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Today's News

  • School Board begins trimming its budget

    In an effort to cut $4.8 million from its proposed budget, the Bedford County School Board is looking at cutting 46 teaching and administrative positions this year, in just one cost-savings measure being considered.
        The board discussed the revised budget numbers Thursday night and also approved, as part of that cost-savings, its healthcare insurance premiums for the year. Premiums to school employees will go up; so will deductibles.

  • Robbery suspect sought

    An armed man robbed the Spirit Market in Bedford Monday night and police continue to look for the suspect.

  • Motorcyclist fled deputies in Campbell Co.; wrecked in Bedford

    Robert Morgan, 36, of Forest, was taken into custody by a Campbell County deputy, late Monday afternoon, after his motorcycle hit a tree in the Sonic parking lot on Independence Boulevard in Bedford.

        According to Lt. Todd Foreman, of the Bedford Town Police Department, a Campbell County deputy had been pursuing a man on a motorcycle, but broke off pursuit. Shortly after, Bedford County deputies in an unmarked car spotted a man on a motorcycle, near Wal-Mart, who matched the description of the person the Campbell County deputy had been chasing.

  • Upset bid falls short

     

    The Liberty soccer seniors will certainly remember their Senior Night.  The lads were introduced, along with their parents.  A good number of classmates and family was on hand to support them, as well.

    In all, it was a very nice Senior Night.

    It was nearly perfect.

    The Minutemen nearly pulled off the unthinkable:  an upset of soccer titan Jefferson Forest.  Instead, the Cavs escaped with a 2-1 win on the bouncy, rugged Liberty field.

  • Rotary award nominees for 2014

     

    Jefferson Forest         Liberty Staunton River

    Boys cross country Ben Ottman Winston Davis Ben Choate

  • Big Bird may become Big Bear

     

    Could the City of Big Shoulders also be the place for the Big Bird?

    Liberty High School graduate and Marshall University senior Brandon Sparrow has earned a shot at the next level.

    The defensive tackle has been invited to a tryout with the Chicago Bears.

    In his final season at Marshall, Sparrow had 21 unassisted tackles, while assisting on another 19.

    He also recovered a pair of fumbles and had 1.5 quarterback sacks.

  • JF girls are Seminole champs

     

    Nothing can stop the red and black express.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' soccer team stayed perfect and laid claim to the Seminole District title with a 3-1 win over host E.C. Glass.

    "That was an intense match," said JF Head Coach Stan Golon.  "But, we're smiling.  You have to give them credit.  Glass came out with a lot of intensity."

    Once again, the Lady Cavs got off to a slow start.  The match remained scoreless until the 27-minute mark.

  • Coach Monroe to leave LHS

     

    Liberty High School will be in the position of trying to fill vacancies in two of its more successful sports programs.  

    Because it will have to backfill for one man.

    Jeff Monroe, who has led the school to great successes in both boys basketball and softball, announced this will be his last year at the school.

  • Cujo: Carolina on his mind

     

         Life's funny.

        And, not always in a "ha-ha" sort of way.

         Take local boxing icon Scott "Cujo" Sigmon.  It wasn't long ago that the Bedford Brawler was a hot-shot youngster with a dream as big as his head is hard.

        Suddenly, the feisty youngster is a relative elder statesman for the sport.  At 27 years of age, he's certainly no spring chicken.  In fact, he's still got plenty of fire in the belly and fuel in the tank.

  • Ladies on the rise

     

    When one thinks about the more solid programs in girls tennis, one's mind tends to wander toward the likes of Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass.

    And with good reason.  Those two teams have dominated district play for the longest of times.

    But, the Lady Cavs and Hilltoppers need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors.  There's a crew closing in on them, and that crew hails from Liberty High School.

    The Minettes are in the process of wrapping up another very good season.