Today's News

  • From the left: A Happy Thanksgiving!

        Well, they’ve done it again. If you’ve been in any stores or restaurants lately, you’ve noticed that Christmas decorations have sprang up like those weird plants that floated to the Earth in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

        You can hardly find a display of a pilgrim or a turkey what with all the Santas and snowmen that are suddenly everywhere. Thanksgiving has again been dissed in a big way by the Great Commercial God we know as Christmas.

  • Sports Commentary: Harvest isn't just for the hunters

      I’m both strongly in favor of hunting and strongly opposed to it.

    I’m in favor of it, when it serves to put food on our tables or to ensure proper herd management.  It’s best when it does both.

  • Keep the two-term limit for presidents

  • JF Netters' dreams dashed

      Well, we didn’t see that one coming.

    Jefferson Forest saw its spectacular volleyball season come to a close, as Cave Spring topped the Lady Cavs on their home court.

  • Shop local first

    This season Centertown businesses will be staying open late as part of the Christmas holiday festivities. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: If you haven’t already shopped locally, this is a good time to start.     

        Buying local is more than a nice slogan.

  • Eagles sent home

      Snarled traffic on I-81 caused difficulties for the Staunton River faithful in their quest to reach Harrisonburg.

    But that was nothing, compared with what the team faced on the field.

  • Minutemen advance to Region III final

    It’s nice to have that homefield advantage.

    Therefore, the Minutemen ensured that nobody left early.

    Indeed, everybody stuck around to see Liberty rebound from an Alleghany comeback.

  • Museum says thanks to volunteers

        The Bedford Museum said thanks to its many volunteers with a pre-Thanksgiving lunch, Thursday.

        Volunteers are key to the museum’s functioning and Doug Cooper, the museum’s manager, said that the museum has approximately 50 regular volunteers. The volunteers perform a number of valuable services that would otherwise require paid staff, doing services like scanning and filing documents. Many are retirees and volunteering at the museum gets them out of the house while doing something of value for the community.

  • Holiday open house to be held at Avenel

        It costs a lot to keep the heat on at Avenel.

  • Healing art

    Bedford Memorial Hospital, with help from the Bower Center and Art on Depot Street, has turned a long, sterile-looking hallway into an art gallery. Nine local artists have provided 30 pieces of paintings— water colors, oil, and pastel. A framed display featuring short biographical pieces on each artist gives visitors a chance to get to know some of the Bedford area’s talent.

        The goal, according to Patty Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO, is to provide a more cheerful environment for patients and their families.