Today's News

  • In the winning ring

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Olivia Randall, out of Synergy Gym, competed in the WKA USA National Championships in New York City on May 21.
        This was Randall’s second year fighting at the tournament, but it was the first year it was held in New York City.

  • Passing of a Legend

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        This weekend boxing legend Muhammad Ali gripped the hands of his family members for the last time as they all said their goodbyes.
        Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay and passed away June 3, 2016. Ali struggled with Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease. 

  • River softball swept away by the Gobblers

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River girls softball team lost 9-2 to Broadway on Tuesday, May 31 in the regional quarterfinals.
        The Lady Eagles were unable to keep up with the Lady Gobblers after they hit three homeruns including a two-run shot.
    Madison Meador had three hits including a two-run homerun.
    The Lady Eagles went 13-5 in the regular season and went 15-8 overall.  

  • Extra Inning fall

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River boys baseball team fell 4-3 to Rustburg in eight innings on Friday, June 3 in the Regional semifinal game that was rained out the night before. “We definitely played good enough to win, and we had a couple calls that didn’t go our way,” said Coach Brian Divers.
        The Golden Eagles traveled to Fluvanna Co. High School twice to take on the Red Devils in the Regional semifinals.

  • New political dramas a must see!

        If you like television, you have to admit that the modern era offers something of a gold mine. Since the development of cable and satellite TV, there are more channels and networks than ever.
        In particular, if you enjoy dramas and documentaries on politics and history, then this truly is a golden age.

  • I’ll respect the picket lines

        As of this writing, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and Kroger had reached a tentative agreement on a contract. Union leadership has recommended that its members accept the contract offer.

  • Bedford man arrested for malicious wounding

    A 29-year-old Bedford man has been charged with malicious wounding following a stabbing early Tuesday morning.
        Bedford Police responded to a call at about 5 a.m., after learning from Bedford Memorial Hospital personnel that there was a man there with multiple stab wounds. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Christopher William Lantrip.

  • Hardy man faces attempted murder charge

        A Hardy man is facing an attempted second degree murder charge following an incident early Friday morning, May 27.
         Christopher W. Petersen, 29, has been  charged with attempted second degree murder; discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling and assault and battery.
        Just after midnight on May 27 Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call to the 1100 block of Oyler Road in Hardy.

  • Former worker at BMS pleads guilty to soliciting a minor

        A Lynchburg man, working at Bedford Middle School as a day treatment counselor, has pleaded guilty to three charges of computer solicitation of a minor under the age of 15.
        On Tuesday, Cleveland Leroy Coaxum Jr., 27, of Lynchburg, entered the pleas in Bedford Circuit Court.
        He had been charged last summer with the three felonies involving the use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

  • Tax fraud scheme

        Two Bedford residents were sentenced to prison Tuesday for criminal offenses arising out of a four-year scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo and U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. of the Western District of Virginia.