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Today's News

  • Local resident kicked off tradition of Cokes at Grand 58 years ago

        Little did she know that she’d be making history.

  • Bravery in combat honored

        Air Force Staff Sergeant Daniel “Shep” Garrett was recently awarded the Bronze Star, America’s fourth highest award for bravery or meritorious service in a combat zone. Garret is a 1998 graduate of Staunton River High School.        “We’re very proud of Shep,” said Judy Garrett, his mother. “But, we are very worried about him.

  • 'The old man and the tree'

        Some of our senior citizens while away the hours engaged in vigorous rounds of mahjong.

        Others from the silver-haired set are known to play bridge.  Still others may engage in bowling or golf.
        Then there's Clyde Roberts.
        This gentleman gets up in the wee hours, drives his tractor into the woods, then scrambles up a 24-foot ladder to a stand perched in a tree 22 feet in the air.

  • 2012 and beyond: A different America

    In the 2008 presidential election, the word “change” became the operative description of what both campaigns were promising. Barack Obama started it, and John McCain then tried to adapt it to his own purposes.
        As we approach the New Year, it seems apparent that America is at the beginning of many profound changes in the years and decades to come. Most of these changes won’t be the kinds of things a politician would campaign on.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Howell’s hero and other thoughts


        Christopher Hitchens now knows that God indeed exists. Hitchens, an apparently angry atheist, died on Dec. 15 — unrepentant as far as I know.

  • Christmas day crash claims Thaxton man

    Justin Christopher Love, 31, of Thaxton, was killed in a single vehicle accident early Christmas Day.
        According to State Police, Love's 1989 Ford van went of the left side of Va. 1022, about three-tenths of a mile from it's intersetion with Va. 24. The van rolled over an embankment and struck several trees before coming to rest. Love, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
        The accident, which occurred at 2:15 a.m., is still under investigation and State Police have not yet determined its cause

  • Citizen group says supervisors violated state law

        A group that calls itself Bedford Above Board, is unhappy with the way the county went about notifying citizens of a public hearing on the zoning ordinance. The hearing, on changes that the board of supervisors plans to make to the county’s zoning ordinance, was held in November. It ended up being held in two parts because the supervisors’ meeting chamber was not big enough to hold the crowd that turned out. It was reconvened to Bedford Science and Technology Center the following week.

  • Father and son form team for rodeo steer roping event

        Twenty years ago Street Overstreet found a way to have both quality time and quantity time with his son, Brandon. He taught him to rope steers and they formed a father and son rodeo team.

        “I grew up around horses and cattle all my life,” said Street. “I wanted to be able to do stuff we could do together.”
        Brandon is now 26, and the two men compete in rodeo team roping events.