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Today's News

  • Just in time

        Tom Smedley, who will turn 90 in September, grew up in a small Ohio River town in Pennsylvania, a short distance down the river from Pittsburgh. It was a steel mill town and his father, a World War I veteran, urged him to get out of the area as soon as he could.

        “When you grow up,” the elder Smedley urged his son, “get out of this area and find a clean place to live.”

  • Principal disputes demotion

        For seven years Aprille Monroe has served as the principal of Huddleston Elementary School.

        Last Thursday, that changed when the Bedford County School Board voted to reassign her to a teaching position. Monroe claims the demotion was in response to an email she sent last August to Central Office personnel concerning a video highlighting the school system’s accomplishments through personalized learning.

  • JF soccer wins State title in shootout

        After cruising through the regular season and the conference and region playoffs, Jefferson Forest’s girls soccer team was pushed to the brink, both mentally and physically.

        It was a true test of tenacity and grit on June 9-10, as the Cavs left it all on the field in back-to-back shootouts en route to capturing the program’s first ever 4A State Championship title.

  • Finding Beale’s Gold

        Beale’s will open its doors to the public for the first time on June 24.

  • They rocked the SOL's

    Less than a year ago, Moneta Elementary School learned it would have to face being denied accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

        Last month, on the last day of school, the school’s staff, students and community celebrated the fact that they had Rocked the SOLs and appeared to be headed to full accreditation.

  • Bansley, Sharp win GOP primary

    The voters have spoken and Charla Bansley will replace Steve Wilkerson in the District 3 seat on the board of supervisors in January. Bansley defeated incumbent Wilkerson in last night's Republican primary with 55 percent of the vote. Wilkerson got 45 percent.

    In District 4, incumbent John Sharp won by an even larger margin. He fended off a challenge by Gary Hostutler with 59 percent of the vote. Hostutler received 41 percent.

  • Tuesday is primary day in Virginia!

        Virginians know how our state holds a governor’s election the year after the presidential contests, and we take for granted that it will be watched everywhere. This year is no less true!
         On Tuesday, June 13, citizens of the Old Dominion who don’t like to miss elections will go to the polls and choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. Problem is, those “who don’t like to miss elections” are smaller than they’ve ever been, and it’s a serious problem for our democracy.

  • Samson, the Philistines are upon you!

        She said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. (Judges 16:20 NSAB)

  • May we never forget

    By James F. Burns

        A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment.  Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion.  Hal had been tasked by his company commander to go back down onto the beach and retrieve some equipment.  A farm boy from Iowa now deep into his 60s, he shared this memory with me, his words below.

  • Samson, the Philistines are upon you!

    She said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. (Judges 16:20 NSAB)