Today's News

  • JF-LH: Auld Lang Grind

    Local hoops action resumed in this new year with Jefferson Forest heading to Liberty.

  • Lady Eagles nab second at Byrd; Minettes go 2-1

    While some were enjoying figgy pudding and egg nogs, others were grinding it out on area basketball courts.

  • Witt out as SR football coach

    Dark clouds reappeared over the Staunton River High School football program with the news that head football Coach Rick Witt had abruptly resigned.

  • Gates named first team All-State

          Staunton River’s Wesley Gates capped off a remarkable year by being named to the Associated Press All-State AA football team.  Gates was named as the kick returner on the first team. 

  • "Courage" - Sports commentary

     “What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! 

    “What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! 

  • Hospice house breaks ground

    Back in 1999, a $2,000 gift to the Bedford Community Health Foundation helped it start an endowment fund to provide hospice services to those in need in the Bedford area. From that seed money an impressive movement began, highlighted Saturday by the groundbreaking for Bedford House, which once completed, will offer hospice services to area residents in the final stages of their lives.

  • The Clubhouse Cafe

    The snow we had last month has been a bit of a setback for a new business in Huddleston.

        Kim Dunford Laverty opened the The Clubhouse Cafe on Dec. 2. It gets its name due to the fact that it actually is in the Mariners Landing Golf Course clubhouse. A lot of her customers are golfers and she has them even in the winter.

        “They golf year round,” she said. “They’re a great bunch of guys.”

        But, they can’t golf when the course is snow covered.

  • Supervisors consider dropping some meetings

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held its annual organizational meeting Monday night. District 3 Supervisor Roger Cheek was elected chairman and District 6 Supervisor Annie Pollard was elected vice chairman.

        The supervisors also took a look at what lies ahead in budget development for the next fiscal year. County Administrator Kathleen Guzi told the supervisors that this will be the third budget year in a row in which localities will face cuts in the amount of money they receive from the state.

  • Stalin bust still headed to Memorial

        The Stalin bust is still on its way to the National D-Day Memorial.

        “We have not seen the bust yet, or the plaque,” said Jeff Fulgham, the D-Day Memorial’s director of development.

        According to Fulgham, there are a number of reasons that can delay a piece of bronze sculpture. In this case, the bust comes with a plaque to explain it and there is a proofing process before the text, and the way it's formatted, is finalized and set in bronze.

  • Lightning in a box

    You might say local historian and author Peter Viemeister has found “Lightning” in “The Box.”

        The lightning is Viemeister’s five decade old book “The Lightning Book” and the box is a movie by that title, “The Box,” in which Viemeister’s book is used as a prop.