Today's News

  • Video announces snow day to students

        Snow days for Bedford County Public Schools are becoming a video sensation for students, parents and staff.

        Knowing that a possible snow event could lead to a closing announcement, BCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Edwards went to work to complete a new video announcing that potential free day for Facebook.
        And it’s a hit.

  • Manley III wins 2018 shootout

    Garnet Manley III, a sophomore at Jefferson Forest High School, won the 2018 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Richmond Junior Shootout, at Providence Golf Club in Richmond, Virginia, this past weekend. In harsh conditions Manley III shot 75-75. Temperatures were in the high 30’s to low 40’s both days with the wind chill making it feel like the 20’s.

  • JF impresses at New Balance Nationals

    Jefferson Forest’s Logan Sheppard, Patrick McCray, Bobby Nevarez and Tacelyen Hurt took their talents to New York March 9-11 to compete in the New Balance Nationals Indoor track and field meet.

    The boys took part in the 1600 meter Sprint Medley Relay event. With a time of 3:41.49 the team finished 18th in the Emerging Elite division.

  • Sports Day-ly: Maddening March

    One of my favorite things about arcades is the cool money machines that they have. The ones where you step in, the door closes, and you have 30 seconds to grab as much money as you can while a fan whips the dollar bills everywhere.

    When you walk in you are focused and prepared to get as many flying pieces of paper as possible. The goal is usually pretty high too. Sometimes people aim for $20, $50 or if confidence is sky high they’ll aim for $100.

  • Garrett is one of six House budget conferees

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

  • General Assembly session may extend past March 10 closing date

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        Only one week remains in the scheduled session of the 2018 General Assembly. This means that activity in both chambers is slowing down, as the finishing touches are put on the final versions of bills that have been agreed upon jointly by the House and Senate.

  • House budget is irresponsible

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        This week, Virginia Senate and House of Delegate budget conferees began negotiations after a bipartisan coalition in the Senate voted to substitute the House-backed Obamacare expansion budget with the fiscally responsible ($3.3 billion smaller) Senate plan.

  • House budget puts state’s fiscal future at risk

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        With one week left in the 2018 General Assembly session, agreements are being reached on legislation while conferees are beginning what promises to be the most challenging negotiations on the budget since 2014.
        The differences between the House and Senate budgets garnered most of the media coverage this week.  What was overlooked in these accounts was a stand taken by myself and several of fellow delegates before formal negotiations began.

  • Arming teachers is a lousy idea

        In 1999, after the first school gun massacre in Littleton, Colorado, the National Rifle Association barely waited two weeks to show up in town to hold a rally.
        Then-NRA President Charleton Heston stood on stage, held up a rifle, and uttered their macho chant popular at the time, “From my cold dead hands.”

  • Counting chickens

        Liberals are not getting a whole lot of news to support their hopes for an electoral disaster for Republicans in the fall.