Today's News

  • LHS, JF, SR swimming looking towards conference tournaments

    Sports Editor

        Liberty’s swim team traveled to Sweet Briar on Tuesday, Jan. 5 for a quad meet against Brookville, Amherst and Appomattox.
        Brookville finished first overall  with a team score of 603; Appomattox finished second with 333; Liberty finished third with 295; and Amherst finished fourth with 275.

  • New year, new opportunities

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As 2015 comes to a close, so too does the first-session of the 114th Congress, and I believe that we have much to look forward to as we embark upon a new year.

  • New year, new opportunities

    A new year brings new opportunities for our country. It’s a time to refocus and, with a fresh perspective, look ahead at all that must be accomplished. As we ring in 2016, Congress has much to do to address the priorities of the American people.


  • Christians and guns: An unholy mix?

        Recently, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring decided that our state wouldn’t recognize conceal carry permits from other states. Those states, he said, might be more lenient in what kind of people they let carry firearms.
        Republican Sen. Bill Carrico got so fired up by Herring’s ruling that he said he’d file legislation to take away Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s armed security detail. It was a snarky reaction, to be sure.

  • The ACLU would have a fit

        It was interesting to see Rick Howell close out the year with a defense of a world geography lesson that included students copying the Muslim statement of faith. This happened last month in River Heads High School in Augusta County. It’s interesting because, if a public school teacher were to have her students copy a passage from the Bible, such as the Lord’s Prayer, Mr. Howell would howl about separation of church and state. The ACLU would have a fit, threaten a lawsuit and probably demand the teacher’s head on a platter.

  • Madison Heights man faces strangulation charge

        A Madison Heights man was arrested Jan. 1 on two felony charges—strangulation and statutory burglary—related to incidents that occurred in 2014.
        Todd Alan Breeden, 45, had previously been convicted in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on a misdemeanor count of assault and battery. That case was heard in July 2015. The felony charges were also certified to the grand jury at that time.

  • McKelvey to seek 5th District GOP nomination

        Following Congressman Robert Hurt’s announcement that he won’t seek a fourth term, Jim McKelvey has become the first Republican to toss his hat in the ring for his party’s nomination to run for the seat.

        McKelvey originally sought the nomination back in 2010. He came in second in a crowded field with a little better than a quarter of the votes cast. Hurt won the nomination and went on to win the election, unseating incumbent Tom Perriello who, in turn, had unseated incumbent Virgil Goode in 2008.

  • Imaginative venture offers parents, children learning experience

        Milking a cow, sitting in the cockpit of an airplane with the pilot and collecting honey from a bee hive are some of the activities youngsters and parents enjoy during Field Trip Fun.

  • Wrestling Previews

    Jefferson Forest

    Sports Editor

    The Jefferson Forest Wrestling Cavaliers have started the year with a young and inexperienced team. “We knew we were going to be in a rebuilding year because we had eight seniors graduate last year and one was our state champ,” said Coach Bill ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.
    “We have a really young team and most of the time we have five or six freshmen in our lineup,” said Hutchinson.

  • Golden Eagles Fall to Rustburg

    Sports Editor

    Staunton River traveled to Rustburg Tuesday, Dec. 29 for the Rustburg Christmas Tournament. River fell 59-44 to the Red Devils.
    “I thought we were decent defensively when we were able to stop transition and defend 5 on 5, but to their credit, they were able to turn us over and score in the open court,” said Coach Brandon Harris.
    Rustburg took over in the first leading 14-13. River made a comeback in the second to take the lead 25-24 at the half.