Today's News

  • Falcon Duals

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest wrestling team traveled to Warrenton, VA for the Falcon Duals this past Saturday.    
        The inexperienced team finished the day with a 2-3 record. The 11 member squad that sports five freshmen, two seniors, two juniors and two largely inexperienced sophomores, faced two teams that were very experienced.

  • A creative solution

        Wally Post, who heads up the volunteer effort for the Bedford Museum’s model train layout, had a problem. He wanted to include a train that would duplicate the Powhatan Arrow, a passenger train operated by the Norfolk and Western Railroad 60 years ago.

  • Titan Toughman Wrestling tournament

    Sports Editor
        Staunton River and Liberty took to the mats at the Titan Toughman tournament in Hidden Valley Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.

  • Staunton River soars over Forest

    Sports Editor
        The game couldn’t have been any closer. It was the first of two games to be played between the county teams with the Jefferson Forest boys falling 45-44 to Staunton River on Tuesday, Dec. 8. 
        Forest took the lead in the first quarter leading 10-9. The Golden Eagles came back in the second quarter to jump ahead of the Cavaliers leading at halftime 25-23.

  • A close fraternity

        “It’s a great fraternity,” Sheriff Mike Brown said of law enforcement.

        This was demonstrated when Lt. Darryl Saunders, a 27-year veteran of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
        Saunders had been experiencing some difficulty swallowing. At first he thought it was stress, but finally went to see a doctor.

  • Hour of Code

        Students at Moneta Elementary School joined millions of students from around the world last week in an Hour of Code, a part of Computer Science Education Week.

  • Board looks at middle school options

        A design committee, consisting of school officials and community and student representatives, met early this month and settled on two possible designs for the new middle school that will be built in the Liberty zone.

  • The day that will forever live in infamy

    By   James F. Burns    

        I miss a man I never met.  Howard Keniston.  He had two sons.  He lost two sons.  On the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941—a day that shall indeed “forever live in infamy.”

  • Too many guns, and no shame

        Wednesday, Dec. 2, was just another beautiful day in the Gun Massacre Capital of the World.
    Yep, one more gun massacre. By count, it was the 355th such shooting of the year, which, at the time made for an average of slightly more than one per day.
        But you know what? Too many Americans just really aren’t all that concerned about it. Our gun-worship culture has now developed a ritual of reaction every time there’s another mass shooting.

  • Roast Turkey?

        An item that circulated on Facebook shortly before Thanksgiving shows a photo of President Barack Obama talking on a phone with text reading “What will you have for Thanksgiving dinner?” Below that is a photo of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, also talking on a phone with text that reads “Turkey.”