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Today's News

  • Did Russia ‘elect’ Donald Trump?

        As the disaster of The Great Stupidity of 2016 sinks in, it’s more and more clear how the Electoral College Only victory of Donald Trump is complicated by his bizarre bromance with Vladimir Putin and Russia.
        As this was written, the CIA had announced that it was clear Russia had worked covertly to influence the election in favor of Trump. The Wikileaks revelations about DNC e-mails came from Russia.

  • China has a hissy fit

        Donald Trump seems to have triggered a hissing and spitting contest with China’s government by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president.

  • A great job!

        Congratulations to the Staunton River football team -- its players and coaches.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River school body and staff -- who celebrated with their classmates on such a phenomenal season.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River community at-large -- the many who turned out Friday morning for the send-off to Williamsburg and to the many who made their way east to Williamsburg to cheer the Golden Eagles on during Saturday’s 3A State Championship game.

  • Liberty boys defeat Rustburg

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty boys basketball team got its first win of the season against Rustburg last Friday. The Minutemen defeated the Red Devils 60-52 and gave Rustburg its first loss of the season.
        Liberty took a quick lead in the first period scoring 15 points and holding Rustburg to nine.
        The Minutemen then doubled its score in the second period and went into halftime leading 30-23.

  • Liberty Wrestling

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        LHS competed in a tri-match against Amherst and Rockbridge on Wednesday, December 7.
        The Liberty Matmen wrestled Rockbridge first and fell 51-24.

  • Liberty and JF girls remain undefeated

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Liberty Girls basketball defeated Alleghany in the Austin Cloyd Memorial Tournament last Friday. The Lady Minutemen defeated the Mountaineers 53-36.
        Liberty took the lead in the first period with 13 points. Alleghany held the Lady Minutemen to only nine points in the second period. LHS led 22-16.
        The Lady Minutemen extended their lead in the third scoring 14 and only allowing the Mountaineers six.

  • County Swim meet

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Bedford County swim meet took place at the Bedford YMCA on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
        The Jefferson Forest boys placed first with 172 points, Staunton River placed second with 18 and Liberty placed third with 14.
        In the boys 200 yard medley relay, Jefferson Forest placed first and second. SR and LHS didn’t have relay teams.

  • Now you can check out a telescope from the library

    By Jack Gross

    President
    Blue Ridge Astronomy Club

        The Bedford County Public Library System has a new telescope to lend out to anyone who has a library card for awesome views of the night sky.     
        This instrument is a great introduction to the galaxies and stars that fill the sky. With this easy to use and transport, telescope, you and your kids can see the craters on the moon, most of the planets, including the rings of Saturn, and Jupiter’s  four moons.

  • Extra Points: A loss is never easy

        A trophy or title does not define a person or a team. The Staunton River team has worked so hard to overcome the stigma that was put on them. They have proved to a community that once didn’t believe a State title could ever be in their future that it was.        They have overcome the loss of students, friends, and fellow athletes. They went to a State Championship and played one of the toughest games all season.
        They played all 48 minutes and never gave up.

  • One hard fought battle

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        There was a crisp breeze in the 40 degree weather and fans filed into the Stadium, the band came in and the student section came in, everyone was there to support the Golden Eagles first ever State Championship appearance. Everyone bundled up so tight, just so they could enjoy watching some Staunton River football as the Golden Eagles got set to face the Blacksburg Bruins.