoring leader Cassidy Ratliff.  Owee!

  • Protecting Americans’ information on HealthCare.gov

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Hearing from those living and working in Virginia’s Fifth District has always been, and continues to be, my greatest resource as I serve you.  Your input has brought to light problems created by some of the big government programs coming out of Washington.

  • Enforcement comes first

    There are many issues plaguing our nation’s immigration system, but the biggest problem is that immigration laws are not enforced. While presidents of both parties have not fully enforced our immigration laws, President Obama has made several moves to unilaterally gut them altogether. In order to protect against this, it is essential that any immigration reform start with enforcement.

  • Another typical Republican budget

        Now that Republicans control both houses of the U.S. Congress, they’re being carefully watched to see if they actually know how to govern responsibly.
        Anybody can demonize Barack Obama, something they’ve been quite proficient at, but can the party put aside its ideological obsessions long enough to govern?
        Well, the answer, at best, is mixed so far. Certainly, their behavior over the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general is not encouraging.

  • The gift of the conservatives

        I want to thank Rick Howell for his “Cracker Jack box prize” version of American history in his Liberal Agenda last week. I’ve always thought that liberals must be either ill informed or perverse to believe the things they profess to believe. Mr. Howell has a university degree but, not knowing what all is in the curriculum behind a political science degree, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. It may be a bit light on history.

  • Of primary importance

        On June 9, Bedford County’s Republicans will hold a state-run primary to elect its slate of candidates for a set of local offices—the board of supervisors seats and all constitutional officers that are up for election in November.
        But the reality is the primary results will likely actually settle who will be elected, at least in most cases, for the November general election. Put an R by someone’s name in these parts and it generally means an election victory.

  • Candidates take questions at ‘Bedford First’ forum

        A group of candidates for local office, grouped together on what they call the “Bedford First” ticket, held a candidate forum last week at the Bedford Central Library. The candidates took questions from people who attended the forum.