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Today's News

  • A grave injustice

    By Martin Leamy
    Reba, Virginia

        On 13 November 2014, the students, parents and teachers of Thaxton Elementary School suffered a grave injustice. 

  • Obama acts correctly on immigration


    Progressives are heartened by the recent actions of President Barack Obama, who seems to have found his liberal soul again after losses in the historically-low turnout election this year.
        Yes, the so-called “Republican wave” was produced by the lowest voter turnout in America since 1942. That’s right: 1942. Google it if you don’t believe me.
        Essentially, the turnout this year was white, male and Republican.

  • Whatever they want to call it
  • With thanksgiving

        The reality of life is always there to teach us that in any given year, we will enjoy both blessing and hardship, triumph and defeats.
        Sometimes it is easier to recount the struggles than to focus on the blessings. It can sometimes be easier to focus on the inequities of life and where life doesn’t appear to be fair. But the truth is, if we look close enough, we have blessings—many blessings—for which to give thanks. Let's take this season and use it to refocus on the blessings this life offers us.

  • Eagles seek to rebound

     

    They're bigger, but will they be better?

    Staunton River's boys basketball team looks ahead to the 2014-15 season with one goal:  to be better than last year.

    During the previous campaign, the Golden Eagles struggled through a 3-20 season.  For the second consecutive season, the Rivermen failed to pick up a win in the Blue Ridge District.  In mitigation, that was a brutal league last season.

  • Sports commentary: T-Giving thoughts

     

    Ah, the big day is nearly here.

    Thanksgiving is truly one of the great holidays.  It is a  day to load up on great food and then waddle your Tryptophan-laden self to the couch to catch some football.

    Yeah, turkey and football go with Thanksgiving like candy canes and creches go with Christmas.

    Or do they?

  • Up next for JF: A different Liberty

     

    Already haven beaten a team from the Evergreen District as well as a team named Liberty, Jefferson Forest seeks to do so again this Saturday afternoon.

    That's because they'll host Liberty-Bealeton in a Region 4A-North semifinal matchup.

    The Cavs dispatched Eastern View last week which, along with Liberty-Bealeton, is a member of the Evergreen.  Two weeks prior to that, JF topped Liberty-Bedford to claim the Seminole District crown (as well as the Bedford County championship).

  • JF keeps rolling

     

    In a game that was more offensive than Uncle Charlie picking his teeth at the Thanksgiving table, Jefferson Forest topped Eastern View, 63-55.

    Both team's offenses were stellar in a game that featured  a combined 17 touchdowns, 118 points and more than 1,000 yards.

  • Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • It’s time to get back to work

    You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the. I’d say that’s long enough, wouldn’t you?