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Today's News

  • Bedford County Posts Strong Performance at LCA

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles, Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Liberty Minutemen competed in the LCA Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.
        

    The tournament began on Friday Jan. 5 and concluded the following day on Saturday Jan. 6.
        

    A total of 22 teams took place in the tournament. Staunton River finished third overall with 193.5 points. Jefferson Forest tied for seventh overall with 127.5 points and Liberty finished eleventh overall with 80 points.
        

  • Jefferson Forest tops Rustburg

    In their first game at home since a third place finish in the K-Guard Classic the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers throttled Seminole District rival Rustburg. Two big offensive quarters pushed the Cavaliers past the Red Devils 66-46.
        

    The Cavaliers opened the game by outscoring the Red Devils 20-12 in the first quarter. That would be one of two quarters that the Cavaliers scored 20 points in.
        

  • Sports Day-ly: National Championship caps off great year for College Football

    The 2017-18 College Football season wrapped up with a barn burner of a National Championship Game. Nick Saban did what Nick Saban does best and led Alabama to its fifth National Championship in nine years becoming the fastest program to ever accomplish that.
        

    Now we’re faced with the task of figuring out who the real National Champion is.
        

  • He’s president of the worst people

        As Donald Trump’s beleaguered and unpopular presidency stumbles into 2018, it’s still quite possible to wonder about the people who continue to support this ridiculous figure. Who, exactly, are they?
        Well, we first knew them as “angry whites,” because that’s the phrase that was widely used after what I correctly called “The Great Stupidity of 2016.” Surely we’ve seen nothing since then to doubt that. Trump voters were mostly white, after all.

  • Make Christmas great again

        Last month, Rick Howell, in his Liberal Agenda, offered the opinion that President Donald Trump has made it a terrible year. Retailers wouldn’t agree. This Christmas saw the highest level of spending ever. This level of spending would indicate that, aside from “Democratic” Party political hacks, Americans in general wouldn’t agree that it was a terrible year.

  • Bedford gets national applause for it’s budget

        A local government’s budget may sound like a dreary subject, but it’s important. The budget descrbeds how the money you pay in taxes will be spent.

  • A good year for the tourism department

        According to Nicole Johnson, 2017 was a good year for the tourism department. The new year marks the beginning of her second year as the county’s director of tourism.

  • Fire destroys farmhouse

        A Friday morning fire destroyed a two-story farmhouse that dated back to the 19th century.

  • Sports Day-ly: Officiating, the NBA's Biggest Flaw

    The NBA does not have a lot of flaws, especially in comparison to their long lost step brother–the NFL.
        

    With that being said, the NBA is very far from perfection. The biggest issue in the current NBA product has nothing to do with the players. Rather the officials who are in control of the game.
        

    I know officiating a basketball game is hard. I was an official for my final two years of middle school and my freshman year in high school.
        

  • Golden Eagles finish second at Holiday Hoops Classic

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles tested their skills against some of the top local teams in the area this holiday break. The team took part in the two-day Holiday Hoops Classic hosted by the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers.
        

    In the first game the Golden Eagles squared off against the Heritage Pioneers.