Today's News

  • Clothing and household goods ministry opens

    Faith Fellowship Assembly of God has opened The Clothing & Prayer Closet on West Depot Street. According to Rev. Jim Booth, the pastor, it’s goal is to help families who have nothing and have no local support system to help them. The Closet will stock clothing, shoes, household goods,  furniture and toys. There will be no charge for anything. Everything will be given away.

  • Extra Points: My thoughts of Duke University Basketball

        I cannot believe the audacity of Grayson Allen, the Duke University basketball player. Last week he tripped another player,  and when a foul was called he threw a temper tantrum on the sidelines. His tantrum was so irate that a coach assisted by staff had to constrain him until he calmed down, and he thought a face-to-face apology would be good enough.

  • Swimming Preview

    Jefferson Forest looking for another run at States

  • Police still seeking missing teen

    Brianna Hederick, a Bedford teen, is still missing and Bedford police are actively looking for her.

        According to Lt. Shannon Walker,  Hederick, who is 16, was last seen in her home at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. She was reported missing the next day.
        “We have no evidence of foul play,” Walker said.

  • Liberty boys defeat Staunton River

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Liberty fell to Hidden Valley 61-38 last Wednesday, in a non-conference match-up. The Titans came into the game 5-2, falling to William Byrd and Henry.
        The Minutemen gave HV a run in the first quarter but fell behind. The Titans led 17-15.
        Liberty was unable to keep up in the second quarter as Hidden Valley held them off and went into halftime leading 33-17.

  • River girls looking to improve

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
        The Liberty girls basketball team was led by Rebecca Hensley and Celeste St. John scoring 16 points apiece to defeat Chatham 57-48 Tuesday, December 20.
        The Lady Minutemen took a quick 13-7 lead over Chatham in the first period. Liberty continued to steal and rebound the ball well to control the game. The Lady Minutemen extended its lead to 26-16 at halftime.

  • Marines make children's Christmas

        It looked like it was going to be a bleak Christmas for three children in the Goodview area, although their mother, Cheyenne Martin, is thankful that her whole family is safe, even though she lost everything.

  • The Claus Conspiracy

    By Brandi Mitchell

        When you think of Christmas, you think of decorated trees, of holiday festivities, of family and of food. But among these pleasant images, many people often think of a jolly elderly fellow who delivers gifts at midnight to all the children of the world.
        A fellow who goes by the name of Claus. Santa Claus.

  • I hope you found a way out

    By Ashley Rambo Shaw
    Brownsburg IN

        Jason was my best friend in the third grade, and he was hopelessly poor.  He was what I call “Appalachian poor” – a destitution without the web of resources available in an urban area. 

  • Guardians of the Lake

    By Casey Kroll

    Smith Mountain Lake Association

        As I have shared in several of my previous articles, when I moved to Smith Mountain Lake about four years ago, I experienced many, many surprises.