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Today's News

  • Thaxton NEED team explores energy

        A former Thaxton NEED team member came home last week to talk to the current students about Virginia Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) car.
        Eli White, who will complete a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech this spring, was a member of the NEED team from 1999 until 2002 when he moved on to Bedford Middle School. He’s co-leader of the HEVT at Tech that is working on the current three-year project.

  • Mother, daughter each named teacher of the year

    Martha Nowlin and Kim Bollinger have a lot in common.
        They’re both teachers at elementary schools in Bedford County—Martha at Big Island Elementary and Kim at Body Camp Elementary. They both love teaching; they both serve as coordinator for their school’s Consultation Team.
        They’ve both been named as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
        And there’s one more important connection they share—they are mother (Martha) and daughter (Kim).

  • Help Bedford try to win a fireworks display

        Erika Kuhfeldt of Bedford is hoping to win a fireworks display for the community this year.
        And she wants others to join in the effort.
         Kuhfeldt responded to a contest sponsored by the Destination America cable channel. Visitors to DestinationAmerica.com can enter their town in the contest to with a Fourth of July fireworks display. All you have to do is submit a short essay on “what makes your community worthy of a special celebration.”

  • LHS to host Special Olympics April 23

        For many of Alicia Schneider’s Adaptive Physical Education students, participating in the Special Olympics is the highlight of their year.
        Some in her Liberty High School classes begin asking about it the first day of school.
        That’s why when Schneider learned her students wouldn’t be able to participate in Roanoke’s Special Olympics this year, because the date coincided with the school’s spring break, she needed to take action.
        And needed to do it quick.

  • Pair of JF gridiron stars head to next level

     

    Monday was a happy morning in the halls of Jefferson Forest High School.  

    For on that day, a pair of Cavalier football standouts announced where it was that they'd play next season.  They backed up their words with signed letters of intent, as well.

    Ryan Crist will be heading to Emory and Henry, while A.J. Zellars Jr. is off to Ferrum.

  • Sports commentary: Training payback

     

    There is no medal for finishing in 16,974th place

    Since they give gold for first, silver for second and bronze for third, I suspect that 16,974th deserves something made of, oh, dirt or sticks or a discarded Gatorade paper cup.

    I should know, for I finished in 16,974th place last Saturday.

    That showing took place at the Monument Avenue 10K, held in Richmond.

    The organizers of this event are very clever.  You see, they don't call it the "Monument Avenue six-point-two miler."  

  • JF goes 3-1 against Amherst

     

    It wasn't a bad way to get ramped up.

    Jefferson Forest took on Amherst in a multi-sport set last Friday.  Against a school which seems to be improving in all of its sports, Jefferson Forest prevailed, for the most part.

    The soccer lads gave folks their money's worth, in terms of game duration.  If fans were paying on a per-goal basis, however, they'd have been sorely disappointed.

    The Lancers and Cavs remained scoreless throughout regulation and the first overtime period.

  • Liberty ladies leave Moneta with pair of wins

     

    The ladies of Liberty marched into Moneta to tangle with the Golden gals of Staunton River.

    When all was said and done, there were a couple of buses of Lady Minutemen singing with joy.

    The Liberty soccer crew flexed some defensive muscle in dispatching the River women by the score of 3-1.

    A bit later that Friday evening, the Liberty softball crew took care of their diamond counterparts in convincing fashion, 5-2.

     

    Soccermania

  • Golden Eagle men give rude welcome to visiting Liberty

     

    The Staunton River men played the roles of rude hosts to their guests from the northern part of Route 122.

    The Eagle diamondmen topped Liberty, 6-1, as their soccer counterparts were tending to the Minutemen, 2-1.

     

    River baseball rocks

    The Golden Eagle nine improved to 4-0 with the win over Liberty.

  • Making up for lost time: School day to begin earlier, go longer

     

    Employees and students have been notified that due to the high number of days missed this year due to inclement weather, the school system is now required to make-up more than 11 hours of instructional time to meet state requirements.