Today's News

  • Staunton River boys see tough match

    Sports Editor

        Alleghany showed Staunton River boys soccer a physical match on Friday, April 15. The Golden Eagles dominated the field defeating the Mountaineers 5-1.
    “It easily could have been a different result,” said Coach Kris McCoy.

  • Staunton River girls soccer undefeated

    Sports Editor

    The Staunton River girls soccer team dominated the action and defeated Alleghany 9-1 on Friday, April 15. “We ended the game after 70 minutes,” said Coach Jeff D’Auito.  
        The Lady Eagles went up 4-0 in the first half and possessed the action for more than 50 percent of the first half. River took 13 shots on goal, passed up the field 32 times and fouled five times during the first half.

  • School board chooses option for middle school design

    The architects and consultants working on plans for the new middle school in the Liberty zone now have direction as to what that school should look like, following Thursday night’s meeting of the Bedford County School Board.
        During a briefing on the progress  of the design of the school, board members unanimously agreed to go with a more traditional look for the school -- one that incorporates a similar look to the front of the current Bedford Middle School.

  • Cooperation between local, state, and federal government better serves the people

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • The pains of tax season call for a new tax code

    There are very few certainties in life. One of those, however, is that Tax Day comes around each year. By the time the April 18th deadline passes to submit 2015 tax returns, millions of Americans will have experienced our broken tax code firsthand yet again. A very appropriate quote by an unknown author sums up the feelings of many during tax season: “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” 


  • Military base in Okinawa should close

        Nothing illustrates better the need to close many U.S. military bases around the world than the decades-long controversy over the American naval base in Okinawa, Japan.
        Earlier this month, a 24-year-old American sailor was indicted for the alleged rape of a Japanese tourist, who was attacked while unconscious in a hotel room.

  • The United States of Shame?

        I recently heard a fellow named Tim Henderson, who directs Blue Ridge Fellows, a Christian leadership development program, make an interesting statement. Henderson spent 20 years working with Campus Crusade for Christ.

  • 2016 BYRA /ML Realty Regatta

    The annual BYRA Spring Sailing Regatta will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Pelican Point Yacht Club, Smith Mountain Lake
        This premier racing event is held on the Blackwater River at Smith Mountain Lake and is open to all keel boats.
         This year’s Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and it is sponsored by the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), and for the seventh consecutive year, by Title Sponsor Mary Lou McDonald, owner and principal broker of ML Realty in Huddleston.

  • Staunton River defeats two Blue Ridge teams

    Sports Editor

            Staunton River couldn’t have asked much more from its pitching staff last week. The Golden Eagles boys baseball team started its district play this past week taking on William Fleming and William Byrd.
            River defeated Byrd 10-0 in five innings on Friday, April 8. “Byrd is probably one of our biggest rivals so it’s a game we always gear up for,” said Coach Brian Divers.

  • JF girls stay ahead in Lacrosse

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest girls lacrosse team is setting records for the school and setting new standards for the program.
        The Lady Cavaliers hosted William Byrd on Wednesday, April 6 and defeated Byrd 20-12. “We always love playing William Byrd,” said Coach Ava Rupert. “Their [Byrd] program is like ours and they have worked very hard to get to the status of the VHSL. It was one of those games where we’re just happy that we’re both there.”