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Today's News

  • Be safe out there

        National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26. 
        As with any such designation, the week is to serve as a reminder of what is important all year long. With Memorial Day upon us, marking the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s always important to take note of safety precautions when out on your boats and other crafts.
        The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is using this week to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer, and always wear a life jacket while on the water.

  • Zimmerman retiring from Goodview

        Eddie Zimmerman has been a part of educating students in Bedford County for more than four decades.

        Once school ends this week, that will change.
        Zimmerman, the only principal students and teachers have known at Goodview Elementary, is retiring after 43 years of service to this county.

  • Civil War trail marker put back

        After some two years in storage, the Hunter’s Raid Civil War trail marker is back up in Bedford’s Centertown Plaza.

  • Staunton River softball holds onto lead to win 'War on 24'

    Staunton River softball managed to hold onto an early lead to best William Byrd in the season’s second “War on 24” match-up on May 3.   

    The Golden Eagles dropped the first “War on 24” on April 3, but as history has shown, they captured the second game of the series to split. After weeks of struggling to put the ball in play at the right time, SR’s “bats just came alive,” according to Head Coach Josh Weller.   

  • Staunton River girls soccer continue to fight

    Staunton River girls soccer continued to be competitive despite a season marred with injuries against William Byrd and Northside.  

    The Golden Eagles started their week at William Byrd on May 2, where they came up one goal short to concede the game 2-1. SR controlled the possession from the beginning and fired off a few shots on goal that unfortunately didn’t find the back of the net. The Terriers struck first in the 17th minute, netting a goal from 30 feet out while SR’s keeper was blinded by the sun.   

  • Liberty track finds success at Amherst

        Liberty HS’ girls and boys track team enjoyed stellar results on May 3 at Amherst. The meet included to host school as well as: E.C. Glass, Hargave Military Academy, Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian Academy, Nelson County and Rustburg.

        The girls team had several athletes finish in the top half of their events. The Lady Minutemen’s best finishes of the evening came from Jerica Thompson, Fiona Taylor, Alexis Mattson, Krystal Carrol Maliyah Harris.

  • Jefferson Forest softball wins in dramatic fashion

        It was an ending right from the movies.

        A walk-off grand slam by Kayli Mull in the eighth inning led Jefferson Forest softball past Cave Spring on May 8.

        Before the happy ending, the game seemed to be heading in an all too familiar way as the Cavs trailed 4-3 into the bottom of the sixth.

        Just two days earlier, JF was playing Halifax County and had a commanding 3-0 lead going into the sixth. But, a few miscues handed Halifax a 4-3 lead that they never let go of.

  • For many, it’s Watergate all over again

        Last week, Donald Trump did his best impression of Richard Nixon yet, firing the respected FBI Director who just happened to be investigating him, and then “explaining” it about five or six different ways.
         Yes, the Greek tragedy that operates out of the Oval Office – thanks to “angry whites” – took on possibly historic new dimensions with the latest crazed antics of this bizarre regime.

  • We must defend our arctic claims

        May 9 is Great Victory Day in Russia. It celebrates the end of the Great Fatherland War, the European phase of what we call World War II. It marks the day Nazi Germany surrendered. The instruments of surrender were signed on the night of May 8, 1945, but the Russians celebrate Great Victory Day on May 9 because it was already after midnight, Moscow time, when the documents were signed.

  • Playing politics

        The state of politics in Bedford County is that if you want to get elected to the Board of Supervisors you have to be endorsed by the Republican Party.
        That’s why, for the second election in a row, a primary will likely determine who gets elected to the board.
        Party politics should not be at play when it comes to local officials such as the supervisors.