Today's News

  • The table is set


    Sabre Stadium should be rocking on Friday night when Liberty and Jefferson Forest wrap up their regular seasons in a most meaningful game.

    Not only does the contest pit county rivals against one another, with the county championship on the line, the game will also determine a whole lot more.

    As both teams beat Staunton River earlier in the season, the champions of Bedford County will be decided in this game.

    While Bedford bragging rights are always nice, the bigger issue has to do with playoffs.

  • Sports commentary: Good sports


    The Word of the Day which popped up is "Dichotomy." 

    A dichotomy is a division of something into two mutually exclusive classifications.

    In this case, the dichotomy exists in my mind and it has to do with long-distance running.

    On the one hand, I've never been fond of that activity.  Whether it was during high school football or in the Army, the idea of running very far seemed senseless and cruel.

  • Eagles lose with class



    It's hard to lose while showing class.

    It's really hard to lose when it's to a district rival, such as Lord Botetourt.

    It's even harder to take when you're on the short end of a 47-10 score, as was Staunton River last Friday.

    But that's what the Eagles did.  Toward the end of the game, with the scoreboard reading 40-3, Staunton River showed scads of class.

    But first, we set the table for you.

  • Cavs on the bubble


    Better make that a table for three.

    E.C. Glass Ben Martin likes to take his wife, Darlene, out for a dinner at their favorite Lynchburg restaurant after a Glass win.

    The coach might be wise to invite Donnie Morgan Jr. along for this week's treat.

    The junior quarterback was a one-man wrecking crew, as he led the 'Toppers to a 21-0 win over Jefferson Forest.

    The win, at City Stadium, resulted in a switcheroo of playoff postures going into the final week of the season.

  • Liberty locks down playoff berth


    Going into Friday night's game, Amherst was the only Seminole District team to hold a winning record over Liberty this century.

    Indeed, in the 13 games prior to this one, the Lancers held a 7-6 edge.  When the dust settled Friday night at Minutemen Stadium, that distinction was lost.

    Liberty outmuscled and outraced the perennially powerful and speedy Lancers, 42-16.

    The game was nearly the polar opposite of last year's matchup, won by Amherst, 46-14.

  • Looking to the future: Putting in place meaningful reforms to Washington’s spending culture

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    I am very grateful for the many Fifth District Virginians who contacted our offices over the course of the last several weeks as Washington once again proved that it is completely out of touch with the American people.

  • Putting a band-aid on Healthcare.gov

    Since the October 1st roll-out of HealthCare.Gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the President’s health care law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches. Needless to say, this has made for anything but a smooth experience for those attempting to access the site.

  • Rural voters, awake! Why vote GOP?

    I’m going to make a bold prediction about next week’s election: While losing decisively across the state, Ken Cuccinelli will carry Bedford, Amherst, and Campbell counties by wide margins.
        Okay, you can stop chuckling. It’s not very “bold” to predict that “Cooch” will lose, and it’s anything but bold to say he’ll take the majority of votes in the rural communities of Central Virginia.

  • ObamaCare meltdown

        Senator Ted Cruz and the other Republicans who led a valiant, but ill-considered attempt to ram their heads through a brick wall earlier this month missed a golden opportunity.

  • Just say ‘yes’

    edford County is getting ready to build a new school. It’s going to happen, one way or another.
        Originally that school was slated to be a new middle school for the Liberty Zone, to replace Bedford Middle School. That’s certainly needed—so much so that the reversion agreement hammered out between Bedford County and the city of Bedford included that requirement.
        But there may be a better plan.