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Today's News

  • Cavs topple Liberty in County Clash

    By: Melanie Schumilas

    The first half of the County Clash between Liberty and Jefferson Forest could be summed up in one word: strange.

    The perplexing first half saw three kickoffs returned for touchdowns, three personal foul penalties and the Cavs blitzing to a 26-0 lead deep into the second quarter.

    The Bedford County foes met Sept. 22 at Liberty’s field. While Liberty’s crowd was amped, there was little to cheer about as the Minutemen (2-2) struggled and fell behind 40-13 in the first half.

  • Two decades of service

    Carol Duus and Annette Jackson have been volunteering at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for more than two decades. Last Thursday they were recognized for that service at a luncheon held at Olde Liberty Station.

  • He keeps the beat with the Bedford Community Orchestra

    A good deed can open up opportunities.

        That’s how County Attorney Patrick Skelley came to join the Bedford Community Orchestra. He’s performed as a percussionist for the orchestra since 1997.
        Back then Skelley was living next door to Joe Still, who was the orchestra director. Still was elderly and Skelley helped him out one day.
        “He got his tractor stuck,” Skelley said.

  • Jefferson Forest sweeps Seminole District meet

    Liberty and Jefferson Forest’s cross country programs met yet again at Humankind for the Seminole District MidWeek Meet on Sept. 13. It was a successful meet for both programs, with both schools placing at least one runner in the top four.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball goes 2-1 during busy week

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team was hard at work, playing three games in three straight days. Despite the gruelling schedule, the Cavs came away with a 2-1 record on the week.

  • Liberty volleyball continues to fight

    Liberty’s volleyball program had an exceptionally busy week, playing three matches in four days.

    The Minutemen came away from the tough week with a 1-2 record, but showed its competitive spirit by avoiding any straight-set losses.

  • Cassidy Chambers is in her own league

    During the high school golf season, Cassidy Chambers certainly stands out as being the only girl on Staunton River’s team and often the only girl on the course.

    But don’t be fooled by her short 5’0” frame, she stacks up just fine against the boys.

    In fact, Chambers was the No. 1 golfer on her team this year, finishing fourth in the Blue Ridge District (BRD) with 86 points. Her 86 point total was just half a point shy of third.

  • Jefferson Forest golf goes undefeated in District play for 4th consecutive year

    JF golf endured a busy week that saw them go undefeated in Seminole District play, and grab two more top-two team finishes along with 13, top-10 individual finishers.

    The Cavs busy week started at Shenandoah Valley GC for the Skyline Invitational on Sept. 12. The Cavs faced only their second loss of the season (the first came at the High School Invitational against elite Class 5/6 competition) at the Invitational. They finished one stroke behind Loudoun County with a 298.

  • Eagles claim Bedford County bragging rights

    At the rate Staunton River is scoring, it’ll be a surprise if they don’t get more than 40 points a game.

    The Eagles (4-0) ran up the scoreboard once again, this time en route to toppling Liberty (2-1) 49-7 for the Bedford County Championship title.

    Staunton River had previously beaten Jefferson Forest in its home opener on Aug. 25. After beating the Minutemen on Sept. 15 on their home turf, the Eagles secured their place as Bedford County’s best team for the second year running.

  • Enhancing our community with autumn decor

    By Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director
    Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

        Soon we will welcome Autumn with it’s amazing colors, blue skies and all the joy associated with harvest, feasts, family and togetherness.  Fall in our mountain, lake and quaint ‘towns’ region is prime for tourism.  Now is the time for the business community to roll out the welcome mat leading to your door with a brilliant fall theme.