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Today's News

  • Fox News visits D-Day Memorial

        A Fox News crew showed up at the National D-Day Memorial to shoot video that will be used in a D-Day documentary, slated to air on Fox News Sunday at 10 p.m. and again at 1 a.m.

  • Students put physics to work

        They could use three materials: cardboard, plastic and duct tape. And with that, physics students from Liberty High School built sea-worthy vessels.
        At least most of them were.
        Students in Jeff Steele’s classes brought their boats to Smith Mountain Lake State Park Thursday morning. Some had been working on their projects for weeks; some for just a few days.
        “It’s something fun to do at the end of the year,” LHS senior Will Grant said.

  • Moose plan fireworks

        Last year, when Bedford gave up sponsoring a fireworks show, Bedford’s Moose Lodge stepped in. This year the group would like to expand the fireworks to 25 minutes, according to Andy Dooley, chairman of the Moose’s fireworks committee.
        They are going to need some help. Dooley said, at a meeting last week, that they have $1,400 in sponsor money, so far. They will need an additional $4,000.
        The fireworks display is scheduled for Saturday, July 5, beginning around 9:30 p.m.

  • Parents galvanize response

        Moneta area residents, shocked by the possibility that Moneta Elementary might be closed—sooner rather than later—gathered Sunday at the school to begin plotting their strategy to try and save the community’s school.
        That included signing a petition and giving out information to gather at next week’s Bedford County School Board meeting.

  • Efficiency study released

        If Bedford County Public Schools wants to operate efficiently, two of its elementary schools should be closed, according to a state-mandated efficiency study released Thursday night.
        The study recommended closing both Moneta Elementary School and Bedford Primary School in an effort to save $8 million over the next five years.

  • Thompson to step down as Liberty skipper

     

    Lori Mattson's life just got a bit more hectic.

    Already hunting for new head coaches for the Liberty boys' basketball and softball teams, Mattson, the Liberty athletic director, now has to expand her search to include finding a new skipper for the Minutemen baseball program.

    Mike Thompson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of this season, after leading the varsity for the past three seasons.  Prior to taking over the program, Thompson had served as JV coach and as an assistant to his predecessor, Stuart Grant.

  • Saturday in the park

     

    Staunton River played host to a pair of Rockbridge County teams on a rare Saturday twin bill.

    The Golden Eagle men took a nip-and-tuck affair over the Wildcats, 3-2.  Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles were taking it on the collective chin, falling to the Rockies, 6-0.

  • JF baseball comes on strong

     

    The Jefferson Forest baseball team seems to have figured out one key thing:  What matters is how good you are at the end of the season.

    And, it would seem, the lads are taking that knowledge to heart.  They wrapped up their regular season with wins over their big county rival and over the best team in the Seminole.

    The Cavs took care of Liberty, 5-1, before wrapping up things with a stunning 4-2 victory over the behemoth which is Amherst.

     

    Indiana Hall and the Temple of Doom

  • Sports commentary: Just perfect

     

    Well, they've gone and made a mess of things.

    I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  But I am sure what the mess is:  It's the end of the preps' spring season.

  • A grand pair

     

    They have to be darn good to win these awards.

    And they are.

    Up against a superb field of nominees, Liberty's Megan Beisser and Jefferson Forest's Ben Ottman were announced as the winners of this year's Bedford Rotary Grand Awards.

    The presentation was made as part of the Rotary's Student-Athlete awards ceremony, held this past Sunday at Liberty High School.