Today's News

  • River, JF wrestlers nab third place at 3A-West, 4A-North regionals

        Watch out, Christians-burg,  Bedford County is hot on your trail.
        While the Blue Demons are still, by far, the crème de la crème of Virginia wrestling, locals showed that Bedford County wrestling is on the ascendancy.
        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest landed in third place in their respective regional tournaments last weekend.

  • JF tracksters can't get past Glass

    By Mike Forster

        They made a run at it.  But, in the end, there was just too much E.C. Glass.
        The Glaziers won both sides of the Conference 24 indoor track championship meet, held last Tuesday at Liberty University.
    Girls team scores
    1.   E.C. Glass                161
    2. Jefferson Forest         103

  • Smith, Jones and Bonds propel Liberty

        As the host team for this past Friday’s Conference 30 indoor track championship, Heritage could learn a thing or two from Miss Manners.
        Looking like anything but a gracious host, Heritage trounced the rest of its conference peers on both sides of the house.

  • And, they're off!

        The sport is called track and field.  In Staunton River’s case, the emphasis was on the latter part of that term.
        The Eagle men rode dominance in field events to win the team title in Conference 31 indoor track and field championships last Thursday, at Liberty University.
    Men’s team scores
    1.  Staunton River        112.0
    2.  William Byrd           108.3

  • Sports commentary: The incredible shrinking man

        I’m not a small man.  Never have been.
        True, some may accuse me of having a small heart or a small mind.
        But never a small body.
        That’s why I was stunned when the wife returned from her shopping foray with a packet of tee-shirts for me.

  • Police raid meth lab

        Last week Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators and Virginia State Police executed a search warrant at a Jordantown Road residence in Bedford County that resulted in the arrest of two Bedford County residents on drug related charges.

  • Oulds receives 3-year sentence for accident that killed his friend

        A Lynchburg man, who drove a car involved in an accident that killed his best friend, will spend three years in prison for causing that accident.
        Steve Malotey Oulds III, 54, of Lynchburg had previously entered a no contest plea last fall in Bedford County Circuit Court, to a charge of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in connection with the August 2013 accident that led to the death of 52-year-old James Dale Gunter.

  • Miller steps down from NAACP presidency

        Ronnie Miller is stepping down as president of the Bedford Branch of the NAACP.

        “I took over four years ago with the intent of getting the chapter started again,” Miller said.
        The chapter had virtually ceased functioning and was in danger of losing its charter. Miller said he was asked to take over because he is a businessman. Miller owns Bedford Funeral home, which was founded by his parents Frank and Frances Miller in 1962.

  • Candidates to be chosen by primary

        Bedford County’s Republican unit voted, during an occasionally rancorous meeting with 75 members present, to opt for a state-run primary to choose candidates for local elected offices this year. This primary will include all board of supervisors candidates and all constitutional officers.

  • Exploring the Beale Treasure mystery

    Next week, Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will explore a long-standing Bedford mystery.