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Today's News

  • Two thumbs up

    Bedford County residents enjoyed a double-dose of good fortune last week. First the county supervisors passed a budget without raising taxes and then the world’s best bass fishermen put on a four-day show that thousands enjoyed and will continue to pay dividends to this region for months, and possibly years, to come.

  • Letters

    Disappointed program won’t continue

        Last summer I was privileged to attend Friday’s at the Museum hosted by the Bedford County Museum.

  • Thurman

    enealogical Library continues to honor Confederate History Month with another story about buildings that have a link to the War Between the States. Last week we wrote about Fancy Grove in the southern part of the county. This story is about another home that was near there.

  • Put a liberal on the Supreme Court

        With the impending resignation of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens from the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama will get at least one more chance to select a justice.

        Obama took a relatively safe road with his choice last year of Sonia Sotomayor. As the first Hispanic on the court, she was a historic pick. But she was, and remains, a person with what is basically a middle of the road political philosophy.

  • Eye of the storm?

        When I lived in Norfolk, a quarter of a century ago, the place took a direct hit from a Category I hurricane.

  • Breaking: Reese wins Brawl going away

        HUDDLESTON, Va. –  While others zigged this week, Skeet Reese zagged and the decision paid off in spades.  Bucking the sightfishing trend and primarily working a swimbait, the Auburn, Calif., pro left the competition in the dust – his closet competitor was Jason Williamson more than the 14 pounds behind – amassing 78 pounds, 1 ounce, of Smith Mountain Lake bass to take his fifth Bassmaster victory at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl.

  • Breaking: Williamson still leads; Crews jumps into the hunt

    HUDDLESTON, Va. – The good news for Jason Williamson: The Wagener, S.C., pro was able to hold off a bevy of hard-charging competitors and cling to a slim lead at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl.  The bad news: Red-hot Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., tapped into Smith Mountain Lake Friday for another 17-plus pound day, which was enough to move into second, just 5 ounces off Williamson’s 36-11 pace.

  • Breaking: Reese vaults into lead on Day 3 of Brawl

    HUDDLESTON, Va. –  Virtually lapping the field with a pristine Saturday, Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., opened up a 6-plus pound margin at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl, the third Bassmaster Elite Series event of the season.  The red-hot Reese continues to pile up the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points this year and at the conclusion of the tournament Sunday, he will be in the driver’s seat for what he deems the most coveted award in professional bass fishing.

  • Breaking: Williamson lands first day lead at Brawl

    HUDDLESTON, Va. – The sight bite was right for Jason Williamson Thursday on picturesque Smith Mountain Lake at the Evan Williams Bourbon Blue Ridge Brawl. Williamson of Wagener, S.C., persevered through a frustrating morning eventually regrouping at his primary area and picking off enough spawning bass to accumulate 22 pounds, 9 ounces, good enough for a scant 1-plus pound lead over Bobby Lane of Lakeland, Fla.

  • Eagles stand 4-1 at break

    Staunton River Head Coach Brian Divers took a chance on Chance.

    It paid off big-time.