Today's News

  • Breaking: Reese vaults into lead on Day 3 of Brawl

    HUDDLESTON, Va. –  Virtually lapping the field with a pristine Saturday, Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., opened up a 6-plus pound margin at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl, the third Bassmaster Elite Series event of the season.  The red-hot Reese continues to pile up the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points this year and at the conclusion of the tournament Sunday, he will be in the driver’s seat for what he deems the most coveted award in professional bass fishing.

  • Breaking: Williamson lands first day lead at Brawl

    HUDDLESTON, Va. – The sight bite was right for Jason Williamson Thursday on picturesque Smith Mountain Lake at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl. Williamson of Wagener, S.C., persevered through a frustrating morning eventually regrouping at his primary area and picking off enough spawning bass to accumulate 22 pounds, 9 ounces, good enough for a scant 1-plus pound lead over Bobby Lane of Lakeland, Fla.

  • Eagles stand 4-1 at break

    Staunton River Head Coach Brian Divers took a chance on Chance.

    It paid off big-time.

  • Minettes burning up diamond

    All aboard!  The bandwagon is moving out, so you’d best be a’ jumping on it.

  • Lady Cavs top Eagles in softball action


    That’s the way that Jefferson Forest played in topping the Staunton River softballers, 5-0.

  • Easter madness

      Many springtimes ago, my older brothers played a trick on my father.

  • Beauty and the Brawl

    The Beauty — Smith Mountain Lake — and the Brawl, the Elite Series anglers third stop of the 2010 season, meet up again this week to showcase the best bass fishing has to offer.

        The weather’s been great and SML promises to fish as good as it looks during the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl scheduled for this Thursday through Sunday, April 15-18.

  • GOP selects chairman

    An enthusiastic crowd packed Susie B. Gibson Auditorium at the Bedford Science and Technology Center for a Republican mass meeting Monday. Three hundred and thirty-two registered voters participated in an election that chose Nate Boyer as the new Bedford County Republican Party chairman, replacing Kevin Corwin who was stepping down.

  • Astride with Pride

    A fundraising event, held at Avenel and attended by 70 people, raised $6,000 for Astride with Pride, a therapeutic riding program.

        According to Stormi Shelton, who heads the program, the program has 35 riders this year. It’s a bit of a challenge because the program is down two horses. One horse has been retired and Dan, an enormous mule, died.

        Another challenge is that, like most non-profits, Astride’s budget has suffered due to the economic downturn.

  • Bedford’s 1st, 2nd Friday event

    Bedford held its first, 2nd Friday last week, sponsored by Bedford Main Street.

        Bedford Main Street went with the second Friday concept because Roanoke and Lynchburg already have a first Friday event. Rather than compete, Main Street decided to carve out its own niche.