Today's News

  • The Golden Eagles get big win

    Sports Editor
        The Golden Eagle offense is back in gear.
        Staunton River started out slow in the first quarter in its game against Alleghany, but caught fire in the second en rout to a 60-24 victory over Alleghany.
        “It was a big win for us. And we put ourselves in a real good position to make the playoffs.” said Coach Chuck Poston.

  • Cavaliers take the lead against Amherst

    Sports Editor
        Last Friday night Amherst was looking to defeat the undefeated but failed to stop Jefferson Forest’s explosive offense in a contest that led to a 70-43 victory for JF.
        “I thought we played very well for the majority of the game,” said Coach Bob Christmas.

  • We must return to the Constitution

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    In our U.S. Constitution, our Founders meticulously designed three branches of government so that too much power would not be concentrated in any one branch because they understood that if one branch possessed unchecked authority, that power would ultimately diminish the inherent rights of the individual citizen. 

  • Healthy competition needed in the health care industry

    Competition is at the center of the American economy. It helps promote a healthy and favorable market for consumers. It forces businesses to perform at their highest and best level, working for the consumers, not against them.


  • Finding common ground on criminal justice reform

    Finding common ground isn’t always the headline story from Washington. But there are a number of issues where both Republicans and Democrats can agree. One of these is the need for reforms to the criminal justice system.


  • Another mass shooting

    By Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director
    Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

        My heart is breaking upon news of another mass shooting in this country. Just more than a month ago, I was a shooter’s target. It was a terrifying experience that left me with a long healing process ahead. Since that incident, I’ve had plenty of time to contemplate this complicated social phenomenon and how it can be resolved.

  • GOP clown car a bumpy ride

        As the nation watches –  in horror – the bizarre show of the Republican Party trying to find someone willing to be House Speaker, the presidential candidates continue on their own strange path.
        There’s still Donald Trump, of course, who is now alternating between “I’ll never drop out” and hinting that he will, indeed, quit once his poll numbers flatline.

  • What’s Obama going to do?

        A saying, attributed to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, that compares negotiating with Barack Obama to playing chess with a pigeon, has been making its rounds of Facebook for a couple of years now. It’s hilarious, but it appears that Vladimir Vladimirovich never actually said it.
        Right now, Vladimir Vladimir-ovich isn’t doing any negotiating at all. He’s presenting  Obama with some facts on the ground in Syria. His unspoken message to Obama seems to be, “Deal with it.”

  • Town reschedules E-Waste Day to Oct. 24

        Due to the inclement weather Oct. 3, the town of Bedford re-scheduled its annual E-Waste Day to Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Farmers Market, Centertown Plaza.
        The event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon.
        Just as in other years, the town will be accepting electronic waste (e-waste) to be recycled by ECyclers USA. This includes TV’s, monitors, cell phones, computers, printers, phones, laptops, tablets, microwave ovens -- just about anything electronic.

  • Farm Bureau looks back, ahead at its annual dinner

    Bedford County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner, with approximately 200 people attending, looked backward and forward.