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Today's News

  • 'Matt' of All Trades

    Matt Uselton, Liberty’s new head golf coach,  stepped into an unfamiliar role... or rather, sport, in June 2017. The English teacher has been coaching since the early 2000s, but is tackling the challenge of coaching his third different sport.

    Uselton’s athletic coaching career began at William Byrd in 2005 with boys varsity tennis. He also assisted with Byrd’s JV girls soccer team for a season. He then moved into Bedford County where he assisted Staunton River’s boys soccer team with former Liberty teacher, Kris McCoy.

  • 'Matt' of All Trades

    Matt Uselton, Liberty’s new head golf coach,  stepped into an unfamiliar role... or rather, sport, in June 2017. The English teacher has been coaching since the early 2000s, but is tackling the challenge of coaching his third different sport.

    Uselton’s athletic coaching career began at William Byrd in 2005 with boys varsity tennis. He also assisted with Byrd’s JV girls soccer team for a season. He then moved into Bedford County where he assisted Staunton River’s boys soccer team with former Liberty teacher, Kris McCoy.

  • Hunter Allen breaks cycling down to a science

    When you think of athletic training, you might think of grit, sweat, hard work and pushing physical boundaries. When Hunter Allen, founder and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group (PCG), thinks about training, he thinks about the data.

    The data that Allen uses to design tailor-made training programs for his clients comes from their bike’s power meter.

  • Hoops-Kid inspires change

    For four weeks, Edmund Street Park was an oasis.

    That’s how MarTrey Stevens, one of Hoops-Kid three leaders, described the site of the newly revamped program that aims to teach youth participants important principles of life through basketball. 

    “Nothing else mattered to those kids on the basketball court,” said Stevens. "They don’t see color, they don’t see sex, they don’t see anything else. When we were at (Edmund Street Park), it was like our own little world... our perfect world of equality.”

  • Local residents gather to promote unity

        Following Saturday’s hate-filled clash in Charlottesville, a group of area residents gathered in Centertown Park in Bedford Sunday to express unity, love and peace.

  • Viewing the solar eclipse on Monday

        Students and staff in Bedford County Public Schools will be able to view the solar eclipse Monday thanks to donations from a number of individuals and businesses to purchase proper eyewear.

  • ‘Love Where You Live’

    By Nicole S. Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Do you remember the Faberge commercial that showed a woman (Heather Locklear) who “told two friends” about a product, and they told two friends, and so on and so on? That commercial was introduced about 35 years ago if you can believe it.  But the concept still applies today.

  • LOVE SML

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

        It’s mid-summer and there’s no end in sight for the travelers heading to Smith Mountain Lake.  At the SML Visitor Center located at Bridgewater Plaza, our staff and volunteers have the unique opportunity to speak with everyone who enters our doors.  A larger than usual number are first-time visitors and many have expressed their joy in discovering Smith Mountain Lake.  In fact, they LOVE this region.

  • Organized Labor launches 2017 campaign

        WILLIAMSBURG  ---   Your favorite liberal columnist is in this historic city for the Annual Virginia State Convention of the AFL-CIO. Here, we will endorse those we judge as the most “worker friendly” candidates for this fall’s General Assembly elections.
        All 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for election this year, and Virginia Democrats have seen a dramatic surge in nominated candidates, due to “resistance” reaction to the Trump debacle in Washington, D.C.

  • Bear baiting

        President Donald Trump has signed a bill that codifies sanctions against Russia that Barack Obama had set by executive order. This means that they can only be repealed by Congressional action. President Trump had little choice but to sign the bill. It had passed by such huge margins that a presidential veto would have surely been overridden.