Today's News

  • Working to ease burdens placed on Main Street

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Stopping DOJ’s slush funds

    It sounds like something out of a television drama. Settlement money from organizations that broke the law is being funneled to left-leaning activist groups. But, unfortunately, it’s not a fictional drama – it’s true!


  • IRS urges taxpayers to check their withholding

    The Internal Revenue Service encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.  Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.

  • Not mowing brush anymore

    By Albert Robe

        The town of Bedford is a great place to live.  My family moved here 28 years ago and this is “home” to us.  I take pride in saying that I live in or am from Bedford, Virginia.
        With that said, I come to the point of this letter.  From time to time, I hear of or read an article concerning the need for more tourism in Bedford.  It is at this point that I have become frustrated and/or confused as to a possible cause for this.

  • Roger Ailes and his like-minded buddy

        In the 1970s, before most Americans ever heard of him, Roger Ailes was a Republican operative who worked for Richard Nixon.
        Nixon, as we know, hated the press. Many journalists were on the White House Enemies List.
            Nixon basically began the conservative myth about “the liberal media,” and his student, Ailes, soaked it up.

  • Education without regimentation

        Schools across America are back in session. Bedford County opened its schools for the new school year on Aug. 15. A few school districts opened earlier and a few later.

  • Benefit Softball Game

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The sixth annual First Clergy and First Responder Benefit Softball Game was played Monday, Sept. 12 at the Forest Youth Athletic Association field.
        The First Clergy took the win with a 20-13 victory over the First Responders. The Clergy is now 5-1 over the First Responders.
        The softball game benefits the Bedford Women’s Shelter.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball defeats LCA

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest volleyball team defeated Liberty Christian Academy 3-2 after five long sets last Thursday.
        LCA won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-19. The Lady Cavaliers came back in the third set winning 25-15.
        Forest fought in the fourth to defeat LCA 25-17. The match was tied at 2-2 and the final set commenced. In a close set, JF finished with a 15-12 win to give them the match win.

  • Week 4 Football Previews

    Staunton River football travels to JF

  • Mattson takes second place at Knights Crossing

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        All three Bedford County cross country teams participated in the Knights Crossing Invitational last Saturday. Alexis Mattson, of Liberty, finished second place in the girls black race with a time of 20:47.
        Mattson was the only county athlete to finish in the top 10. However, Madelynn Knight, of JF, finished 11th in the girls red race with a time of 19:17. Caleb Muller, of JF, finished 14th in the boys red race with a time of 16:20.