Today's News

  • Democracy still isn’t safe from the left

        This year’s presidential campaign was almost as much fun as a barrel of rattlesnakes. One Facebook friend commented that Clinton vs Trump made her think of a video she saw of a snake chasing a rat. She wasn’t sure which candidate was the rat and which was the snake.
        I was grimly satisfied when I learned, Wednesday morning that Donald Trump won. This demonstrated what a wretched candidate Hillary Clinton was. Even Donald Trump could defeat her.

  • The ‘uneducated’ voter

        It’s really a shame that some supporters of Hillary Clinton have resorted to name calling when it comes to trying to discern why their candidate lost.
        President-elect Trump’s supporters have been labeled as “uneducated,” “racist” and “stupid.”
        Take this week’s Liberal Agenda column that appears on this page. Rick Howell writes: “We just let legions of the uneducated choose our president...”

  • D-Day Memorial to get new welcome center

        April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, donned a hard hat last week for a ceremonial ground breaking for a new visitors’ center.

        “The last time I had a hard hat on for an event here was 16 years ago,” she commented.
        At that time, the only structure completed a the Memorial was the arch and the plaza around it. Everything else was yet to be built.

  • He voted...and then shot a big buck

        As he has done for the better part of his life, 103-year-old Clyde Roberts turned out to vote last Tuesday.

  • Jefferson Forest girls finish fourth

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest girls cross country team finished fourth at the State Championship last Friday and Saturday at the Great Meadows state course in The Plains, Va.
        Forest finished with a total of 135 points. E.C. Glass took first place with 36 points, Loudon Valley was second with 88 points, and Grafton High was third with 117.

  • Extra Points: November

        The past few weeks have been crazy, people were so concerned about making sure everyone got out and voted and when they did and the polls we had been hearing on the news channels for the last three months were wrong people took to the streets.
        Of course, this is not the first time in the last year people have taken to the streets for protests and it definitely isn’t the first time that the protests turned into riots.

  • From one Warrior to the Next

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Last year Staunton River traveled down to Magna Vista to take on the defending State Champions for a ticket to the state game in the semi-final round of the playoffs. Unfortunately the Golden Eagles lost and the game ended their season.

  • Eagles dominate first round of playoffs

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        It wasn’t quite the 164 points from last year’s meeting with Western Albemarle but the Staunton River running game was strong enough for an 87-40 victory. In the process, the Golden Eagles set a record high score at the stadium.

  • Crash on Va. 122 claims trucker's life

        A north-bound tractor-trailer rig, pulling an empty trailer, crashed into a house on Va. 122, located on a curve just south of the twin bridges.

        The crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. Thursday. The truck, a 2009 Windstar 5700, was traveling north when it ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the unoccupied house. The tractor trailer was driven by Nash Ranza Boyd, 42, of Stuart, Virginia. Boyd was killed in the crash.

  • Our nation’s veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

    By Congressman Robert Hurt