Today's News

  • Blue Ridge Optics chosen for trade effort

        Blue Ridge Optics, a company located in Bedford, has been selected for Virginia’s VALET program.

        The acronym stands for Virginia Leaders in Export Trade. It’s designed to help companies that already have an established domestic business and want to branch out into exporting. There are currently 50 companies participating.

  • Boys with a Dream get GA invite

        Members of Boys with a Dream were invited to the Virginia General Assembly on Monday.

         Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown arranged for the group to be honored by the Virginia General Assembly.
        The group was recognized by Delegates Terry Austin and Scott Garrett from the floor of the Assembly and a brief overview of this group’s accomplishments were noted.

  • McDonalds gets a makeover

        The Bedford McDonald’s that stands in the old Walmart plaza is getting a complete makeover. The restaurant has been there since 1989. It closed on Jan. 14, temporarily, for the makeover.

  • Moving On

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    It has been nearly a decade since the Jefferson Forest boy’s basketball team has made it to the Regional Tournament, all of the current players were still in elementary school.

    On Friday Feb. 16 not only did the Cavaliers return to the Regional Tournament but they took down Pulaski County 63-57 to get one step closer to the VHSL State Tournament.

  • Wrestling continues record year for Golden Eagles

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Last year the Staunton River Golden Eagles took four wrestlers to the VHSL State Championship meet and put one on the podium. This year the Golden Eagles had four wrestlers in the finals for their respective weight-class.

    This year’s team made program history by taking nine wrestlers to the State Championship.

  • Payback

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) Ospreys put their 11-game win streak on the line against rival Dayspring Christian Academy in the VACA Regional Semi-Finals on Friday Feb. 16. The Ospreys defeated the Lions 78-65.

    The Lions had been victorious in all three of the previous meetings between these two teams. The Ospreys had the opportunity to get them when it counted most.

  • Bees too much for Liberty

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Liberty put Brookville in a spot the Lady Bees had not often found themselves in this season. The Lady Minutemen completely flustered their opponent. An aggressive defense mixed with fast paced offense held Brookville scoreless for the first five minutes of the game.

  • Repeat

    Repeating as VHSL 4A State Championship was not the Jefferson Forest boy’s team’s main goal. Head Coach Marty Ponder said all he wanted was his team to swim their best swim and not worry about what they could not control.

    The Cavaliers did just that and got another State Championship for their efforts. Jefferson Forest won their second consecutive VHSL 4A State Championship 233-224 over second place Monacan High School. The girl’s finished in twelfth overall with 62 points.

  • State Wrestling Results

    3A Results

    • Staunton River, 4th Place- 111 points
    • Liberty, 22nd Place- 19 points

    • 2nd Place-Justin Mutter (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-Nathan Kearns (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-T.J. Tester (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-David Wilson (Staunton River)

    • 5th Place-Sam Kirtley (Staunton River)


    4A Results

  • Basketball: All-District Honors

    Boys Seminole District

    Player of the Year: Jordan Richeson (JF)

    First Team: Brock Swaney (JF), Roman Ridley (Liberty), Jordan Richeson (JF)

    Honorable Mention: Perry Warner (JF), Brad O’Donnell (JF)