Today's News

  • Nous sommes tous français

        We are all French.

  • Being thankful

        Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 KJV

        We truly have so much to be thankful for.
        Times may be difficult, but we can all find something this year to bow our heads for and give thanks to the Giver of all good gifts.

  • BRWA to hold meeting on project

        Construction on the new Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant and waterlines is now underway.
        The installation of the raw water pipeline that will run from the Authority’s water intake in the High Point subdivision to the proposed water treatment plant site on Radford Church Road has begun. A few hundred feet have already been installed.

  • General District Court clerk retires

        Carla Smith, who has served as General District Court clerk here for 20 years, is retiring.

        That became effective Nov. 1. Julia Peters, her chief deputy, was hired to replace her. It was a seamless transition as Peters, who subs for Smith when Smith is out, came to work on Nov. 2 as the new clerk. She has worked in the General District Court clerk’s office for 13 years.

  • Liberty hires new Varisty boy's basketbal coach

    Sports Editor

        Liberty High School recently hired a new varsity boy’s basketball coach, Derrick Bond.
        The new varsity coach has high expectations for the basketball team and how far it can go.
        Bond has moved to the area from North Carolina where he spent seven years coaching a public league. Bond has also coached middle school basketball in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Signing Day

    Sports Editor
        Four students from Staunton River High School signed their national letter of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Kelsey Padgett and Taylor Creasy will both be attending University of Virginia at Wise for softball, Jakob Divers will be attending Concord University for baseball and Spencer Hoyt will be attending King College for baseball. 

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  • Column

    The best part about my job is that I get to talk to all the student-athletes and coaches. I get to carry on a conversation about a sport they love and how well their team is doing. I get to experience the games alongside the team and hear the excitement after every score. I hear the coaches talking to the players and trying to keep them motivated when the game isn’t going as well as they would have hoped.

  • Jefferson Forest defeats Millbrook

    Sports Editor
        In a low scoring affair, Jefferson Forest was able to take over and secure its 35-21 victory over Millbrook last Friday in the second round of the 4A playoffs.
        Coach Bob Christmas is pleased with how far his team has come this season. “I felt like it went well. I don’t think we were as sharp as we had been. The bye week probably didn’t help us and we were playing a really good football team,” said Christmas.

  • Staunton River creates new State record

    Sports Editor

        Forget defense- offensive was king as Staunton River traveled to Western Albemarle Friday for a playoff game that ended up being the highest scoring game of the season,  85-79.
        The Golden Eagles faced off against the Warriors in a contest that scored 169 combined points and 1,355 combined yards on offense. “Sometimes when you get in the playoffs crazy things like that happen. We found a way to get it done,” said Coach Chuck Poston.