Today's News

  • Sedation dentist joins Bedford practice

    A new dentist, practicing sedation dentistry, has joined Dr. Anthony Bailey’s practice in Bedford.

        Dr. Rudolf Wolf, who hails from San Diego, Calif., joined Dr. Bailey on June 1. Dr. Wolf went to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He liked Virginia, and got to know Dr. Bailey when he met him working at a free dental clinic in Lynchburg.

  • Woman could face murder charge

    Authorities are waiting for results from an autopsy report to decide if a 28-year-old Goode woman, accused of attacking her 77-year-old boyfriend, could be charged with murder following his death a week ago.

  • Woodhaven celebrates anniversary

        Woodhaven Nursing Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

        According to David Graves, the nursing home’s owner, the facility was founded in 1960 by Dr. John McCown. It’s always been at its current location, just west of Montvale on U. S. 460, although it has expanded substantially since then. The old house, built as a single family home in 1927, still forms its core and currently houses offices. At one point, in the 1950s, a company called Woodhaven Manufacturing operated there.

  • VDGIF decides elk will come to Va.

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has decided to reintroduce elk to Virginia by relocating 75 elk to Buchanan County in Southwestern Virginia. The reintroduction could begin by 2012, with a limited hunting season for elk beginning four years later.

        “The bad news is the elk are going into Buchanan County, but the good news is they are not going into the other two proposed counties, Wise and Dickinson,” stated Jeff Powers, chairman of Bedford County’s agriculture board.

  • Nelson County jury will hear murder case against Wesley Earnest

    A Nelson County jury will decide the fate of Wesley Brian Earnest in November.

  • Class helps student follow life-long dream to become firefighter

    Sometimes little boys say they want to be a fireman when they grow up.

        In the case of Randale Smith, now a senior at Jefferson Forest High School, that’s exactly what he plans to be. In fact, he’s already doing it. Smith, who lives in Evington, already has his firefighter certification and is serving on the volunteer fire department there.
        “It’s what I always wanted to do,” he said.

  • Commentary: My kind of leader

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of guy.

    That’s not entirely accurate, so let me restate.

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of leader.

  • Lady Cavs owning the net

    Well, at least everyone got home early.

    That’s because the Jefferson Forest volleyball squad made quick work of Staunton River.

  • Second half leaves Bruins in ruins

    Two weeks, two comebacks.

    Two comebacks, two wins.

  • A River runs through it

    That was a big-boy win.

    Staunton River showed poise and aggression in taking it to cross-county rival Jefferson Forest, 21-7.