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Today's News

  • Liberty hoop men fall to Heritage

     

    Defense, free-throw shooting and hustle are nice.  But they don't make up for poor shooting and a lack of rebounding.

    Such was the case on the second day of the new year, when the Liberty hoopster lads found themselves on the short end of a 59-54 game at Heritage.

    The Minutemen had a hard time penetrating the Heritage perimeter to effect.  In a physical contest, the Pioneers improved to 1-0 in Seminole play (4-2, overall).

  • Wrestlemania

     

    Liberty Christian Academy's turn-of-the-year wrestling tournament is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence.

    So are the Bedford County grapplers who participate in it.

    All three local teams finished in the top half of the scoring, with Jefferson Forest and Staunton River logging in top-five performances.  Liberty wound up 13th in a 26-team field.

    Here's how the teams fared:

    1.  Poquoson           242.5

  • School canceled Tuesday

    Bedford County Public schools will be closed Tuesday due to low temperatures and high winds.

     

    “We don't want kids at bus stops,” said Ryan Edwards, the school division's spokesman.

    Edwards said the weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop down to two degrees with 30 mph winds. This would produce of wind chill of minus 15 degrees.

  • Ending empire: A vision for the future

    For a long time now, conservatives have been shouting “Benghazi, Benghazi” at the top of their lungs, asserting that the deaths there of the U.S. Ambassador and others represent a great crime of President Obama.
        Surely, they claim, the entire episode was the fault of an administration asleep at the wheel in the face of yet another Al Qaeda attack. They even allege a “cover-up” of the truth.

  • Rebuilding the Russian Empire
  • Pilot program seeks to help families

        Sometimes volunteering for something works out really well.

        Andy Crawford, Bedford County’s director of social services, attended a conference of social services directors from across the Commonwealth last year. At the conference, the state director of social services asked for volunteers among the local directors to come up with ideas that had the potential to be replicated elsewhere in Virginia. Crawford volunteered. He found out, after volunteering, that there was grant money attached.

  • Faithful flexibility

        Holy Name of Mary and Resurrection are the only two Roman Catholic churches in Bedford County. 

  • Driving defensively

        The convoy escort team that Staff Sergeant Joshua Carter led in Afghanistan had a lot of challenges. In addition to the Taliban, the roads themselves were hazardous. The roads were narrow and the road surfaces were often in bad shape due to lack of maintenance and combat damage. Furthermore, there were no guardrails. In some places, going off the road would have meant tumbling down a mountainside. These were also very busy roads with lots of traffic.

        Then, there were Afghan drivers.

  • Bipartisan budget agreement

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    I am pleased to report that last week, for the first time in five years, Congress agreed upon a federal budget.  The House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a vote count of 332-94.

     

  • Best wishes for a joyous Christmas

    Everywhere you look it is clear that Christmas is here. Christmas carols play on the radio, store windows are filled with elaborate displays, parades make their way down the street, and children line up to meet Santa Claus.