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Today's News

  • Sharp to seek re-election to District 4 seat on Board of Supervisors

        John Sharp was first elected to the District 4 Board of Supervisor’s seat in 2005 when he defeated the incumbent, Robert Bashore, in a Republican primary.
        This year, Sharp is being challenged for the Republican  nomination in a June 13 primary. Although Bashore went on to wage a write-in campaign against Sharp, in 2005, Sharp won the general election in November. The winner of this year’s Republican primary will also probably be the winner of the November general election.

  • Board approves housing project

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2, Monday night, to approve a rezoning that will clear the way for an upscale housing development in Forest on Va. 221, across the highway from Bethany Church Circle.
        The project, which plans for 170 houses with a starting price of $300,000 will cover 189 acres and have exits on Va. 221 and Everett Road. The average lot size will be just under an acre.

  • 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.

  • Brook Hill Farm rescues horses, teenagers

        Brook Hill Farm held an open house to celebrate its success rescuing horses and teenagers.

        Brook Hill is an accredited horse rehabilitation and retirement facility. It’s where area law enforcement can bring horses that they have confiscated due to neglect and abuse. The horses, in turn, help humans.

  • 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.