Today's News

  • Eagles soar high in first district game

    Sports Editor

        The rain couldn’t stop the Staunton River Golden Eagles running game last Friday at William Fleming.
        After a loss to Jefferson Forest the week before, the Eagles had every intention of getting back on the winning track.
        The Golden Eagles won their first district game against William Fleming, beating the Colonels 33-14.

  • Individuals Advancing to Regions

        Jefferson Forest took top honors at the Bedford County golf tournament held last Wednesday, Sept 23. The match was hosted by Staunton River and took place at Mariners Landing Golf Course.
        Forest took first place with a total score of 167, Staunton River and Liberty finished with a score of 183.

  • Constitution Day reminds us of our founding principles

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of our United States Constitution. As we paused to reflect on the meaning of this remarkable document, we were again reminded of its vital purpose and the nation that our framers envisioned.


  • Protecting life from the start
  • Sanders offers LU new take on morality

        Bernie Sanders in Lynchburg, Va.? That’s an odd enough image and thought, but to see him at the national capital of “Christian conservatism,” Liberty University, well, that’s truly mind-blowing.
        But there he was, and he handled it brilliantly. Sanders accepted what is said to be a standing invitation at Liberty for presidential candidates of both parties. You couldn’t blame Democrats for saying “Why would we go?,” in light of what we know about politics at LU. But Sanders went.

  • A little streamlining may be in order

        Hillary Clinton, who remains the “Democratic” Party’s front runner, has taken a rather hawkish stance on Iran, although she’s done it in the context of her support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with the mullahs who run that country.  Clinton promises to take a hard line in dealing with Iran if American voters are foolish enough to elect her.

  • Covering my first football game

    When I walked onto the field for the first time in about nine years I was amazed. Things looked so much different from what I remembered, yet everything was still the same.
        The field seemed smaller, the students more rowdy. But being on the field was like being at home, hearing the chanting from the fans and the coaches yelling at the players.

  • Forest moves to 2-0 in district play with Seminole victories

    rought home two district wins this past week.
        The Lady Cavaliers beat Heritage at home on Tuesday September 15. The Cavaliers beat the Pioneers in three sets.
        The first set the Cavaliers won 25-13, the second set 25-10 and the third set 20-25.
         Sticking with the game plan, Coach Barry Simpson was pleased with the team, “Our girls played very well. We were able to get all the team players into the match. I am overall pleased with their performance,” he said.

  • Fire Alarm hurts the Lady M-men

    Liberty girls volleyball took home a win against Amherst and dealt with a fire alarm interrupting its match with E.C Glass.
        The Lady Minutemen rolled over Amherst with a 3-1 win on Tuesday Sept. 15.    

  • Staunton River travels to William Fleming

    This Friday, Staunton River goes on the road to William Fleming, where the team will hve its first district game.
        Coach Chuck Poston knows the games in the district will be tough, “They are all tough in the district we play. We open up with William Fleming here in district play.”