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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles finding diamonds to be rough in BRD

     

    You could have had a lot of fun playing the name game when the Staunton River softball crew hosted Northside.

    Unfortunately, however, it was the Lady Vikes who had the most fun.

    Taylor Carter led the Northsiders to a 6-2 win over Taylor Carter and the Golden Eagles in a game played at the Eagles' Nest.

    That's right, there were two players named Taylor Carter.

    Staunton River had two named Taylor C. (Carter and Creasey)

    And for you fans of international finance, Morgan Stanley made an appearance.

  • Eagle baseball soaring

     

    They don't quit.

    With Staunton River ahead, 3-1, in the bottom of the seventh, William Byrd's Cody Carawan led off the inning.

    The Terrier first baseman drilled a hard grounder, which bounced off the chest of Golden Eagle second baseman Luke Davis.  

    In a split second, the crowd could sense the wheels falling off the River wagon.  One error leading to another, enabling Byrd to storm back, the Eagles snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Not this bunch.

  • Stopping EPA’s water power grab

    On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to “clarify” waters that fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. However, this attempted clarification has made the issue murkier than ever. The proposed rule seeks to expand the term “waters of the United States,” which are those waters that are regulated under the law.

  • Timberlake Christian School’s response to allegations

     Liberty Counsel has been asked to represent Timberlake Christian Schools and to correct the record regarding allegations made about Timberlake Christian Schools and an eight-year-old girl by her great-grandparents and reported by a WSET news station.
        The statement below is from the school.

  • ‘Christian’ school rebukes little girl

    Lynchburg’s Timberlake Christian School has gotten national attention over its treatment of a female student who didn’t look “girly enough,” as one headline put it.
        Roanoke’s WDBJ, Channel 7, broke the story of 8-year-old Sunnie Kahle, who has short hair and prefers a boyish look.
        The Campbell County girl is being raised by her great-grandmother, who was surprised to get a letter from the school suggesting that the child go somewhere else.

  • A hole in our intelligence

        According to a March 24 Wall Street Journal article, the Russian military move that quickly sealed off all Ukrainian military bases early last month exposed a hole in our military intelligence gathering capability.

  • McAuliffe: Watch what you say in the pulpit

    He is who we thought he was.
        Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would prohibit state censorship of certain military chaplains’ sermons, even though it easily passed through both the House and Senate Chambers. If there’s any silver lining, there just may be enough votes to override the governor’s short-sighted veto.

  • Pair of JF gridiron stars head to next level

     

    Monday was a happy morning in the halls of Jefferson Forest High School.  

    For on that day, a pair of Cavalier football standouts announced where it was that they'd play next season.  They backed up their words with signed letters of intent, as well.

    Ryan Crist will be heading to Emory and Henry, while A.J. Zellars Jr. is off to Ferrum.

  • Sports commentary: Training payback

     

    There is no medal for finishing in 16,974th place

    Since they give gold for first, silver for second and bronze for third, I suspect that 16,974th deserves something made of, oh, dirt or sticks or a discarded Gatorade paper cup.

    I should know, for I finished in 16,974th place last Saturday.

    That showing took place at the Monument Avenue 10K, held in Richmond.

    The organizers of this event are very clever.  You see, they don't call it the "Monument Avenue six-point-two miler."  

  • JF goes 3-1 against Amherst

     

    It wasn't a bad way to get ramped up.

    Jefferson Forest took on Amherst in a multi-sport set last Friday.  Against a school which seems to be improving in all of its sports, Jefferson Forest prevailed, for the most part.

    The soccer lads gave folks their money's worth, in terms of game duration.  If fans were paying on a per-goal basis, however, they'd have been sorely disappointed.

    The Lancers and Cavs remained scoreless throughout regulation and the first overtime period.