Today's News

  • Let’s hope Trump can make a deal

        Along with reducing tensions with Russia, Donald Trump may actually reduce tensions with China. It’s an interesting concept concerning Trump’s China bashing rhetoric during his campaign.
        According to a story carried by Fox News last week, several media outlets have noted signs that Trump has become very popular on Chinese social media. It’s politically impossible to conduct an opinion poll in China, so Western media reporting on China monitor social media as a surrogate for polling.

  • Former Army sergeant enters pleas

        A former sergeant in the US Army pleaded no contest Tuesday to six felony charges related to a relationship he had with a 14-year-old Bedford County girl.
        Angelo E. Paderes , 27, entered the pleas on four counts of computer solicitation, one count of carnal knowledge and one count of abduction. A sentencing hearing has been set for March 3 at 1:30 p.m. on the charges. The no contest pleas mean he agrees the commonwealth has enough evidence to convict him, while not admitting to the crimes.

  • BCSO looks into thefts in Lake Vista area

        Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several reports of thefts from vehicles in the Lake Vista area of Bedford County.
        The larcenies occurred late Thursday night or early morning hours of Friday. All the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. Items missing are wallets, personal items, a .270 rifle and credit cards.

  • Childress’ store

        Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Bedford had nearly a dozen small family owned grocery stores.

         One of them was Childress’ Cash Food Market, owned by Wes Childress. The market was located in the building, on West Main Street, that now serves as Bedford’s Elks Lodge and Wes’ son, Tim Childress is a member and official of that lodge.

  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The 37th annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k and Fun Run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday.
        Participants dress up every year to enjoy the run. This year the race had 458 runners and three assisted runners.
        The classic had 48 youth runners for the one mile run and 20 for the fun run. The classic had seven teams running.

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty struggling at beginning of the season

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty boys basketball team struggled in its first game against E.C. Glass last Thursday. The Minutemen lost 51-38.
        Liberty scored 13 points in the first period, seven in the second, 12 in the third and six in the fourth.
        The Hilltoppers scored 14 in the first, 16 in the second 10 in the third and 11 in the fourth.

  • Forest girls start off season 3-0

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest defeated Culpeper 47-42 to become the tournament Champions last Saturday at Western Albemarle.
        Forest’s leading scorers were Emily Deitrick with 17 pts and 17 rebounds and Cassie Pelletier with eight points and 11 rebounds.
        Tiffany Carey made All-Tournament Team and Emily Deitrick was MVP.

  • Extra Points: Astonished

        Wow; that was about the only word I felt like I could say watching that Staunton River football team on Saturday. I don’t mean wow as a bad thing I mean wow as a good thing. I could not believe some of the plays this team was making.
        Watching this Golden Eagles team reminds me of watching Brookville back when I was in school, just everything about it amazed me. Sometimes it was truly better than watching college or even the NFL.

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

     OVERVIEW- Fishing will be better this month! Water temperature will be in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and cloudy days this month. Striper fishing the past few weeks has been poor. Cooler water temperatures hopefully will make for better fishing this month.

  • It’s all about the line

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        If it wasn’t for the Staunton River offensive line Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and T.J. Tester would struggle getting points on the board.
        The Staunton River line may not be the biggest line in the state of Virginia but with the guidance and help of their coaches they have definitely proven themselves to be one of the toughest.