Today's News

  • Forest girls start off season 3-0

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest defeated Culpeper 47-42 to become the tournament Champions last Saturday at Western Albemarle.
        Forest’s leading scorers were Emily Deitrick with 17 pts and 17 rebounds and Cassie Pelletier with eight points and 11 rebounds.
        Tiffany Carey made All-Tournament Team and Emily Deitrick was MVP.

  • Extra Points: Astonished

        Wow; that was about the only word I felt like I could say watching that Staunton River football team on Saturday. I don’t mean wow as a bad thing I mean wow as a good thing. I could not believe some of the plays this team was making.
        Watching this Golden Eagles team reminds me of watching Brookville back when I was in school, just everything about it amazed me. Sometimes it was truly better than watching college or even the NFL.

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

     OVERVIEW- Fishing will be better this month! Water temperature will be in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days this month. Striper fishing the past few weeks has been poor. Cooler water temperatures hopefully will make for better fishing this month.

  • It’s all about the line

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        If it wasn’t for the Staunton River offensive line Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and T.J. Tester would struggle getting points on the board.
        The Staunton River line may not be the biggest line in the state of Virginia but with the guidance and help of their coaches they have definitely proven themselves to be one of the toughest.

  • The battle for the best of the West

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        This is the first time the Staunton River football has made it to a State Championship and have the possibility of becoming the 3A State Champions.

  • No hope for Hopewell

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River Golden Eagles made the State Semifinal game look as though it was just another regular season game last Saturday.

  • ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Scams

    By Sheriff Mike Brown
    Bedford County Sheriff’s Office

        With the holidays ramping up and seasonal shopping in full swing, criminals are also gearing up for a busy season. Cyber criminals don’t take the holidays off. In fact, they’re especially busy trying to steal your money and personal information.

  • The people’s choice? That’s Clinton

        As the reports of Cabinet selections, and such, are coming in, the national vote tallies go more and more toward Hillary Clinton in the popular vote for president.
        As of this writing, Clinton had more than 64 million votes, with her opponent at 62 million-plus. It’s a lead of about 2 million votes, and a percentage of about 48.6 to 47.0.

  • Donald trumps Hillary on peace

        Next year, after he is sworn in, I hope Donald Trump keeps his promise to put the brakes on tensions between the United States and Russia.
        The only one benefiting from the current level of tension is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Barack Obama has provided him with a convenient bogeyman. With our current community organizer in chief in charge, the United States provides what Vladimir Vladimirovich’s domestic political theater needs — a foreign threat that is actually no threat at all.

  • Let it go

        Some just aren’t willing to let it go.
        Though Donald Trump easily won the needed votes to cruise to an Electoral College victory for president, many of the liberal elite and those within the national media are now pushing for recounts and even an overturn of the Electoral College system.
        Anything to keep the pot stirred up and try to delegitimize Trump’s victory.
        It’s quite a turn of events.