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Today's News

  • A good year for the tourism department

        According to Nicole Johnson, 2017 was a good year for the tourism department. The new year marks the beginning of her second year as the county’s director of tourism.

  • Exploring Mars

        Student teams from Forest Middle School, all eighth graders, presented their ideas on a Mars rover to Randolph College professors.

        The students are all in Caitlin Unterman’s Science Exploration class. Each team planned a Mars rover mission in detail. They had to figure out all the details of their rover, including instrumentation.
         The have to figure out how they will get to Mars and how they will land their rover without it burning up in Mars’ atmosphere or going splat when it lands.

  • Bower Center has new executive director

        The Bower Center for the Performing arts has hired a new executive director. Kim Soerensen, took over the part-time position on Dec. 4.

         Soerensen, who lives in Lynchburg, has taken a low profile during her first month on the job.
        “I need to get a sense of the community,” she said.

  • Burning boxwoods

        Last month the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department set fire to some of the boxwoods in the Wharton Garden. This is not something they normally do. Usually they put out fires, not start them.

  • Fire destroys farmhouse

        A Friday morning fire destroyed a two-story farmhouse that dated back to the 19th century.

  • Sports Day-ly: Officiating, the NBA's Biggest Flaw

    The NBA does not have a lot of flaws, especially in comparison to their long lost step brother–the NFL.
        

    With that being said, the NBA is very far from perfection. The biggest issue in the current NBA product has nothing to do with the players. Rather the officials who are in control of the game.
        

    I know officiating a basketball game is hard. I was an official for my final two years of middle school and my freshman year in high school.
        

  • Golden Eagles finish second at Holiday Hoops Classic

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles tested their skills against some of the top local teams in the area this holiday break. The team took part in the two-day Holiday Hoops Classic hosted by the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers.
        

    In the first game the Golden Eagles squared off against the Heritage Pioneers.
        

  • Liberty Wrestling finishes 2017 with a bang

    Over the holiday break the Liberty Minutemen wrestling team participated in the Big Orange Christmas Classic at William Byrd High School.
        

  • Jefferson Forest finishes 3rd in K-Guard Classic

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers took their talents to the Salem Civic Center this holiday break to take part in the K-Guard Classic.
        

    Eight teams competed in the tournament that ran over three days. Out of the eight teams Jefferson Forest finished third with a record of 2-1.
        

    The Cavaliers started the tournament with a matchup against the Broadway high school Gobblers. The Gobblers held a two point lead after the first quarter, 10-8.
        

  • Minutemen travel to Florida

       

    The Liberty Minutemen varsity basketball team took a big step this holiday break. The team traveled nearly 800 miles to Northwest Florida State College to compete in the Go Southern Beach Blowout.
        

    Liberty took on three separate teams, none of which are from Virginia, to continue to grow as a team and find its first win. While the win never came the boys competed with all three teams they faced.