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Today's News

  • No playoffs for Eagles

     

    There was nothing preordained about Staunton River's game with Alleghany.

    There was, however, knowledge aforehand that it would be the Eagles' final game of the season, a chance at a playoff shot having been trod into the turf at Rockbridge two weeks before.

    That evening, the Eagles fell to the Wildcats, 24-21, on a Rockbridge field goal which was made on the very last play of the game.

  • Staunton River closes out season with loss to Alleghany

     

    It's about a two hour bus ride from Alleghany High School to Staunton River.

    After absorbing a 30-9 drubbing at the hands of the Mountaineers, however, that ride can seem like an eternity.

    The Staunton River Eagles pulled the curtain on their 2013 season on the fields of Low Moor, falling to the Mountaineers, 30-9.

    "It was definitely a hard night," said Staunton River Head Coach Chuck Poston, who endured the loss even as his team piled up more yardage than the Mountaineers and won the time of possession battle.

  • Delegate Byron remarks on election results

    Delegate Kathy J. Byron (R-Bedford County) celebrated a victory this evening, winning her ninth term representing the 22nd District in the Virginia General Assembly. At a gathering of supporters at the Republican Victory Center on Leesville Road in Lynchburg, Byron delivered the following remarks:

  • Austin to fill Putney's seat

        Terry Austin, a Botetourt County businessman, was elected, Tuesday, to fill the 19th House of Delegates District seat that Delegate Lacey Putney has held for 52 years. Putney defeated Lewis Medlin Jr., a Bedford County businessman in the two-way race by a 70 percent to 30 percent margin. Austin did his best in Botetourt County, where he got 76 percent of the vote, but he also did well in Bedford County, garnering 71 percent of the vote. Medlin did best at in Allegheny County and Covington. He got 48 percent in Covington and 41 percent in Allegheny County.

  • Cuccinelli does well in Bedford County

        Terry McAuliffe won a narrow victory over Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday night to become Virginia's next governor.  Although polls a month ago showed McAuliffe with a substantial lead of Cuccinelli, that lead evaporated as Election Day approached. In the end, McAuliffe received 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli's 45 percent. Robert Sarvis, who ran as a Libertarian, came in a distant third with 7 percent of the vote.

  • Martin breaks 'Pharoah's Curse'

        Bedford County had six local elections this year — three for board of supervisors and three for school board. All six were unopposed elections.

  • Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe's Acceptance Speech

    MCAULIFFE: Over the past months, I’ve started speeches thanking a lot of political figures.

  • Martin breaks 'Pharoah's Curse'

    Bedford County had six local elections this year — three for board of supervisors and three for school board. All six were unopposed elections.

  • A bipartisan call for delay of the individual mandate within the President's healthcare law

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This week, after watching the failed roll out of Healthcare.gov take the spotlight, several new and unnerving facts emerged as Congress held hearings to investigate further the inner workings of the Administration’s handling and implementation of the President’s healthcare law. Maintaining and introducing the website should have been the simplest aspect of this complex piece of legislation, and if its failed roll out is any indication, it alarms me to think of what lies ahead.

  • Promoting American innovation and competition