Today's News

  • The league of Justis


    The new year got off to a rip-roarin' start on the mats.

    Liberty Christian Academy hosted its annual kick-off-the-year tourney this past weekend.  It featured all three Bedford County squads, which turned in a mixed bag of results when all was said and done.

    That's mixed bag, as in "bad news and good news."

    The bad news is Jefferson Forest and Staunton River finished further back than was expected (at least by this newspaper).

  • Democrats must be progressive alternative

        In politics, the New Year will mostly be one that sets the stage for the next presidential election in 2016.
        At this point, no one can predict who will be the Republican nominee to face the expected choice of the Democrats: Former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, one of the most formidable political personalities of our time.

  • More Barack Obaloney?

  • A momentous year

    It's New Year's Eve, the very last day of 2014. It's always amazing how fast a year flies by. It seems like we were just celebrating the Fourth of July, blinked, and suddenly Christmas is over and 2014 is about to slip from present reality into history.
        It's been a momentous year for Bedford County.

  • Dr. Gladwell retires

        Dr. David Gladwell, a Bedford optometrist, is calling it quits.

        Actually, he retired a couple of years ago when he sold his practice, Bedford Family Eye Care. However, he continued practicing on a part-basis with the practice. It’s been a slow retreat into retirement for Dr. Gladwell, who is now 70.

  • Plunging oil prices deliver Christmas gift

        The reports are in:  Santa’s recently-completed trip around the world was accomplished significantly under budget.

  • Arrington still on board of supervisors

    District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrignton announced his resignation at the Board of Supervisors’ last meeting in 2013. Now, more than a year later, he’s still on the board. Arrington has never specified a date for the resignation to take effect.

        Arrington is a builder and he cited some large projects in North Carolina, that he’s working on, as the reason for resigning. In an interview, he cited some zoning issues he was addressing and “trying to prevent the tax increase” as his reasons for staying on.

  • Sports commentary: New Year hopes


    Over the next couple of days, you'll hear people wish you a Happy New Year.

    The sentiment is a good one, even if the well-wisher has no idea what a happy new year might look like to you.

    If given the opportunity to craft a happy new year, as well as a happy year, this is how it would look through my sporting eyes.

  • From Rust-bust to soup-whoop


    These country boys can play some roundball.

    Last weekend, four schools got together for a basketball tourney at Rustburg:  the host school, Staunton River, Buckingham County and William Campbell.

    While those schools may well have four of the best Future Farmers of America programs in the state, they showed that there are some barn-mounted hoops that have been getting a workout.

    While Rustburg took the top prize, Staunton River showed that it has fire in the belly and can be a force this season.

  • Wishing you a season of peace and good will

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    As we gather with our families and friends during this holiday season, I hope you will join me in pausing to take account of our many blessings – the blessings of American freedom, American peace, and American prosperity.