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Today's News

  • School Board candidate forum

        Candidates for two Bedford County School Board seats squared off at a forum Thursday night at the Bedford Science and Technology Center.
        Jason Johnson, Charlotte Maxey and Jennifer Merritt are vying for the District 2 seat, currently held by Merritt; and Dr. John Hicks and Eric Thompson are vying for the District 3 seat held by Dr. Hicks. Both Merritt and Hicks were appointed to the board this year following resignations of those seats by Dave Vaden and Brad Whorley.

  • No regrets

    No regrets.
        That’s the response Chuck Neudorfer had a week after resigning his seat as chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors last week.
        Neudorfer, who represented District 2, did say he was sorry that he wasn’t able to fulfill his term for his constituents.
        But he’s not sorry to be away from what he says is an increasing problem with the way the board is handling its business.

  • Vikings pillage

      Two ships passed in the night, last Friday.

  • County football kingpin: Liberty

      Call them the rude guests.

  • A slice for all

      In previous years (as long as memory serves), Jefferson Forest has dominated nearly all facets of Bedford County cross country.

  • JF to visit Amherst in Seminole showdown

      Can lightning strike twice?  Jefferson Forest hopes it can when it takes on Amherst, a team it topped 24-21 a year ago.

  • Glassmen to visit Liberty this Friday

      Step right up for your last chance to catch the Liberty football squad on its home turf...at least in a regular season game:  It is quite possible for the M-Men to open the playoffs at home.

  • All on the line for Eagles

      The ramifications of Friday night's game between Staunton River and host Lord Botetourt are plain.  The Eagles need this win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

  • Personal opinions: A response to Rick Howell

    By Clifford Russell
    Forest

        I guess I should not be surprised Rick Howell is affiliated with Progressives.
        Mr. Cook’s statement of what I said is not accurate.  We were discussing what to do about the poverty produced by illegitimate children and I stated it would be better to execute the parents and put the child up for adoption.
        The following is the first section of my response to the article on the Progressive Web site.

  • Local GOP volunteer: Execute 'illegitimate' parents

    Mr. Clifford Russell’s letters in this paper have always made me chuckle; they’re so predictable and so extreme. He rants about something he calls the “atheistic, socialistic media.” He links Democrats to the Devil Himself, blaming our party for every possible social ill.
        He presents his very extreme right-wing views as somehow “Christian,” and of course, by doing that, he thinks he can justify it.