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Today's News

  • Sports commentary: Welcome

        So, Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) is becoming part of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).  That has lots of folks feeling CONCERNED.
        The VHSL and LCA recently issued an announcement that ended the school’s lawsuit against the state’s high school sports governing body.
        The key take-aways from the agreement are:

  • A "Grand" evening for graduates

        Just prior to receiving their sheepskins, a good number of Bedford County athletes were feted by the Bedford Rotary.
        At a ceremony held at Jefferson Forest High School, athletes in 21 individual sports were recognized for their accomplishments, both in the fields of their athletic endeavors as well as for their scholastic accomplishments and contributions to our community.

  • Honoring our law enforcement officers

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Attend public hearing on rezoning

    By Sandra Boyes
    Bedford

        This is my very first letter to the editor. I have lived in this lovely, safe, convenient Town of Bedford Virginia for 48 years, and up to now, “everything seemed to be pretty much in order.”    I cannot think of a better place in which to have lived with my husband Dave and our five children, David, Lee, Mark, Mary and Paul.  Moving to Bedford gave us a wonderful life.

  • W.’s brother faces a rough campaign

        The brother of the swaggering little Texan – a term I proudly coined for our last and most hapless president – has yet to announce for his sibling’s old job, but it’s clear he’s running for it.
        We know a lot about Jeb Bush. He was governor of Florida, where he helped his brother “win” that state in the 2000 election, under very dubious circumstances.

  • Republicans are the least of his problems

        Senate Republicans are the least of President Barack Obama’s problems as he seeks to negotiate what looks like a bad nuclear deal with Iran. A couple of weeks ago his own party demonstrated that they don’t trust him when “Democrats” joined Republicans to pass a bill, on a 98-1 vote, that will allow Congress to weigh in on any deal President Obama negotiates.

  • Sports commentary: Betrayed

     

    Now I know what it’s like to have your wife cheat on you with your best friend.

    OK, that’s a little strong.  At least I know what it’s like to have two organizations of which I am extremely fond get nailed for doing something that I consider untoward.

  • Heading to the post-season!

     

    All the pieces to the puzzle haven’t been provided.  But, we think we’ve got enough of them to give you an idea of how this Spring’s playoffs picture looks.  At least, for the first round.

     

    Liberty

    The good news for Liberty is that it is part of the five-team Conference 30.  Of the quintet that comprises that conference, two will advance to regionals.

    The bad news is that, for the most part, it’s a tough row to hoe in 30.

  • min-nets max nets

     

    Central Bedford County doesn’t have a reputation for being a tennis hotbed.

    But that seems to be changing thanks, in large part, to the Liberty girls’ tennis team.

    The crew of racketeers made mincemeat of the competition in winning the Conference 30 title last week.

    Of the team’s second-straight conference title, Head Coach Ramona Murray said, “We’ve had success because the girls play so hard and enjoy learning about tennis.  They aren’t just out there.”

  • River rocks Rocks

     

    Whenever Eagles and Wildcats get together, feathers and fur are sure to fly.

    That was the case on Friday evening.  But it was the aerial predators which got the upper hand, er, talon, over their feline foes.

    Staunton River topped Rockbridge, County in baseball, softball and boys soccer while settling for a tie on the girls’ pitch.

    All was good on the homefront, where the softball and boys’ soccer teams gave the local fans a start before picking up wins.