Today's News

  • Signing Day: College National Letters of Intent

    Sports Editor

        Two girls from Jefferson Forest High School signed their national letter of intent to the college of choice. Janelle Zellars and Jessica Pascadlo are both Seniors at Forest.

        Janelle Zellars, Jefferson Forest Softball, signed her national letter of intent to the University of Virginia on Nov. 12.

  • Bedford flies the Tricolor

        French flags, paired with American flags, were placed on street light poles in Bedford’s Centertown, Monday. The flags are due to the terrorist attack in Paris over the weekend and Town Manager Charlie Kolakowski said this was done to show solidarity with the French — showing solidarity at a time of tragedy.

        Kolakowski  said the  idea came from a  citizen who called his office.
        “I thought it was a good idea,” he said.

  • Big Island man honored for his actions in Vietnam

        Roger Goff was 20 when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1967. He was awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously, for his action that day. He was killed while dragging wounded men to safety.

        It was April 28, 1967, and his unit became involved in an intense firefight.

  • 4A and 3A State Championship

    Sports Editor
    Jefferson Forest
        Jefferson Forest girls cross country competed in 4A State Championship this past Friday, Nov. 13.

  • Minutemen fall to Lord Botetourt

    Sports Editor

        Inconsistency plagued Liberty all season long. That continued Friday night as the Minutemen fell 52-14 to Lord Botetourt in the first round of the 3A West playoffs.
        “We didn’t move them upfront consistently on offense and we didn’t tackle well when we were on defense. Thats a bad combination if you’re trying to win a playoff game,” said Liberty Coach Chris Watts.

  • River rolls past Bruins

    Sports Editor

        A rally in the third quarter vaulted Staunton River to a 61-21 victory over Blacksburg in the first round of the 3A West football playoffs last Friday.
        The air was cold and the wind was blowing so fiercely that the ball was unable to stay on the tee. Staunton River’s stands were packed with students, faculty, family and locals piled in to see just how far the Eagles could fly.

  • Memorial salutes veterans

        A crowd of almost 900 people turned out on a sunny, pleasant morning last week for the National D-Day Memorial’s annual Veterans Day program.

        Veterans Day originally started as Armistice Day, shortly after World War I, to commemorate the armistice that took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, ending that war.

  • The price was right

        For Laura Credle, August 17 was the best day ever.

        That’s the day she got to live out a life-long dream.
        That’s the day she got to run down the aisle – of the game show, The Price is Right.
        And this Thursday, Nov. 19, all of the nation will get to watch – including residents in the Bedford area.

  • Thanking our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • A new culture of leadership

    The American Idea – it’s what guided our Founders in creating a system of self-government. It’s at the root of American innovation, and the push by generation after generation to go places we have not before gone. The American Idea is about opportunity and freedom to prosper. As a Congress and as a nation, this Idea is something we cannot afford to ignore.