Today's News

  • McDonnell thinks twice about Confederacy

        You’ve got to hand it to Governor Bob McDonnell; he knows how to put his finger in the wind and discern the prevailing political direction, even when it runs counter to his ultraconservative instincts.

  • Toyota, Toyota, Toyota!

        I wonder if this is politically motivated?

        Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported (Page B1 of the Apr. 6 edition) that Toyota faces a $16.4 million fine in the United States. According to this news article, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is seeking the fine, accusing Toyota of knowingly hiding a problem with sticky gas pedals from U. S. regulators. This is the maximum fine allowed under U. S. law and vastly exceeds the previous record of $1 million.

  • New football coach at SRHS

    The long search is over.  As a result, Staunton River has itself a new head varsity football coach.  But, he is no stranger to the school.

  • Cavs overwhelm E.C. Glass

      The potential to be a juggernaut.

    That’s the early assessment on Jefferson Forest’s baseball team.  

  • Pay to Play details emerge

      In a good news-bad news development, Bedford County athletes got a glimpse of what Pay to Play (P2P) will mean to them in the near future.

  • Sports commentary: Let's fix this

      When I was about to get married, my father pulled me aside.

    He told me, “Son, I’m going to give you the secret to having a good marriage.

  • Jury recommends life sentence for Wesley Earnest

    Though Wesley Earnest had some friends in Chesapeake believing he was a single, multi-millionaire, too rich to work for the FBI, a six-man, six-woman Bedford County jury had its say Monday, convicting him as a first-degree murderer.

  • Falling Creek planting 750 trees this Saturday

          The Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department (BCPRD) will be working with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), members of the BC Agriculture Economic Advisory Board (AEAB) and volunteers, to enhance areas along stream banks and to re-establish areas of habitat for a variety of wildlife at Falling Creek Park.

  • Kiwanis finds a new project

        Bedford’s Kiwanis Club has been looking for a service project ever since Safe Haven, an after school program for disadvantaged children folded.

        According to James Stanley, their goal has been to serve children, so they decided to help Liberty High School. Last week, Stanley presented a check for $2,500 to Mary Branden, the school’s principal. The money represents proceeds from the club’s annual Lobsterfest, held at the Welcome Center in October.

  • Teaching by example

        Children at The Growing Place, a preschool at Bedford Baptist Church, received a lesson in bicycle safety by somebody who they took seriously.

        Officer Shannon Walker, of the Bedford City Police Department’s bicycle patrol, showed up with his bicycle to talk about safety. He stressed the importance of wearing a helmet, and that the children should ride with their parents and not ride in the street.


        “The helmets are a very important part of bicycle safety,” he said.