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Today's News

  • JF softball too strong at the plate for LCA and Heritage

    Jefferson Forest’s softball team couldn’t be stopped, as it drove in a stunning 33 runs combined between their April 26 game with Liberty Christian Academy and April 28 contest against Heritage.
        

    In its first game of the week, the Cavs exploded in the second inning with 13 runs. This big inning came as JF batted through its entire lineup twice. Marlie Hill, Olivia Fox and Skylar Jenkins all notched two hits in the second, with Hill and Fox grabbing two singles and Jenkins knocking out two doubles.
        

  • Staunton River baseball moves to first place in Blue Ridge District

    Staunton River baseball continues to enjoy a successful season, as it picked up two wins over Lord Botetourt and William Fleming to push its record to 9-3.
        

  • Cavalier Fishing reels in success

    Cavalier Fishing has made an impressive statement in just its first year of competing.
        

    The teams of Robert Parker/Harrison Rice and Ethan Robinson/Spence Francis qualified for the 2017 JSC High School Championship after placing first and fourth at a regional tournament in late March.
        

    The fishing rules of this tournament were: five fish allowed in the fishers’ livewell, two of them having to be 14-inch and three could be 12-inch.   

  • After 100 days: A strange, failed presidency

        It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who established the standard of measuring a presidency by what is accomplished during its first 100 days.
        FDR had promised to tackle the problems of the Great Depression immediately upon entering office, and he did exactly that. He’d made it clear that he’d use every available tool of the federal government to ease the suffering of the people.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • A VERY big fish story

        Thaxton resident Dale Lowe loves to fish. A lot of people love to fish, but Lowe does it in a big way.
        “I fish tournaments,” he said.
        He’s good at it, too. So good that he has sponsors that provide him with equipment and boats. The sponsor that provided him with his rod, fishing line and lures was probably especially happy with the results of a tournament he fished in on Kerr Lake back in late January.

  • Kolakowski resigns as town manager

        Bedford Town Council added a closed door session, not previously scheduled, to the end of its regular Tuesday night meeting. When Council came out of the executive session, Town Manager Charles Kolakowski announced his resignation.

  • Automated Workers: The Real Job Killer

    By Cody Williams
    University of Virginia Student
    Bedford resident

  • STEM Education: A term that is here to stay

    By Thomas Key