Today's News

  • 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.

  • Forest man sentenced on sex charge

    In all likelihood, Allen Lee Ford of Forest, a decorated marine combat veteran, will spend most, if not all, of the rest of his life in jail.

        Ford, who turns 63 next month, was sentenced Friday to four years, five months in jail on one conviction of aggravated sexual battery in Bedford County Circuit Court. But he’s facing similar charges in other jurisdictions and once those are finalized, his sentence will be considerably more, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.

  • Legion’s national convention takes stand against Stalin bust

    The American Legion has joined a number of others, including the European Parliament, in issuing a resolution condemning the presence of a bust of Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial.

        This latest action came at the Legion’s annual national convention, held in Milwaukee last week. The American Legion represents 2.5 million veterans.