Today's News

  • Liberty soccer lasses start season a'fire



    Perhaps a mystery has been solved.

    One of the things that has been confounding about the Liberty girls soccer team has been its inability to post large-margin victories at Rustburg.

    Liberty always seems to get the win, but scores of 2-0 or 1-0 have been the norm.  Blame it on the Red Devil field's crown.  Blame it on the turf's drainage.

  • Lady Minutemen be-Deviled on softball field


    The Seminole softball scene is shaping up to be one of dominant pitching.

    Therefore, teams are best advised to play solid defense and muster whatever run support they can.

    Liberty managed to do neither, while Rustburg did both.  As a result, we had Liberty falling to Rustburg on the Lady Minutemen's diamond to the tune of 5-0 last Friday evening.

    "That was a tough opening loss," said Liberty Head Coach Jeff Monroe.  "Rustburg is good and it placed the ball well."

  • M-Men blanked by Rusties on diamond


    The Rusties looked good while the Minutemen looked rusty.

    Those Rusties dished up a giant goose egg while putting up an even dozen of their own.  The 12-0, mercy-rule-shortened game gave Liberty a rocky start to a season full of hope.

    Liberty looked solid in the first two innings of play.  Will Grant opened on the mound for the Minutemen, looking steady despite the Red Devils managing to score a second-inning run.

  • JF softballers top River in a doozy


    Talk about a 180!

    A game that had been tepid and mundane became a heated, gut-wrenching affair in the seventh inning.

    When the dust finally settled on the chilly field at Staunton River, it was Jefferson Forest which prevailed over the host Golden Eagles, 7-6.

    The game appeared to belong to the Eagles, until the last inning that is.

    Shortstop Madison Meador scored the game's first run in the fifth inning before driving home Kyndall Witt and Rachel Madelle.

  • Small ball Rivermen top JF


    Is there a better birthday present than a win over Jefferson Forest?

    It is if your the head coach of cross-county rival Staunton River.

    That's just what Brian Divers' Golden Eagles served up for the birthday boy on Monday evening, though the official date was one day later.

    The win propelled Staunton River to a mark of 2-0 in the early going, including Saturday's 12-3 win over Heritage.

  • Bedford man arrested for felony hit and run in fatal accident that killed bicyclist

    A Bedford man has been charged with felony hit and run in connection with an accident that killed a bicyclist Friday evening on Va. 122

    Michael Wayne Jenkins, 26, of Bedford, was arrested early Monday morning at his residence on Snowberry Hill. Jenkins is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.

  • Honoring women of character, courage, and commitment

    From the birth of our nation, women have played an integral role in history. We can all think of a woman who has influenced the course of the United States. Think of Dolley Madison, who saved the painting of George Washington from fire, or Clara Barton, founder of what is now the American Red Cross. The suffragists who fought for the right to vote also come to mind as well as Rosa Parks who took a stand for civil rights, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

  • GA adjourns—without a budget

    By Delegate T. Scott Garrett, M.D.
    23rd House District

        The 2014 session of the General Assembly has adjourned – without a budget.

  • What’s up with the $6 million?

    By Ann Briscoe

        I attended the Bedford County Board of Supervisors’ meeting March 11. 

  • The influence of the web ever increases

    Apparently, there was a 25th anniversary last week of the founding of the World Wide Web. It was 1989 when British inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee first proposed and used the word “Web” to describe this global connection through computers.
        Or something like that...and I say “apparently” about the anniversary, because, according to an article on Slate magazine, the Web has too many anniversaries. If you look at when the first e-mail was sent, or when the first “.com” address was established, those are all different dates.