Today's News

  • Could be a good year for GOP

        This should be a good year to be running as a Republican.

  • Grandpa’s example

        Picture the following:

        You are summoned to the reading of the will of your recently deceased grandfather.

        You have mixed feelings about it.  Sure, you’re sad to see the old fella go.  He was always very kind to you.

        There is, however, that lingering resentment about his reneging on a promise of footing the bill for your college education.

  • Biggest loser: County preps

    The local varsity sports teams had best make long runs in this winter’s post-season.

    That’s because, if the ax-wielders have their way, it might be the last go-round for some of these teams.

  • Lady Eagles complete Golden run


    Another year; another district title for the Staunton River Lady Eagles.

  • The Dehli Show

    It’s unfortunate that Todd and Luisa Dehli stopped at three.

    If they’d had a fourth son, they could have furnished their own relay team.

  • On the chopping block - sports commentary

     “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the fields of Eton.”

              -Duke of Wellington

  • Thaxton, Body Camp residents voice support for their schools

    It started with a prayer and ended with a fire alarm, but in between those attending a meeting at Thaxton Elementary School last Wednesday made sure the heart and soul of their message to school officials was clear — “save our school.”

  • A major loss, but everybody was safe

        The Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, along with units from Bedford, Saunders Point and Stewartsville, responded to a fire in a single-wide mobile home on Diamond Hill Road. Mobile home fires progress very fast but Pete Lewis, Moneta’s fire department president, said that firefighters got a head start on this one. They already had a unit headed in that direction, responding to an automobile accident, when the fire was reported.

  • First responder training pays

    The Moneta Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist the rescue personnel after a 14-year-old girl went over a steep embankment and into a creek off Rock Spring Road while sledding on Feb. 14. According to Pete Lewis, the fire department president, they were responding to a possible broken leg.

        As it turned out, nothing was broken, but her father, Michael Donner, said her knee is badly bruised.

        Donner said that she was sledding with other kids when her sled went off a six-foot drop-off into a ravine with a creek.

  • Staying healthy

    The Fifth Annual Women and Wellness Heart Health Luncheon drew 68 women, Friday, to learn about protecting their cardiovascular health. The luncheon was originally scheduled for Feb. 5, but had to be postponed due to that day’s heavy, wet snowfall.

        Alison Brooks, a nurse-practitioner with The Cardiovascular Group at Centra’s A. Stroobants Heart Center, was the speaker.