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Today's News

  • Car tax relief increased

        Bedford County’s supervisors, in a called meeting Monday evening, voted 6-0 to increase the county’s car tax relief from 44 percent to 46.5 percent. District 6 Supervisor John Sharp was absent.
        After the vote, the supervisors held a work session in which Deputy County Administrator Reid Wodicka updated them on the progress of county capital improvement projects and a draft copy of guiding principles for capital improvement planning.

  • Tuck is running as an independent

        Edgar Tuck, a lifelong county resident, is seeking the District 2 Supervisor’s seat as an independent.

        He, his father, Billy Tuck, and his brothers own a farm that raises Angus cattle — they have 240 head of cattle on the farm, which  is  under a conservation easement.

  • Sylvester is running as a Democrat

        Fred Sylvester, who is running for the District 2 supervisor seat, has a varied background.

        He started out as a West Virginia state trooper and moved to Virginia to work as a criminal investigator for the Commonwealth.

  • O’Connor is running as a Republican

        Brian O’Connor is running as a Republican for the District 2 supervisor seat that Curry Martin is vacating when his term expires at the end of this month. Martin recruited him to run and feels that O’Connor’s approach to government is much like his.

  • LHS adopts school damaged in flood from hurricane

        Dr. Kathleen Dills couldn’t be more proud of her school.

  • Jefferson Forest golf makes it six in a row

    Jefferson Forest’s golf team secured their sixth consecutive Seminole District match win of the season over Liberty Christian Academy, Amherst, and Heritage at Ivy Hills GC on Sept. 5.

    The Cavs nearly dropped their first Seminole District match on Aug. 30 but squeaked out the win by one stroke thanks to Isaac Simmons’ clutch six-foot birdie on the ninth hole. This time, Forest garnered a more comfortable ten-stroke win. The Cavs shot a collective 145 to best LCA by ten strokes, Amherst by 21 strokes and Heritage by 84 strokes.

  • Liberty revives competition cheer program

    Liberty high school is officially bringing back their competition cheer program for the fall 2017 season.

    Cassidy Hall, who is in her second year as the varsity sideline cheer coach, will also be spearheading the competition cheer program.

    Hall, currently in graduate school at Liberty University, brings a wealth of cheer expreience to an inexperienced competition cheer squad. Hall cheered for four years at Liberty University and was a member of Team USA in 2015.

  • Bedford County's XC teams clash at Knights Cross meet

    Liberty, Jefferson Forest and Staunton Rivers’ cross country teams clashed at the Knights Crossing meet in Salem.

  • Cavalier Fishing Club reels in first place at Philpott Lake

    Jefferson Forest’s Cavalier Fishing Club got off to an impressive start  by capturing first and seventh place at its first team tournament, the BNVA Youth HS South No. 1 at Philpott Lake on Sept. 10.

    This tournament was the first of three State qualifying tournaments held by Bass Nation Virginia (BNVA). The top five pairs of each tournament immediately qualify for the State tournament that feature teams from northern Virginia. In this tournament, the teams of two were given a five fish limit of 12 inches or better.

  • Lynsey Ball uses sports to battle cystic fibrosis

    Lynsey Ball radiates positivity. In just a short, ten-minute conversation, Ball’s hyper, bubbly attitude is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. You would never guess from her upbeat demeanor that Ball, a sophomore, three-sport athlete at Staunton River, has been battling cystic fibrosis (CF) her entire life.