Today's News

  • Prolific



    The battle for Bedford County got underway last week, with Jefferson Forest drawing first blood via a win over Staunton River.

    But it wasn't easy.

    The Cavs had their hands full with the undersized Eagles all evening.  In the end, the lads from Forest hung on for an 86-82 win in front of an undersized crowd at the Sabredome.

    "There wasn't a whole lot of defense played in this game," said JF Head Coach Paul Redgate.  "Still, we're very happy to get the win."

  • River wrestlers fall just short in own tourney


    When it comes to playing the gracious holiday party host, you'll find the Staunton River wrestling team is no Rachel Ray.

    For that matter, the Eagles are more on a par with the stingy Grinch or Bumble the Abominable Snowman, who plagued Rudolph and his pals.

    The Eagles outpaced 13 other teams in placing second at the Rumble.  LCA took top honors, edging the Rivermen.

    Top 15 teams

    1  LCA           218

  • To the mats, Men!


    It'll be a tough row to hoe.  But, the lads should be up for the challenge.

    And there will be lots of them to do so.

    The three local wrestling teams enter this year's fray operating under a format that looks tough to navigate.

    The VHSL's new structure has Liberty and Staunton River both situated in Region 3A-West.  So, in addition to dealing with the likes of Brookville (which has won the Seminole District 40+ consecutive years), the Minutemen and Eagles also have to deal with dreaded Christiansburg.

  • Jingle Bell Rock (and Run)


    The kickoff of the Bedford Christmas season was, once again, given an able assist in the form of the YMCA's Christmas Classic 5K race.

    As usual, the race drew a large throng, featured fun and festivities and had a special guest.  This time, however, the welcomed visitor wasn't the jolly guy in the red suit .


    Road conditions could change as wet roads freeze and more precipitation moves through
    SALEM – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews across the state have been mobilized today to treat roads as a wintry mix of precipitation has been affecting travel.
    Most roads in VDOT’s Salem District are currently in clear or minor condition, which means they are mostly wet with isolated slick spots.

  • The Virginia Republican train wreck

    Currently, the Virginia Republican Party is in the sorriest shape it’s been since the late 1960s, when a handful of GOP stalwarts began to build the party into something that could compete with Virginia Democrats.
        In the wake of the Democratic sweep of this November’s elections, and hampered by the right-wing extremists who have just about ruined it, the state GOP is sorely in need of a return to the drawing board.

  • Worst president, ever

        It’s a highly coveted title, one that former President Jimmy Carter has proudly held for more than three decades. Now, however, I think it’s time to award the crown of “Worst President, Ever,” to a new “winner.” Yes, I believe the time has come to grant the honor of “Worst President, Ever” to President Barack Hussein Obama. The office of President of the United States has hit a new, historic, low under Number 44.

  • Lynchburg man pleads guilty to computer solicitation

    Rogers, 38, of Lynchburg could spend a long time in prison after pleading no contest, in Bedford County Circuit Court last week, to four computer solicitation charges. According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, each of the charges carries a sentence of five to 30 years in prison, with a mandatory five year sentence.

  • Helping one of their own

        Goodview Elementary School is helping one of its own, a family that has taken a double-barreled hit.

  • Photo of horse goes viral

        A photograph of a horse in Bedford near Otter River Elementary School, tied to a telephone pole, has gone viral on the Internet, bringing responses from all over the country.

        The Bedford County Sheriff's Office and the Dispatch Center fielded hundreds of calls last week about the photo posted on Facebook and many people from throughout the country also contacted media outlets about it.
        But  the  calls  appear to be for nought, according to Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown.