Today's News

  • New council members sworn in

    Bedford’s Town Council had its organizational meeting on the first Tuesday of the month after newly elected council members took their oath of office. Bruce Johannessen and Bryan Schley took the oath for the first time.

  • The valve is truned: the water is flowing

    Town and county officials, along with members of the Bedford Regional Water Authority’s board of directors, held a valve turning ceremony just off Va. 43, across Smith Street from Calvary Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon.

        The ceremony was like a combination grand opening and ground breaking. There was a ribbon cutting and then representatives of the county, the town, and the Water Authority used  a T-handled wrench, painted gold, to open the valve.

  • Extra Points: Snow Delays

        This past weekend has been crazy between games and activities being canceled because of snow and schedules being rearranged. Snow is my least favorite part of winter. I don’t really mind the cold but I do mind the snow.
        Maybe I’d like snow if there weren’t so many people out on the road thinking they can drive normally in the snow, or if we actually took care of roads better, or if things didn’t just close down because a snowflake fell.

  • Liberty wrestling falls to LCA by eight points

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        On Wednesday, January 4 the Liberty Wrestling team traveled to LCA for a dual meet. Liberty fell to the Bulldogs 42-36.
        “The guys are wrestling pretty well right now,” said Coach Ethan Lucas. “There are some things that each one needs to work on but they are in every match and battling for all six minutes.”
        At 120 Hunter Alto pinned Brooks in 5:49.

  • Forest swimming defeats Patrick Henry

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest girls and boys swimming competed against Patrick Henry last Tuesday. Forest defeated PH by 10 points of the combined girls and boys teams at 174-164.
        “Patrick Henry has one of the top girls teams in the state. We knew that our girls would have to swim their best to give us a chance at a combined score win,” said Coach Marty Ponder.

  • Staunton River girls pick up first win

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River girls fell 59-22 to Alleghany Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • Liberty and Forest boys basketball

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty boys basketball team fell 41-54 in a district matchup against Liberty Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
        “[I have to] give LCA’s Elijah Cuffee credit for an outstanding shooting night and some key defensive contributions,” said LHS Coach Randy Dunton. “Our team did not take advantage of some quality open shots in the first half.”

  • Best Wishes For The New Year

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

        As 2016 comes to a close, so too does my time serving you in the House of Representatives.  Representing all Fifth District Virginians for the last six years has been a great honor and an opportunity for which I will always be grateful.

  • Welcoming the New Year

        With the flip of the calendar and the start of a new year come many opportunities to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing America. The House of Representatives is hitting the ground running in 2017. The 115th Congress will officially be sworn in on January 3, and House leadership has already signaled that lawmakers will immediately roll up their sleeves and get to work on the people’s priorities.

  • DEQ filing supports SMLA position on Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Casey Kroll
    SML Association

        Recently the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its comments on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was published the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Their full filing can be accessed on the DEQ website, http://www.deq.virginia.gov/
    In their comments DEQ addresses a number of issues including the potential impact on Virginia forests and endangered species.