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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • A win-win

     

    Both girls’ soccer teams came into Monday night’s game at Sabre Stadium in need of something.

    Jefferson Forest needed a crisp win over a solid opponent to rid itself of the bad taste in its mouth, a residual of its being throttled by E.C. Glass late last week.

    Liberty needed to hang with one of the premier teams in the area in order to steady itself for the upcoming playoff slog.

  • Our veterans deserve better from the VA

    Last month marked one year since we learned of the gross mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in tragic outcomes for those who have made countless sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedoms. The problems within the VA are the result of a broken system, and though our work is far from over, the House has worked to implement meaningful, structural reforms to ensure our veterans have the care they deserve.

     

  • Small businesses have a large impact on local economies

    Driving through the Sixth Congressional District is a lesson in the role small businesses play in shaping and growing our communities. Whether it’s a hardware store that’s been around for generations, an assisted living facility that prides itself on quality care, or a tech startup paving the way forward, small businesses are instrumental in driving local economies and providing jobs for our family members, neighbors, and friends. In fact, half of America’s workforce in the private sector is employed by small businesses.

  • Elected officials can’t ‘play ostrich’

    By Kelly Harmony
    Bedford County School Board
    District 6

        I would like to share a few thoughts of my last four years on the School Board as everyone prepares to vote on June 9.
        Kevin Willis and I joined the fight in Bedford County before we were ever elected to the board. Attending countless meetings, researching information becoming educated on the topics at hand.

  • Candidates riding in on donkeys

        The 2016 Republican presidential field now includes religious right candidates, for whom running for president is like riding their donkeys into Jerusalem.
        A significant part of the party base (perhaps as much as 25 percent) is still said to be “evangelical Christians.”

  • Even his own party doesn’t trust him

        A bill that the Senate passed last week ought to provide a good dose of reality for liberal wing-nuts. They like to accuse critics of President Obama’s negotiations with Iran as being warmongers. But, look at who is among those critics.

  • Spring swings into gear

        If you can’t find something to do in the Bedford area this weekend, you just aren’t looking.
        There is a lot to do!

  • Student Advisory Council gives input to school board

        Bedford County Public Schools has a student advisory council composed of student representatives of all three high schools and all three middle schools.

        The group’s purpose is to relay the concerns of students to the school board. The advisory council meets several times during the year and makes a presentation at a school board meeting at the end of the year.
        The students on the 2014-2015 council made their presentation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.