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Today's News

  • Guardians of good taste

    So you want a vanity license plate? Take note: You just can’t say anything you want. The word crew is watching.

        The Department of Motor Vehicles keeps a close watch on what you’re trying to say on those plates and if you get too racy, your effort won’t travel far. 

        Good for the DMV. License plates are no place for Virginia residents to slip their filth into the public domain.

  • Letters

    Clarification to editorial

    Editor’s note: Last week’s editorial on the Bedford County Public Schools budget stated that the Early College program was a casualty of this year’s budget. While the school system’s support of the program is ending, CVCC is still offering the program. The following letter was submitted from CVCC about the program.

  • Fancy Grove

    The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library continues to honor Confederate History Month by featuring houses in Bedford County that played a role in the War Between the States.

  • McDonnell thinks twice about Confederacy

        You’ve got to hand it to Governor Bob McDonnell; he knows how to put his finger in the wind and discern the prevailing political direction, even when it runs counter to his ultraconservative instincts.

  • Toyota, Toyota, Toyota!

        I wonder if this is politically motivated?

        Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported (Page B1 of the Apr. 6 edition) that Toyota faces a $16.4 million fine in the United States. According to this news article, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is seeking the fine, accusing Toyota of knowingly hiding a problem with sticky gas pedals from U. S. regulators. This is the maximum fine allowed under U. S. law and vastly exceeds the previous record of $1 million.

  • New football coach at SRHS

    The long search is over.  As a result, Staunton River has itself a new head varsity football coach.  But, he is no stranger to the school.

  • Cavs overwhelm E.C. Glass

      The potential to be a juggernaut.

    That’s the early assessment on Jefferson Forest’s baseball team.  

  • Pay to Play details emerge

      In a good news-bad news development, Bedford County athletes got a glimpse of what Pay to Play (P2P) will mean to them in the near future.

  • Sports commentary: Let's fix this

      When I was about to get married, my father pulled me aside.

    He told me, “Son, I’m going to give you the secret to having a good marriage.

  • Jury recommends life sentence for Wesley Earnest

    Though Wesley Earnest had some friends in Chesapeake believing he was a single, multi-millionaire, too rich to work for the FBI, a six-man, six-woman Bedford County jury had its say Monday, convicting him as a first-degree murderer.