Today's News

  • Region 3D Track & Field

    The Staunton River track and field team traveled to nearby Liberty University for the Region 3D Track & Field Championships.

    Rachel Maslen scored the first points of the day for the Lady Golden Eagles. Maslen placed fifth in the 500 Meter Dash to score two points. Bree Heft was next to score for Staunton River. Heft jumped 31-00.00 in the Triple Jump, nearly a foot further than her seeded distance.

  • Region 3C Track & Field

    The Liberty track and field team took part in the Region 3C Track and Field Championships Monday. Feb. 12.

    For the Lady Minutemen Krystal Carroll finished ninth in the 1000 Meter Run with a time of 3:28.32. Maliyah Harris finished eighth in the 55 Meter Hurdles with a time of 10.20. Kacey Whorley threw a distance of 31-10 to finish seventh in the Shot Put.

  • Sports Day-ly: Winner take all

    District tournament play has officially come to a close meaning that the win-or-go-home mentality is truly starting to sink in for the teams that are still alive in the basketball post season.

  • 4A Region D Wrestling Results

    Jefferson Forest: Second Place 157 points

    • 106
        Third Place-Nicholas Kauffman
    • 113
        Third Place-Ian Evans
    • 132
        Second Place-Gavin Stalnaker
    • 145
        Third Place-Kaine Morris
    • 152
        Fourth Place-Dalton Whitt
    • 170
        First Place-Clay Foster
    • 182
        Fourth Place-Josiah Caulkins
    • 220

  • Letter 02/07/18

    Local ‘fake’ news

        I don’t know who is having the worst time dealing with fake news, President Trump on national political news, or myself on local news covering Bedford County.
        Two weeks ago, after spending $42 million to pump water from Smith Mt. Lake, the residents who were forced to drink recycled water from Roanoke, were asked to conserve water. After my groundhog attack dog & I took a tour of the full pond on Stoney Creek reservoir we realized that this article was fake news.

  • Medicaid expansion proposals defeated

    By Senator David Suetterlein

        Legend tells us that George Washington explained to Thomas Jefferson that the purpose of the United States Senate to “cool” House legislation just as a saucer was used to cool hot tea. The difference between Washington and Richmond is more than 100 miles and our pace in the Virginia Senate this year has been nothing short of blazing.

  • Final budget vote slated for March 10

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

        It’s hard to believe we are already into the month of February!  The General Assembly session is progressing quickly. We have just over a week left until “Crossover.”
    Crossover is the point at which both the House and Senate can only act on bills that have passed through the other body. Committee dockets and House Floor calendars have been long over the last week as each house works to complete action on their own legislation. The exception to Crossover is the budget bill.

  • The most productive Senate legislative session in memory

    By Senator Steve Newman

        When most people hear the word “Senate,” they think of the United States Senate, a legislative body known for moving very slowly. Judging from this year’s session, the Senate of Virginia is very different from the Senate in Washington. My fellow senators and I have already passed over 200 bills during this year’s session.

  • Bill would require state labs to provide time-critical testing for newborns seven days a week

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        As we enter the fourth week of the General Assembly session, it is a good time to take stock of the work that the House has completed, and the work yet to be done.

  • House votes 99 to 0 for ‘Lacey Putney Memorial Highway’ designation

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        This was a long but productive week in Richmond, as we are entering into the hectic days leading up to crossover.  Between now and February 13, the House has to complete work on every bill filed by a delegate.  With over 1,600 bills filed by delegates, there’s a lot to consider in a very short period of time.