Today's News

  • The terror of an activist presidency

        Whether an activist presidency is a joyful thing, or a fearful thing, depends on what that activist president wants to do.

        The greatest American president of the 20th century once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

  • Minutemen sore

    It wasn’t bad enough that Liberty saw its hopes for a Seminole District tournament title vanish along with its 11- point lead.

  • Lady Eagles soar

    Shaken, at first, the Staunton River Lady Eagles regrouped, got back to playing their style of basketball, and emerged with the Seminole District’s tournament title.

  • Silver screen

      Once again, the Academy Awards have come and gone.  And, once again, I had not seen any of the nominees for best picture.  Heck, I’m not sure I’ve even heard of most of them before.

  • Change to Liberty playoff site

    Per Liberty Athletic Director Scott Craig:



    This Friday night's Regional semifinal game between Liberty and Northside has been moved from Brookville to Jefferson Forest.  It will take place at 7 p.m.

  • Talbot Huff resigns school board seat

        District 2 School Board Member Talbot Huff had a surprise for his fellow county school board members Thursday night.

        “I could not support putting in a superintendent who had no management experience or has never been principal of a high school,” Huff said, before handing in a written resignation.

  • Perriello briefs Chamber on federal stimulus package

        Congressman Tom Perriello stopped by the Bedford Welcome Center after President Barack Obama signed the federal stimulus bill to talk to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce about the federal stimulus package.

        “It’s about 40 percent tax cuts,” said Perriello.

        Perriello said most of these cuts middle class tax cuts. The spending is aimed to be counter cyclical.

  • Dr. Douglas Schuch picked as new school head

        Bedford County’s school board officially announced it’s choice of a new superintendent of schools at a press conference held Friday at Bedford Science and Technology center.

        “I’m pleased to announce that the board has appointed Dr. Douglas R. Schuch as our next superintendent,” said School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler.

  • Winter wonderland

        Central Virginia was on it’s way to a winter with unusually low snowfall. According to Phil Hysell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, Lynchburg had only seen 1.5 inches of snow all winter.

        That all changed starting Sunday afternoon when a strong winter storm system rolled up eastern  North Carolina and Virginia. It dumped 11.5 inches on Lynchburg giving that city its heaviest snowfall since February, 1996.

  • Loft on Lawyers Row provides historic experience

        People looking for a historic experience in Bedford now have a new opportunity.

        The Loft on Lawyers Row opened for business last month, taking it’s first guests on Valentine’s Day weekend.