Today's News

  • Visitors lost in Forest

        The classrooms may have been silent, but the fields of Jefferson Forest certainly were not.
        In spite of the school year’s end, JF athletes were still in the swing of things.  While others headed to the beach, the Cav baseball and soccer teams, as well as the Lady Cav softball and soccer squads, were in action during Monday’s Conference 24 opening games.

  • River runs wild

        For a place not used to hosting playoff games, Staunton River sure was a busy place on Monday.
        The Eagles’ Nest was host to a trio of Conference 31 openers while the baseball team took the night off, a benefit of being the top seed in the conference.
        Best of all, the three Eagle squads in action nabbed victories.  As a result, all four River entrants advanced to the second round of the playoffs.  When was the last time that ever happened?  It’s been a decade, at least.

  • Tracking LHS

    By Mike Forster

        You’d think things would be easy when you compete in a five-team conference.
        Well, you’d think wrong, particularly when you’re thinking about track and Conference 30.

  • Sports commentary: Welcome

        So, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) is becoming part of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).  That has lots of folks feeling CONCERNED.
        The VHSL and LCA recently issued an announcement that ended the school’s lawsuit against the state’s high school sports governing body.
        The key take-aways from the agreement are:

  • A "Grand" evening for graduates

        Just prior to receiving their sheepskins, a good number of Bedford County athletes were feted by the Bedford Rotary.
        At a ceremony held at Jefferson Forest High School, athletes in 21 individual sports were recognized for their accomplishments, both in the fields of their athletic endeavors as well as for their scholastic accomplishments and contributions to our community.

  • Honoring our law enforcement officers

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Attend public hearing on rezoning

    By Sandra Boyes

        This is my very first letter to the editor. I have lived in this lovely, safe, convenient Town of Bedford Virginia for 48 years, and up to now, “everything seemed to be pretty much in order.”    I cannot think of a better place in which to have lived with my husband Dave and our five children, David, Lee, Mark, Mary and Paul.  Moving to Bedford gave us a wonderful life.

  • W.’s brother faces a rough campaign

        The brother of the swaggering little Texan – a term I proudly coined for our last and most hapless president – has yet to announce for his sibling’s old job, but it’s clear he’s running for it.
        We know a lot about Jeb Bush. He was governor of Florida, where he helped his brother “win” that state in the 2000 election, under very dubious circumstances.

  • Republicans are the least of his problems

        Senate Republicans are the least of President Barack Obama’s problems as he seeks to negotiate what looks like a bad nuclear deal with Iran. A couple of weeks ago his own party demonstrated that they don’t trust him when “Democrats” joined Republicans to pass a bill, on a 98-1 vote, that will allow Congress to weigh in on any deal President Obama negotiates.

  • Main Street hits ‘the ground running’

        Bedford Main Street, Inc. is in the midst of a lot of changes – and the new board wants area business owners and residents involved.
         Next week, on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting at Avenel to discuss some of those changes.
        One of those is the opportunity to reboot Centertown’s 2nd Fridays; another is to better utilize Centerfest to feature the town’s business community.