Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Wrong again


    Well, that was quick.

    The Penn State football program has seen the once-Draconian sanctions it received reduced in both impact and duration.

    Last Tuesday, the NCAA announced that it was granting Penn State eligibility for bowl selection this year.  Additionally, the school would be able to start dishing out the full allotment of scholarships in 2015, a number that has been significantly curtailed over the past two years.

  • Seminole volleyball: It's anyone's district


    By Mike Forster



    Thursday night at the courts told us at least one thing:  The Seminole District is up for grabs.

    After being dominated by Brookville last year and by Glass and JF (as well as the Bees) in recent years, this year, parity is the watchword.

    The district opened play with the defending champ taking on Jefferson Forest.  The Brookies, sorely hit by graduation, were no match for the senior-laden Lady Cavs.

    JF won 25-16, 28-26, 22-25, 25-14.

  • Eagles to host Pulaski County


    Another Friday night, another game against a school named for a Revolutionary War general.

    Having fallen last week to William Campbell, a school named for the brigadier general who was the hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Staunton River gets to host Pulaski County.  Casmir Pulaski, a brigadier general in George Washington's army, is considered the father of American Cavalry.

  • From soup to 'Nuts!'


    It was time to dish up some Cream of Single Wing soup.

    William Campbell entertained the Golden Eagles of Staunton River at the Soupbowl Friday night.

    In a slugfest between a pair of throwback offenses, the Generals prevailed, stunning their visitors and knocking them down to 0-3 for the year.

  • Raiders rebuffed


    Consider last year avenged. 

    Jefferson Forest repelled a bunch of Raiders from Appomattox in neat fashion last Friday, winning to the tune of 43-27.

    After last year's stunning loss to the Raiders, JF made sure there would be no repeat this time around.

    Scoring on their first two possessions of the game, the Cavs seemed in solid control of things.

  • Streaking into Bedford...


    Harrisonburg will be the next course on the Minutemen's plate.

    The Blue Streaks are off to a horrendous start, though that doesn't merit overlooking them.

    In Week 1, they were pounded by E.C. Glass to the tune of 50-7.  A week later, they were bested by Handley, 35-0.  That's two games played under mercy-rule expediting.

  • Minutemen: Bee-Bopped!


    Playing the role of the Ukraine to Brookville's Russia, Liberty surrendered huge swaths of land in falling to the Bees, 28-7.

    And, like today's Ukrainians, the lads of Liberty found themselves frustrated, overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to overcome the situation in which they found themselves.

    Worse, any remediation of their woes will have to come from within.

    Going in, this Liberty team featured exactly zero players who know the taste of a varsity win over the Bees.

  • Forest man charged with attempting to abduct boy, attacking several others

    A Forest man has been arrested for attempting to abduct a 13-year-old boy Monday at a bus stop, as well as attacking several other residents.

    At 8:22 a.m. Monday, September 8, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Jane Randolph Street in Forest after receiving a call from a mother who reported that her 13 year old son had returned home from his bus stop.

  • Board delays decision on whether to close Thaxton Elementary; Bedford Primary School won't close

    The Bedford County School Board voted to delay making a decision on whether to close Thaxton Elementary School Thursday. A vote could come by the end of this year, after staff has a chance to craft a plan for where students from that school would be be redistricted to attend.

    The board, at Thursday's special called meeting held at Bedford Science and Technology Center, did apparently rule out closing Bedford Primary School. The decision now apparently hinges on if, and when, Thaxton Elementary would be closed.

  • Helping American families save for higher education

    By Congressman Robert Hurt
    As students across Virginia’s Fifth District have settled into the school routine, many high school seniors are preparing to apply for college.  These preparations include more than achieving good grades and completing applications. The rising cost of higher education requires families to start planning for college years in advance, especially to pay for ever increasing tuition and other costs.