Today's News

  • JF nearly perfect


    What was there not to like about Jefferson Forest's season-opening win over Halifax County?

    At the end of the affair, the scoreboard read:  Home 55, Visitors 14.  That's always nice.

    Additionally, the Cavalier offense treated the Comet defense the way Rosie O'Donnell might handle Open Cheesecake Night.

    Led by cool-headed quarterback Ryan Crist and a three-headed running attack, the Cavs amassed 549 total yards of offense.

  • M-Men roll Eagles


    They've got 21st-century perfection.

    Going into last Friday night's tilt against Staunton River, Liberty had not lost a season-opening game this century.  After topping the Eagles, 32-13, that remarkable fact remains true.

    Quarterback Austin Porter ran the dreaded Liberty option in nearly flawless fashion and was part of a trio of Minutemen who raced for over 100 yards apiece.  Porter ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries.

  • Bulletin update: All clear given af JFHS after bomb threat; school will resume as normal on Friday




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    This morning at 11:11 a.m. a student reported to a teacher that there was a threat written on a wall in the boys’ restroom. The school administration and the school resource officer were immediately made aware of the threat.

    The school was evacuated and then searched by law enforcement personnel and explosive K-9s from multiple jurisdictions. The students were dismissed early from school. There were no injuries.

  • Making strides toward affordable college education for Virginians

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    This week, as the new academic year is starting at many of Virginia's colleges and universities, we are reminded of the sacrifice and hard work that so many families put forth for the opportunity to send their children to college.


  • Guarding Americans’ civil liberties
  • Veterans’ diseases associated with Agent Orange

    By Bob Kibler

        Veterans who served in Vietnam between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, (or were in country between February 28, 1961, and August 5, 1964) or served in a unit in or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) anytime between April 1, 1968, and August 31, 1971, and who have a disease VA recognizes as associated with Agent Orange exposure are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides.

  • Ken Cuccinelli’s troubled campaign

    As Labor Day approaches and the Virginia governor’s race kicks into high gear, one thing is clear at this point: Ken Cuccinelli is losing.
        You’d think it would be Democrat Terry McAuliffe who’s in trouble, after $5 million dollars worth of negative ads against him have been running all summer. But the Republican Governor’s Association, who paid for the ads, apparently doesn’t know much about Virginia politics.

  • Some thoughts on immigration reform

        The Wall Street Journal published an interview with Russell Moore in its Aug. 17-18 weekend  edition that got me thinking about immigration reform. Moore is the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The article quotes Moore as saying that “we’re not going to deport 11 million people without a big government police state.”

  • County joins Artisan Trail Network

        The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV), in partnership with Bedford County citizens, announced last week the initiation of the development of the Artisan Trail Network program in Bedford County.

  • D-Day sculptor loses battle with cancer

    Jim Brothers, a renowned sculptor who completed many of the National D-Day Memorial’s statuary pieces both prior to and after the dedication in 2001 has passed away after a long battle with cancer.  He was 72 years old.