Today's News

  • Last mission

    “Two Jewish guys flew the last combat mission of World War II,” Jerry Yellin said, Tuesday morning.

  • Primaries to select candidates Tuesday

    Back in 1961, when Lacey Putney unseated an incumbent to win election to the 19th House of Delegates seat, he did so in a Democratic Party primary. Back in those days, the winner of the Democrats’ primary was also the winner of the November election.

  • Charges upgraded in alleged gang-related slaying


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    Today, Friday, the June session of the Bedford County Grand Jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. Three defendants who were previously charged for their alleged role in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments. True bills were returned against the following individuals.

  • Essentials to have on your boat for a day on the water

    Being prepared for each time you are out on the water will give you peace of mind, make you a better boater, and assure a more enjoyable boating experience.

  • Brady La Fon: Miracle Baby

    Brady La Fon was born blue.

  • Staunton River baseball ends successful season in Conference 31 semifinals

    Staunton River’s baseball team fell in the semifinals on the Conference 31 championship to Lord Botetourt, 4-0.

    The Eagles had faced off against the Cavs on May 22, and narrowly lost 3-1 in 11 innings. Once again, the semifinal game on May 26 was decided in one inning.

    Lord Botetourt scored all of their runs in the first inning, despite only one ball going past the infield.

  • Spiritual darkness lifted Donald Trump

        When Pope Francis met with our man-child president last week at the Vatican, the leader of the universal Catholic Church looked as though he’d rather be anywhere else in the universe except where he was.
         Trump was grinning like the proverbial Cheshire cat, but the Pope wasn’t smiling; not at all. We know, of course, who – among the two of them – is most respected around the world, and it certainly isn’t Donald Trump.

  • Liberty boys soccer falls to Rustburg in Conference 30 semifinal game

    Liberty’s boys soccer team faced Brookville in the Conference 30 quarterfinals on May 22. The boys looked to best the Bees after splitting regular season contests with them.

    The Minutemen not only toppled Brookville, but they scored a season-high five goals on their way to a dominant 5-1 win.

    “The first half was a slow start to us but we put  together what was probably our best soccer in the second 40 minutes,” said Head Coach Eric Seckman. “Everything was clicking for us.”

  • Liberty softball comes up short in Conference 30 championship game

    Liberty’s softball team was originally scheduled to play its Conference 30 semifinal bout on Tuesday, May 23, but inclement weather would push the game until Friday, May 26. 

    Due to the extreme weather delay, the Lady Minutemen were forced to play two games in one day for the conference championship. The squad’s day started at Tunstall at noon and finished at Heritage against Brookville.

    Liberty’s game against Tunstall started off smoothly, as Millie Thompson held her own in the circle with ten strike outs and zero runs scored.

  • Jefferson Forest softball falls by one run in Region 4A West quarterfinals

    Jefferson Forest softball started off its bid for the Conference 23 championship title by cruising over Liberty Christian Academy on May 22.

    The Cavs only needed five innings to thump LCA 11-0 on Monday. Megan O’Neil tossed a no-hitter while striking out eight and only walking two. Forest’s offense pounded in 12 hits to score its 11 runs.