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Today's News

  • Cavalier Theatre among the state’s best

        Jefferson Forest High School’s (JFHS) Cavalier Theatre went to Charlottesville, Monday, for the state championship competition in theater.

  • It was a moving experience

    Rather than tearing down the house that used to belong to former Bedford County Sheriff Jack Cundiff, Clay Luck decided to move it.

        He and his father, Gibo Luck are developing Oakwood Villas and the house was formerly located on the development’s site.
        One factor in the decision is that his wife, Tara, wanted to preserve it.
        “I like history so much,” she said.
         “It was well built,” she added. “We hated to see it torn down.”

  • One year later, couple sees new home rise from the ashes

    Jamie and Kim Snell, along with their three shih tzus, Mocha, Java and Latte, were able to move into their new home on Longwood Avenue the week before Thanksgiving.

  • Investor reacts to charges

        Charlie Frazer describes himself as a minor investor, but still just feels “that he’s been had.”

  • Shooting details revealed

        The officer-related shooting death of Richard Thomas Bergeron on Oct. 28 has been ruled as a justified shooting by Michael R. Doucette, the commonwealth’s attorney in Lynchburg, who was serving as special prosecutor in the investigation.

  • Safety is recognized

     

    The non-profit Sea Tow Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education, is delighted to announce that Captains Rick and Nancy Ellett, co-owners of Sea Tow Smith Mountain Lake (Virginia), are the winners of the first-ever Sea Tow Foundation Hero Award. 

  • Don't go there

     

    Bedford County is famous for many things.  It has the D-Day Memorial, the Peaks of Otter and Poplar Forest, all national treasures.

    Bedford County has also earned a reputation as a mecca for deer hunting.  The county, by far, produces the richest harvest of deer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Liberty ladies on the ascent

     

    No year in recent memory has held as much hope for Liberty girls' basketball as does this one.

    Coming off a season in which they finished 17-5, the Lady Minutemen seem poised to make a stab at a deep run in the playoffs. 

    But, they're likely to do so only:

    -IF Mikalah Jones, the engine of last year's team, can step up and assume the mantle of leadership, both on and off the court.

    -IF the ladies in red, white and blue respond positively to Jones's leadership.

  • Chins up, lads: That was an excellent run

     

    By my count, there is a total of  about 100 people who  had any inkling that the Jefferson Forest football team would have as fine a season as the one just ended.

    I get that number from a count of the players and coaches on the team.  Outside of that small group, I really don't see anybody.

    Heck, I picked the Cavs to finish in fourth place in the Seminole District.  And I bumped them from my original spot of seventh only after seeing them in a scrimmage.

  • Unlucky 13 for Cavs

     

    It was close, but size and strength won out over speed and precision.

    "Any loss is a tough one," sighed JF Head Coach Bob Christmas as the sun set Saturday evening.

    The burly bruisers of Bealeton had just topped the fleet fellows of Forest, 35-28, in a beaut of a game.

    Well, for the most part, it was a beaut of a game.  In a contest in which minimizing mistakes was a must, the Cavs fell short.  A team which was noted for having minimal turnovers during the regular season, had a pair of them against the Eagles.