Today's News

  • JF girls take on two big rivals

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest girls defeated Liberty 38-32 on Jan. 12 in a Bedford County and district match up.
        “The girls played very hard. It was a battle of two good defensive teams,” said Liberty Coach Emilee Dunton.
        Jefferson Forest took the lead in the first 8-5. The Lady Minutemen outscored the Lady Cavaliers in the second, however, it wasn’t enough to take a lead. JF led 14-12 at halftime.

  • LHS Wrestling sees improvement

    Sports Editor

        The Liberty wrestling team struggled in a tri-meet against Brookville and Tunstall.
        “We are a very young team. We have no seniors for the first time since I’ve been head coach and only three juniors,” said Coach Ethan Lucas.
        Liberty fell to Tunstall 66-18. At 113, Hunter Alto won by fall at 1:23. At 145, Brandon Baez pinned Irvin at :47. At 220, Tre’ Saunders won by forfeits.

  • JF defeats Seminole District rival

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest boys basketball hosted Brookville on Thursday, Jan. 14. At the start of the game Brookville was 7-6 on the season and Forest was 5-9. The Cavaliers  conquered the Bees 59-44.
        JF took over in the first 14-9. Forest extended its lead 29-14 at the half.

  • JF wrestling suffers from injuries

    Sports Editor

        Some bad luck isn’t keeping the Forest wrestling team from trying its hardest.
        Early on the Cavs lost 4th place finisher from the 2015 state tournament, Blake Justis, to a broken bone in his foot. Then Wednesday night in a quad with EC Glass, LCA and G.W. Danville, more injuries were piled on, both in the EC Glass matchup.

  • Lady Minutemen take down Heritage

    Sports Editor

        The Liberty girls wounded the Lady Pioneers 51-38 in a district  basketball game on Friday, Jan. 15.
        “From the opening tip the girls controlled the tempo of the game,” said Coach Emilee Dunton.
        The Lady Minutemen tied in the first period at 10. Liberty exploded in the second scoring 18 points and taking the lead 28-18.

  • A heart breaking loss for SR at RCHS

    Sports Editor

        It was an unexciting end for what was a whale of a game as the Staunton River boys basketball took on Rockbridge on Friday, Jan 15 in a district match up. River fell to Rockbridge 52-51.
        Staunton River took a 15-8 lead in the first period. The Golden Eagles gave up some ground in the second but kept their lead over the Wildcats 20-17 going into halftime.

  • Putting patients first

    Should patients or big government mandates come first? That’s the question Congress recently asked President Obama by sending a repeal of his signature health care law to his desk.


  • Losing concealed carry reciprocity

    By Joel Hoeffner
    Minot, ND

        I am Active Duty Military stationed in Minot, ND. I own a home and property in Bedford,VA and will return there after I retire from the military.

  • Watch out! Va. Republicans in session!!

        This week marks the opening of that annual frustrating and often mind-boggling political exercise known as the Virginia General Assembly.
        Yes, as you read this, Richmond is filled with Republicans, most of them doctrinaire conservatives (and many more extreme than that) set to pass – Lord help us! - new laws for our beloved home, the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • The descent into chaos

        Last week I mentioned that there seems to be a double standard when it comes to religion in the public school classroom. I noted the same left-wingers who defended a teacher who had students copy the Muslim statement of faith as part of a geography assignment, would have been after that teacher’s head if she had had her students copy a Christian text, such as the Lord’s Prayer.