Today's News

  • Woman accused of stealing from home she cleaned

        Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a Lynchburg woman with taking items from a home in Forest. At the time of the theft, she was employed to clean the home.
        Bonnie Michelle Woodson, 35, was arrested on Dec. 12 in Lynchburg and charged with third offense petit larceny, a felony. She was released on bond.
        Anyone with information on this crime or similar crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827.  The investigation is ongoing.

  • Lynchburg man faces charge in stabbing case

        A Lynchburg man who cut a man across his face and neck back in September is expected to enter a plea to an aggravated malicious wounding charge Feb. 5.
        Michael Dale Fitzgerald Jr., 36, was arrested Sept. 28 for the alleged attack, which occurred on Sept. 23.

  • Lynchburg man will seek trial for taking knife to man’s throat

    Instead of entering a plea, the 37-year-old Lynchburg man, accused of cutting a man across his face and neck last September, is now planning to seek a jury trial, scheduled for March 29.
        Michael Dale Fitzgerald was in court last Friday afternoon for what was originally scheduled as a plea, but turned into a motions hearing to have the trial date set. Fitzgerald was arrested Sept. 28 for the alleged attack which had occurred Sept. 23.

  • School Board moving ahead on construction projects

       By John Barnhart and Tom Wilmoth
    Staff Writer

  • Elks Southwest District Hoop Shoot

    Tyler Beck of Bedford, left, Peyton McDaniel of Pulaski, Reed Pendleton of Roanoke, Maggie Rooklyn of Clifton Forge, Kaylee Hughes of Martinsville, and Miranda Reynolds, right, of Martinsville placed first at the Elks Lodge Southwest Hoop Shoot on January 30 at Bedford Middle School.

    Tyler Beck holding his first place trophy after placing first in the 8 and 9 year old group. Beck will move on to the Virginia State Hoop Shoot held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at St. Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville.

  • National Signing Day

    Three Staunton River girls soccer players signed with their respective college on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Savannah Cowan, left, signed a non-binding contract with Division III Bridgewater College. Emily Hillman, middle, signed with Virginia Commonwealth University. Lizzie Boone, right, signed with Division II King University. This will be Boone’s first year playing as a Golden Eagle. Last year Boone was 3A-all state with the Lady Minutemen.

  • Two Rivers collide and Golden Eagles come out on top

    Sports Editor

        Two Rivers collided on the Golden Eagles courts Friday, Feb. 5 as SR girls basketball hosted James River in a non-district match up.
        Staunton River took control of the game and defeated the visiting team 68-32.
        The Lady Golden Eagles flexed hard in the first and took a 17-8 lead in the first. Determined to get ahead early SR scored another 17 points in the second and increased its lead to 34-13 by the half.

  • Minutemen continue to struggle in Seminole District

    Sports Editor

        Liberty traveled to Brookville on Tuesday, Feb. 2 for a district rematch against Brookville. The Minutemen fell to Brookville in the first game after a hard fight during the Hall of Fame game.
        Liberty fell to Brookville 64-46.
        The Minutemen came out strong in the first taking a 16-15 lead. Brookville shut down Liberty’s scoring in the second and took the lead 36-22 at the half.

  • Bedford Clash: Liberty girls defeat Forest

    Sports Editor

        Rebecca Hensley took over the second half of the Liberty vs Jefferson Forest game and led the Lady Minutemen to a 33-27 victory for the Lady Cavaliers, in a Seminole rematch on Thursday, Feb. 4. 
        Liberty got off to a slow start as Forest took the lead 10-3. Liberty outscored the Lady Cavaliers in the second 9-7, however Forest remained in the lead 17-12 at the half.

  • Liberty girls take down Heritage

    Sports Editor
        Liberty girls basketball traveled to Heritage on Monday, Feb. 8 for a district rematch. Liberty defeated the Lady Pioneers in the first game 51-38. The Lady Minutemen were not going down without a fight in the rematch.
        Liberty defeated Heritage 45-36.
        Liberty got off to a late start in the first as Heritage took over leading 8-3. Liberty amped up its game in the second scoring 10 points. Heritage led 15-13 at the half.