Today's News

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty compete in Beacon Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest boys basketball team fell to Rockbridge 52-41 at the Beacon Classic last Saturday.
        “My guys are playing hard and making strides everyday,” said Coach Cameron Shepherd.
        Forest started out the first period leading 15-13 but fell flat in the second only getting six points.
        At halftime the Wildcats led 28-21.

  • Be a Master Gardener

    By Sue Becker
    Bedford Extension Master Gardener

        The recent “Growing For Holiday Centerpieces”, put on in conjunction with the Bedford Public Libraries and Bedford Extension Master Gardeners, is just the latest example of educational community outreach by Virginia Cooperative Extension Bedford Master Gardeners.

  • Did Russia ‘elect’ Donald Trump?

        As the disaster of The Great Stupidity of 2016 sinks in, it’s more and more clear how the Electoral College Only victory of Donald Trump is complicated by his bizarre bromance with Vladimir Putin and Russia.
        As this was written, the CIA had announced that it was clear Russia had worked covertly to influence the election in favor of Trump. The Wikileaks revelations about DNC e-mails came from Russia.

  • China has a hissy fit

        Donald Trump seems to have triggered a hissing and spitting contest with China’s government by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president.

  • A great job!

        Congratulations to the Staunton River football team -- its players and coaches.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River school body and staff -- who celebrated with their classmates on such a phenomenal season.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River community at-large -- the many who turned out Friday morning for the send-off to Williamsburg and to the many who made their way east to Williamsburg to cheer the Golden Eagles on during Saturday’s 3A State Championship game.

  • Liberty boys defeat Rustburg

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty boys basketball team got its first win of the season against Rustburg last Friday. The Minutemen defeated the Red Devils 60-52 and gave Rustburg its first loss of the season.
        Liberty took a quick lead in the first period scoring 15 points and holding Rustburg to nine.
        The Minutemen then doubled its score in the second period and went into halftime leading 30-23.

  • Liberty Wrestling

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        LHS competed in a tri-match against Amherst and Rockbridge on Wednesday, December 7.
        The Liberty Matmen wrestled Rockbridge first and fell 51-24.

  • Board gets update on Moneta Elementary

        Though not accredited by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) this year, Moneta Elementary staff and administrators feel the school is headed in the right direction with its personalized learning pilot program.

  • Assisted Living Facility gets OK from supervisors

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors dealt with several items, Monday night, during the group’s last meeting of 2016.

  • Altavista man guilty of child sex charges

        Charlie Ray Haskins Jr., 35, of Altavista, entered no contest pleas, in Bedford County Circuit Court, Tuesday, to two counts of aggravated sexual battery against a minor.
        He had been facing eight felonies related to the charges, but under a plea deal only two were prosecuted.
        According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers, Haskins began molesting the victim when she was 11 and it continued until she turned 14.