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Today's News

  • Football Preview: Strong Staunton River squad looking toward State title

    Staunton River football’s hard work and dedication came to fruition last year, as the Eagles powered their way to the 3A State Championship final before falling short. This year, the Eagles are looking to claim the State title backed by an experienced, veteran senior class. Head coach Chuck Poston boasted his squad is the strongest he’s seen in nearly a quarter-century of coaching, and they’re ready to fight their way to the championship.

  • Football Preview: Liberty looks rebuild with youthful team

    Coming off a 2-8 season with a team stocked with underclassmen, head coach Chris Watts says his team is still growing. The Minutemen hope to secure a few more wins under their belt and continue gaining experience as the team still boasts mostly younger players. Here’s Watts’ take on his 2017 squad.

    What improvements has your team made since last year?

  • Bedford County's golf programs continue successful seasons

    As the majority of fall sports are just beginning, golf season is nearly halfway done.

    Bedford County’s high school golf programs have had great success thus far, with each capturing at least one top two finish.

    Jefferson Forest

    Jefferson Forest’s golf program, which has the most extensive schedule of the Bedford County high school teams, has been nearly unstoppable.

    The Cavs tallied five team wins in as many tournaments and claimed four individual wins as well.

  • Football Fever: Bedford County's programs wrap up preseason

    Friday night football is inching closer as Bedford County’s high schools wrapped up their preseason play with a final scrimmage on Aug. 17-18.

    Liberty faced off against two teams; Galax and George Wyth at Pulaski. The Minutemen split their time between the two teams, playing a half against each opponent.

    Liberty’s head coach, Chris Watts, was pleased with what he saw and noted several improvements.

  • Eclipse captures focus of nation

        The weather cooperated. A thunderstorm didn’t move in until late afternoon and the Bedford area had a clear view of the sun when the moon began to drift across it.

  • Extreme makeover

        Riding the wave of a renewed enthusiasm and excitement for the school, the Staunton River High School community has come together providing some major upgrades to the school.    

  • Lynch Station man charged with soliciting minor to produce child porn

    On August 4, 2017, Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC) began investigating a case involving the solicitation of Child Pornography.

  • Chesapeake man charged with coming to Bedford to solicit a minor to produce child pornography

    On August 1, 2017, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for an unknown adult male found inside of a Bedford County residence. The male had exited the home prior to arrival of Deputies and Investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (SOVA-ICAC), according to a report from the Bedford Countyo Sheriff's Office.

  • Stories of endurance

    By James F. Burns

    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        Four family stories of endurance begin in the Ohio wilderness of 1798.  A bone-chilling wind whipped through the forest, the howling harbinger of a driving snowstorm.  John Hosbrook had run into a blizzard on his homeward hike from the fort where he had replenished his family’s salt supply.  That family and a warm cabin awaited him—if only he could get there.

  • Racist slugs terrorize Charlottesville

        When liberals first pointed out that American racists were now known as “the alt right,” and calling themselves “white nationalists,” conservatives said, huh, what? We’ve never even heard of that, they claimed.
        Well, after last week’s tragic events in Charlottesville, they know about it now, don’t they? Or will they continue to bury their heads in the sand, and act as though Donald Trump wasn’t largely elected by racists, the “angry whites” we’ve heard so much about.