Today's News

  • STEAM-ing ahead

    By Foster Garrett

  • Hawkins on unpaid leave

    A 52-year-old paid paramedic with Bedford County Fire & Rescue has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest on six counts of computer solicitation of a minor.

  • Intense Rubber Match

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The 4D Regional Championship game featured no shortage of intensity. The third matchup of the year between Seminole District rivals Jefferson Forest and host E.C. Glass–each team holding a road win against each other–had nothing but state seeding and pride on the line.

    Fans from both teams filled the Hilltoppers gym giving the game the atmosphere of a heavyweight title fight.

  • Smith Mountain Lake captures third place at VACA State Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    At the beginning of the season Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) Head Coach Chris Madden said his team’s main goal was a VACA State Championship. Those are high expectations from a first-year coach at an up and coming program.

  • Golden Eagles takedown Falcons; fall to Titans

    by: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Toward the end of the season Staunton River Golden Eagles boy’s Head Coach Brandon Harris said his team needed more scoring from players not named Kalip Jones and Josh Thomas.

    In Staunton River’s Region 3C first round matchup against Abingdon the Golden Eagles stepped up, finishing with three players in double-digits and eight total players on the scoresheet Staunton River defeated Abingdon 77-63.

  • VHSL State Track Results

    Boys Teams: Jefferson Forest, 19th place–10 points

    Girls Teams: Jefferson Forest, 27th place–5 points

  • Council chooses consultant

        The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates the transmission and wholesale sale of electricity and natural gas in interstate commerce and regulates the transportation of oil by pipeline in interstate commerce.
        That puts power plants, such as Bedford’s Snowden hydroelectric plant, under its purview. Power plants, like Snowden must be licensed by FERC and periodically relicensed.

  • Work requirement part of Medicaid reform

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

        This past Sunday, the House and Senate money committees released their separate versions of our Commonwealth’s biennial budget. I serve on the House Appropriations Committee and chair the Health and Human Resources subcommittee of that body.  Many of you may have read the headlines that the House of Delegates is “expanding Medicaid.”  Let me address some of the confusion and misinformation on this.

  • Healthcare has dominated media coverage

    By Senator Steve Newman

        This week, the 2018 General Assembly session passed the halfway mark of the legislative calendar, crossover. For the Senate, it’s been a very productive first half.
        Senators submitted 994 bills this session. By the crossover deadline, 469 had been approved and forwarded to the House of Delegates for consideration. That means we killed one-half of the bills before us which is also an important part of legislating.

  • Legislation developed in atmosphere of bipartisanship

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        The General Assembly is now at the midpoint of this year’s sixty-day session. It’s a good time to take stock of work accomplished during the session’s first thirty days.
        To date, the House of Delegates has put forth nearly 1,600 pieces of legislation.  This work covers a wide range of issues, from economic development to health care, from transportation to education, and much more.