Today's News

  • Local business owner making first professional appearance

    Sports Editor

        Making his first professional debut in the art of Muay Thai fighting, Matt Coleman started training early to make weight and get his body prepared for the fight. Coleman will fight Brad Mountain, out of Maryland, Oct. 10 at the Elite Warrior Challenge in Salem.

  • Individuals advance to state and regions

    Sports Editor

        Staunton River golf competed in the Conference 31 tournament held last Thursday at Homestead Resorts’ Cascade course. Two individuals are advancing to Regions. Will Clary qualified through the regular season. Cassidy Chambers shot an 85 at the Conference tournament last Thursday. Chambers tied for 6th overall. Regions for Conference 31 will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Lakeview Golf Course in Harrisonburg.

  • Liberty Volleyball crushed under pressure

    Sports editor

        Jefferson Forest didn’t play as well as expected against Bedford County rival, Liberty.
        But the effort was still enough for a win. Forest defeated LHS 3-1, with all four sets close in the match on Sept. 29.  
        In the first set Liberty won 25-22; the second set was 25-20 in the Cavs favor. The third and fourth sets both ended in the same in score, 25-20 in favor of Forest.

  • Staunton River falls to Byrd

    Sports Editor

        So Close, with seconds left in Thursday’s game Staunton River trailed by just a point. Jordan Thompson tried for a 47-yard field goal to win the game but it fell short. “Our kids showed their character and we came back and took the lead in the fourth quarter,” said SR Coach Chuck Poston, “It really was a tale of two halves.”

  • Centerfest, Home Tour set for this weekend

        The hope is the rain that marred the past two weekends won’t come back this weekend. There’s just too much going on – including Bedford’s Centerfest on Friday and Saturday and the SML Home Tour, set for Friday-Sunday.
        Centerfest will harken back to its roots this year and rekindle its role as a family-friendly, community event.
        Centerfest will take place over two days: Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10.

  • Challenger calls on sheriff to resign

    seeking to unseat Sheriff Mike Brown in the Nov. 3 election, called on Brown to resign, Friday.
        Stebbins spoke at a sparsely attended public event that was originally slated for Centertown Park, by the clock. Heavy rain forced it to be moved to the community room at the Bedford Central Library.
        Stebbins based his call for Brown’s resignation on recent news about allegations of a county deputy’s misconduct and how that conduct is being used by a convicted felon in an effort to have his conviction overturned.

  • Cavaliers remain undefeated

    Sports Editor
        In the beginning it seemed as if Heritage was going to give Jefferson Forest a pretty good game Thursday but that didn’t last long. The Forest offense hit high gear and led the team to a 56-19 victory.
        The Cavaliers went into the game fresh from a bye week. “I thought it went well. We jumped on them pretty quick,” said Coach Bob Christmas.

  • Foundation celebrates education efforts

        The Bedford Education Foundation held its annual Back-to-School breakfast, Thursday morning, honoring contributors who have provided the Foundation money for grants.

  • Liberty continues to struggle

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
        Liberty was able to score against Amherst, but it was the LHS defense that struggled in Thursday nights 70-38 loss.
        The M-men have seen a lot of improvement with their offense putting up 38 points, however, they also gave up 70 points to the Amherst offense. 

  • Man charged with forcible sodomy

        An Eagle Rock man faces three counts of forcible sodomy, having been indicted by a Bedford County grand jury in June and last Friday.
        Arthur Franklin Monday was originally indicted on one count in June, but testimony during a preliminary hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court led to two more charges being filed against him, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacey Gardner.