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Today's News

  • A check-up from the neck up

    By Art Cournoyer

        Spring is here and lots of outdoor activities are suddenly competing for our time.  Grass and other landscaping needs attention, outdoor living areas need all that pollen cleaned off, and the dock and boats need to be de-winterized and readied for all the fun times with family and friends that summer weather allows.

  • Welcome Center Love Letters

    By Nicole S. Johnson

  • Poor baby; he’s so ‘unfairly treated’

        The appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor over the Trump/Russia investigation certainly got the attention of the beleaguered president.
        It didn’t take long before he was feeling sorry for himself, and saying that he was being “unfairly treated,” which was actually a familiar refrain from the campaign. He’d often complain of his “treatment” for one reason or another.

  • Rebuild our Navy

        The cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase early last month was amazing. In a precision attack, the base was hit by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in 60 seconds. According to a Wikipedia article, 60 missiles were launched, but one fizzled and fell in the sea.
        Syria was able to resume launching air strikes from the base but the advance warning we gave the Russians, so they could get their personnel out of the way, also allowed the Syrians to shield some of their aircraft, reducing the damage that was done.

  • Jim Cutler, 1977 state championship team celebrated

    Jim Cutler, the former head coach of Liberty's baseball team, and Liberty's 1977 State champions team was honored on May 17.

    Cutler behan coaching at Liberty when it was still called Bedford High School in 1961. He continued to coach the team until 2001, during which he racked up an impressive 513 career wins and earned a place in the VHSL Hall of Fame as well as Liberty's Hall of Fame.

    Despite all the accolades and honors Cutler has garnered throughout his decades of successful coaching, he considered being honored on May 17 especially special.

  • Rebuild our Navy

        The cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase early last month was amazing. In a precision attack, the base was hit by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in 60 seconds. According to a Wikipedia article, 60 missiles were launched, but one fizzled and fell in the sea.
        Syria was able to resume launching air strikes from the base but the advance warning we gave the Russians, so they could get their personnel out of the way, also allowed the Syrians to shield some of their aircraft, reducing the damage that was done.

  • Be safe out there

        National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26. 
        As with any such designation, the week is to serve as a reminder of what is important all year long. With Memorial Day upon us, marking the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s always important to take note of safety precautions when out on your boats and other crafts.
        The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is using this week to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer, and always wear a life jacket while on the water.

  • Zimmerman retiring from Goodview

        Eddie Zimmerman has been a part of educating students in Bedford County for more than four decades.

        Once school ends this week, that will change.
        Zimmerman, the only principal students and teachers have known at Goodview Elementary, is retiring after 43 years of service to this county.

  • Civil War trail marker put back

        After some two years in storage, the Hunter’s Raid Civil War trail marker is back up in Bedford’s Centertown Plaza.

  • Staunton River softball holds onto lead to win 'War on 24'

    Staunton River softball managed to hold onto an early lead to best William Byrd in the season’s second “War on 24” match-up on May 3.   

    The Golden Eagles dropped the first “War on 24” on April 3, but as history has shown, they captured the second game of the series to split. After weeks of struggling to put the ball in play at the right time, SR’s “bats just came alive,” according to Head Coach Josh Weller.