Today's News

  • Softball preview: Liberty


    The Liberty ladies have much to anticipate.  

    True, the team graduated one of the finest pitchers to ever hurl the tater for the Minettes.

    Yes, the team graduated some fine leadership, as well.

    But, the Liberty crew is a skilled one; young, but with buckets of experience.

    In fact, the team should be poised to do well over the next couple of years.

    But the focus, of course, is on this upcoming season.  And, going in, the Lady Minutemen look solid.

  • Softball preview: Staunton River


    It's a new look for the Staunton River diamond ladies.

    New coach.  New conference.  Some new faces.

    Whether that all translates into a new finish in the Blue Ridge remains to be seen.

    In other words, there's a lot of unknown here.  But those unknowns will become clear as the season progresses, no doubt.

  • Baseball preview: Staunton River


    The Staunton River Golden Eagles are among the favorites to win the Blue Ridge District title.

    Say what?

    We're saying that the team has a legitimate shot to claim the district championship.

    Yes, we're talking about the same Staunton River which has been kicked around the district, both Seminole and Blue Ridge, virtually since the school was founded.

  • Baseball preview: Liberty


    On paper, the Liberty Minutemen don't shape up as the top dogs of the Seminole District.

    That assertion, however, means exactly zero in the central part of the County.  The Minutemen should be gritty and determined.  Throw in a good dose of solid pitching and aggressive hitting, and they should be positioned to give teams a run for their money.

    Whether that translates into a run for district (or conference) glory remains to be seen.

  • Baseball preview: Jefferson Forest


    Hello, again!

    Last spring saw the retirement of JF coaching legend Jim Thacker.

    Now, Ryan Gilleland will lead the team on the field named for his chief mentor.

    It's not the first time for Gilleland to take the helm.  A couple of years ago, he filled in as Thacker took a sabbatical year to watch his sons play at Roanoke College.

    This time, the position is his on a more permanent basis.

  • Text of Robert Hurt's monthly video address

    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below:

    Video Address Text

  • National FFA Week highlights the importance of agricultural education

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • Stopping government abuse

    Whether in the form of new regulations on businesses or mandates on families created under the new health care law, increasing executive overreach and government abuse is only growing the size and scope of the federal government. This trend is not the way to spur the economic growth and job creation our nations needs.


  • Getting ready for the final budget proposal

    By Delegate Terry Austin
    19th District

  • How will ObamaCare affect us?

        This week in Richmond, Virginia’s two-year budget became the latest front in the battle over the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as ObamaCare.  And because Governor McAuliffe and Democrat senators have been devoted to the federal healthcare law and fiercely defending it, one of my measures to gather needed information on the law’s impact on Virginians was put on hold by a Senate committee.