Today's News

  • Study supports Amtrak stop here

        A recently completed study presents favorable numbers for having an Amtrak stop in Bedford once rail service is completed between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
        The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative (BFRRI), a group of local officials and residents from Bedford and Franklin counties welcomed the findings of the study to assess the feasibility of a passenger rail station in the town of Bedford.

  • Chamber members briefed on General Assembly session

        A portion of the Bedford area’s General Assembly delegation, Senator Steve Newman, Delegate Scott Garrett and Delegate Terry Austin, addressed a Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering Thursday morning.

        “We’re all still missing Lacey Putney,” commented Newman.

  • Students from county elementary schools take part in Honors Choir event

        A rehearsal of the Bedford County Honors Choir at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS), Friday, demonstrated that fifth graders can be civilized.

        The Honors Choir consists of 107 fifth grade children from every elementary school in the county. The goal was to provide them a day-long musical opportunity with a professional conductor and accompanist.

  • LHS Theatre presents musical

        Liberty High School Theatre continues to grow and is offering area residents the opportunity to spend “A Year with Frog and Toad” this weekend.

        The musical production will be presented April 15 and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the LHS auditorium.
         The cost is $10, general admission and promises to be an event for the entire family, according to Shayna Crews, director of theatre, dance and career internship at LHS.

  • 2016 BYRA /ML Realty Regatta

    The annual BYRA Spring Sailing Regatta will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Pelican Point Yacht Club, Smith Mountain Lake
        This premier racing event is held on the Blackwater River at Smith Mountain Lake and is open to all keel boats.
         This year’s Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and it is sponsored by the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), and for the seventh consecutive year, by Title Sponsor Mary Lou McDonald, owner and principal broker of ML Realty in Huddleston.

  • Deputies honored for courage, service in face of danger

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office honored a number of deputies Tuesday morning; four of them were honored for courage.

        “These four deputies are being cited for “bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice in risking their lives to protect the survivor/victim of the tragic incidents at Bridgewater Plaza and Breezy Hill Road, Vinton,” Sheriff Mike Brown commented.

  • Staunton River defeats two Blue Ridge teams

    Sports Editor

            Staunton River couldn’t have asked much more from its pitching staff last week. The Golden Eagles boys baseball team started its district play this past week taking on William Fleming and William Byrd.
            River defeated Byrd 10-0 in five innings on Friday, April 8. “Byrd is probably one of our biggest rivals so it’s a game we always gear up for,” said Coach Brian Divers.

  • JF girls stay ahead in Lacrosse

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest girls lacrosse team is setting records for the school and setting new standards for the program.
        The Lady Cavaliers hosted William Byrd on Wednesday, April 6 and defeated Byrd 20-12. “We always love playing William Byrd,” said Coach Ava Rupert. “Their [Byrd] program is like ours and they have worked very hard to get to the status of the VHSL. It was one of those games where we’re just happy that we’re both there.”

  • Jefferson Forest tennis falls to E.C. Glass

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest girls tennis team took on County rival Liberty Thursday, April 7. The Lady Cavaliers dominated the courts winning 8-1 against Liberty, rebounding from a loss to E.C. Glass. 
        “Overall we had a pretty good week, even with the loss. It was good to see that our girls came out more aggressive against Liberty and didn’t dwell on the night before,” said Coach Brady Taylor.

  • Liberty girls defeat Amherst

    Sports Editor

        Liberty girls soccer swept past Amherst with a 8-0 victory on Tuesday, April 5.
        “We possessed the ball extremely well against Amherst and were able to patiently build attacks,” said Coach Jeff Steele.
        The Lady Minutemen scored the first goal at 22:00 into the match. Grace Parker scored the first Liberty goal.