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Today's News

  • County considers dropping decals, but will make up lost revenue

    Bedford County's supervisors will vote, Wednesday night, on a plan to get rid of the county decals that cars must now have stuck to their windshields. The vote is scheduled to occur following a public hearing on the issue.

  • Bruins give Minutemen a reality check

    The fun part of the schedule is over.

    The Bruins of Blacksburg threw a bucket of cold water into the collective face of the Liberty Minutemen and took a 28-13 victory.

    Facing a tremendous quarterback and their own injury bug, the Minutemen found themselves down 14-0 before they even knew what hit them.

    The Bruin (3-0) lead was established when signal caller Trey Gresh heaved two perfect pitches and both resulted in end zone celebrations.

  • Jeff Forest exorcises Glass gridiron demons

    Sigmund Freud would have been proud.

    The Jefferson Forest football team used a fine second half to overcome the mental obstacle that was E.C. Glass. As a result, the Glass game looks to serve as a springboard for the Cavs’ playoff aspirations. In recent years, the Glass game has served to derail such hopes.

    “Last year stuck in my craw,” said Cav Head Coach Don Rice, of the apple-cart upsetting loss to Glass. “The kids wanted to prove our first two wins were good wins and that we’re a solid team.”

  • Patrick County's Harris runs over Eagles

    Patrick County’s John Harris showed why he is one of the most highly regarded running backs in Region IV. His performance last Friday evening in the Cougar’s 33-7 win over Staunton River earned him loads of respect from those in Region III.

    Harris posted a phenomenal 372 yards, averaging nearly 14 yards per carry. Touchdown runs of 65, 53 and 22 yards certainly didn’t hurt that average.

    “Every play was a potential long run,” noted Staunton River Head Coach Rick Witt of the speedy senior.

  • Liberty to host Martinsville

    A “must win” game four weeks into the season?

    It looks that way for Liberty, when it takes on visiting Martinsville this Friday night.

    Nobody associated with the Minutemen wants to start the district slate with a 2-2 mark (all remaining games for Liberty are Seminole skirmishes).

    A win over Martinsville would give Liberty a 3-1 mark and accomplish the following:

  • Peak, Pulaski to invade Jeff Forest this Friday evening

    This is where it gets really interesting for Jefferson Forest’s gridiron gang.

    Having broken the mastery that Glass had over them, the Cavs get a chance to knock off another team that has had its way with Forest.

    This Friday night, the Cavs entertain high powered Pulaski County, a team that is often mentioned in discussions of possible state champions.

    The Cougars have done nothing that would make such talk unwarranted, having dismantled all opposition in the early going.

    In its first three games, Pulaski has outscored its opponents 115-35.

  • Commentary: Curses, I'm a Cubs' fan

    Barring a major meltdown, it appears that the Chicago Cubs are on their way to the playoffs and another shot at a World Series title. And another shot at breaking the hearts of Cubs fans everywhere.

    When discussing the team’s 100-year run of futility, there’s usually a reference to the contribution of the Curse of the Billy Goat.

    This curse is Chicago’s version of the Curse of the Bambino, which plagued the Red Sox for many years,

    The BoSox jinx came about because the team sold Babe Ruth to the hated New York Yankees.

  • Letters

    Following the footsteps

    I am a Democrat, so much so that I once contributed to the Democratic National Committee as well as to Democratic candidates.

    But all that stopped several years ago when it became obvious that national Democratic politicians were following in the footsteps of Republican politicians. In other words, strict loyalty to the party, getting reelected, and blaming the other side for the failure to solve national problems. I was disgusted with the whole Washington scene.

  • What we have learned from September 11th

    Seven years ago, Americans looked on in horror as the events of September 11th unfolded. At the end of the day the skyline of one of our greatest cities was forever changed, the Pentagon, a symbol of America’s military strength was still smoldering, and a previously indistinguishable field in western Pennsylvania had suddenly and terribly become an unmarked grave for America’s newest heroes.

  • House resolution recognizes threat of terrorism

    House resolution recognizes threat of terrorism

    On September 11th, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate gathered on the steps of the United States Capitol for the annual Congressional Remembrance ceremony, honoring the thousands of men and women who were killed when terrorists attacked our nation on September 11, 2001. I found this ceremony moving.