Today's News

  • More faces missing at 68th anniversary

        Last week’s observance of the 68th anniversary of D-Day contained a reminder of the fact the the number of living D-Day veterans is dwindling.

        The front page of the program featured a photo of John Robert Slaughter as he looked in 1945. Slaughter, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s founding chairman of the board of directors, died the previous week. He was a 19-year-old sergeant with Roanoke’s Company D on D-Day.

  • SRHS grads: 'Seize the Day'

        “Carpe Diem — Seize the Day.”

  • 'Go make your mark'

        “We made it – we made it to this day,” proclaimed Liberty High School Class President Melanie Joy Smith to her fellow classmates.

  • JF grads urged to embrace change

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        On Saturday, Jefferson Forest High School Principal Tony Francis had advice for the graduating Class of 2012: life lessons are learned differently than school lessons.
        “In school, you learn and then you are tested,” Francis said. “In life, often you are tested and then you learn.”

  • Huddleston man enters plea in shooting death

    By Laura Enderson

    Intern Writer

        Michael Thomas Loboschefski, accused of killing an Amherst County woman in a shootout last August, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm in Bedford County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
        Loboschefski, 30 of Huddleston, was initially charged with aggravated malicious wounding, maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle, felony murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

  • People who know Ware are surprised by the charges

    “Quite a shock,” commented District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek. “I would have never thought that in a million years. That’s not the Tony I knew.”
        Cheek was responding to the charges in which Earl Anthony (Tony) Ware has been arrested on seven counts of embezzlement and seven counts of money laundering. The charges stemmed from Ware’s connection to the Big Island Fire Department, the estate of Hattie Routon and a benefit for children.

  • Former supervisor faces charges

        A six month investigation by the Virginia State Police has resulted in the arrest of a former member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.

        The investigation by the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation resulted in the indictment and arrest of Earl Anthony (Tony) Ware of Big Island in Bedford County on June 7.

  • Sports commentary: Father's Day

      There are few things that bond fathers and sons closer than sports.

  • Grand time for Miller, Witt

      Hard work has its reward.

  • Last-second goad does in Cavs

      After watching their female counterparts lose on a last-minute goal, the Jefferson Forest Cavs got to experience an even more painful ending.  The lads fell to Jamestown on an Eagle goal with less than 20 seconds remaining on the field clock.