Today's News

  • Extra Points: Sept. 14

        This year’s NFL season started this past week, finally, and there has been a lot of controversy around the NFL players and other athletes who are now choosing to take a knee or sit during the National Anthem.
        While I agree they have every right to do that because the soldiers who have fought, been injured and even lost their lives did it for us to continue to have our freedom. We all have the right to free speech and I think it is good that people exercise their rights.

  • Where will they play?

    By John Barnhart
    News Reporter

        Where will Liberty High School’s (LHS) baseball team practice and play home games while the new competition gym is being built? That’s what was on the mind of the folks who spoke during the public comment session at Thursday night’s school board meeting.

  • One point costs Forest the game

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest was unable to seal a victory over Magna Vista when a failed two point conversion cost the Cavaliers a victory last Friday, losing 36-35.
        “I do not feel we are playing to our potential,” said JF Coach Bob Christmas.
        Magna Vista took over the football game quickly last Friday leading 21-7 at halftime. Forest  came back in the second half, but was unable to get that last score for the win.

  • River flows past Liberty

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Too many mistakes led to Liberty’s 55-12 loss to Bedford County Rival Staunton River last Friday.
        The Golden Eagles picked up their running game in the third quarter to pull away from the Minutemen.

  • Fifth District small businesses are our economic engine

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The American flag

    By James F. Burns

     “I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.”

  • Trump has no immigration policy

        What first brought Donald Trump to our attention last year was his racist shrieks about how “Mexico is killing us,” and “not sending us their best.”
        “Rapists and thieves,” he said, are what most illegal immigrants are, and that he would “build a wall” and make Mexico pay for it.

  • Keeping tabs on you

        Today’s kids can’t imagine a time when people didn’t carry a telephone with them, on their person, everywhere they go. Today’s smart phones are actually hand-held computers with many times more computing power than machines that filled specially air conditioned rooms, 30 years ago,.
        I don’t have a smart phone or any kind of cell phone. I don’t want one and can’t imagine what earthly use a cell phone would be to me.

  • A good learning experience

        We love receiving letters to the editor and we strive to assure every locally written letter gets printed. Of course, we aren’t going to print anything that’s libelous or obscene and we do insist that letters address public issues. Letters that fall in these limited “we won’t print that” categories are rare.

  • Franciso pleads guilty to 12 felonies

        Attempts to use a stolen credit card brought a Moneta woman to Bedford County Circuit Court, Friday. Chelsea Elaine Francisco, 22, entered guilty pleas to 12 felonies. According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, there was no plea agreement.