Today's News

  • Milestones and winstreaks highlight the Ospreys’ week

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    It has been over two weeks since the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys have lost a game.

    The team extended its winning streak to eight games with wins over Christian Heritage Academy (86-67), Parkway Christian Academy (67-60) and Temple Christian (76-39). The Ospreys (18-8, 6-4) are now in a tie for seventh place in the VACA with less than a week remaining in regular season play.

  • Liberty to play JF in Seminole District Tournament

    The Liberty Minutemen picked up a big district win Tuesday Jan. 30 against Brookville. The Minutemen traveled into the Bees’ nest and walked out with a 56-32 win.

    The final two games did not offer as sweet of a result. Due to past snow days Liberty hosted Rustburg on Friday Feb. 2 then traveled to play the Red Devils on Monday Feb. 5.

    The first battle came down to the wire with the Red Devils stealing a 47-45 win right out of the hands of Liberty.

  • BCSO issues scam alert
  • Legislation will help more children find adoptive parents

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        The 2018 Virginia General Assembly has completed its third week in session, advancing several bills important to citizens of the 19th District. The bills include proposals for increased funding for Interstate Highway 81; support for child adoption; and stricter controls on opioid use.

  • Bill will help patients shop for lowest cost healthcare

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        This week in Richmond, I promoted legislation to lower the costs of healthcare, delivered a speech to my House colleagues, and had numerous groups from home visit our offices.  As this was the first week of this session that did not have any snow, it proved productive and extremely busy.
        I have submitted five bills this session that are aimed at reducing the cost of healthcare for Virginians.  I presented three of these bills this week.

  • Anti-gerrymandering bill advances in Senate

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        This week at the Capitol saw lots of legislative action and dozens of visitors from across the Commonwealth advocating for their priorities.
        It was great to have members of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce in Richmond last week. I enjoyed hearing from them and sharing about my legislation, including Senate Bill 257.

  • Trump inherited a strong economy

        The die-hard supporters of this tragic president have come up with a myth to help them keep up the faith: He has “turned around” our economy and made it “great again.”
        While it’s never surprising the lengths to which people will go to reinforce their wrong-headed decisions – in this case the decision to vote for Trump – such a belief still makes me wonder just how short are the memories of some people?

  • Calculated, not lazy

        It would be nice to see “Democrats” get over their rectal-cranial inversion of 2016 and admit that they nominated a wretched candidate for president. Their candidate was probably the only “Democrat” that Donald Trump could defeat. Had they nominated Bernie Sanders, they probably would have won the election.

  • Council OK’s work on hydro plant

        Bedford Town Council faced a decision on what to do at the Snowden hydroelectric plant on the James River. It wasn’t a question of whether a project needed to be done; it was a question of which of two necessary projects needed to be done first.

  • VSP works two fatal crashes

        Virginia State Police Trooper N. J. Houck is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:22 a.m. on Route 723, one half mile east of Route 43 in Bedford County.
        A 2011 Dodge Caravan was traveling east on Route 723, when it crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the roadway striking several trees.