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Today's News

  • Record-breaking quartet

     

    Early during the Conference 24 outdoor track championships, the announcer at the E.C. Glass site let it be known that every event winner would establish a meet record.

    That's how it goes at an inaugural meet.

    While 34 meet records were set that day, the Jefferson Forest 4 X 800 team wasn't concerned about being one of them.  The team of Abby May, Madelynn Knight, Erin Saunders and Alyssa Shupe had its collective eyes on another prize:  a school record.

    That, and beating archrival E.C. Glass.

  • Minettes romp in Conference 30 track

     

    It may have been the first-ever Conference 30 championship but, for Liberty's girls team, it was the usual script.

    The Minettes used their great depth and proficiency across events to dominate the conference meet, hosted by Heritage last Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Girls results

    1.  Liberty        233.5

    2.  Heritage           137

  • River soccer girls nearly win title

     

    They came close, but they missed the brass ring.

    Have no fears, though: They'll still likely go far.

    Staunton River's girls' soccer team saw its aspirations of a Blue Ridge regular-season crown torched on the fields of Daleville.

    Specifically, the Lady Eagles were bounced by the Bots, 4-1.

    Fortunately, a get-well plan arrived in the form of Alleghany.

    Over the course of three nights, the Staunton River booters solidified their places in the district with a duo of wins over the Mountaineers.

  • River baseball crew wins top seed in conference

     

    They continue to impress.

    This group of youngish Golden Eagles are making hay on the baseball diamond.

    Staunton River's latest achievement was earning the top spot in the Conference 30 playoffs.  It's more than just an honorarium:  The prize includes a valuable first-round bye, the only one issued for the seven-team field.

    River controlled its own destiny going into the final week of the regular season.  The Eagles faltered, at first, absorbing a 5-3 loss on the fields of Lord Bot.

  • Sports commentary: Help wanted

     

    It seems that everyone has their hand out lately.

    Barely a day goes by when you're not solicited by some good cause or another.

    Well, let me join in the fun.

    The good news is, I'm not looking to hit you up for any of your treasure.  

    What I seek is your brain and the thinking it can generate.  You see, summer is just around the corner, and I'll need your help.

  • Public hearing scheduled on potential school closing

    The Bedford County School Board will be conducting a public hearing on potential closing/consolidation of elementary schools in the Staunton River Zone and the resulting redistricting of students.

    The hearing will take place on Monday, June 2, 7 p.m. in the Staunton River High School auditorium. Anyone who wants to speak at this hearing should contact Sherry Ratliff, School Board Clerk, at 540-586-1045 x-257. Those wishing to speak may also sign up to speak on the evening of June 2 when arriving at the hearing.

  • Seeking an independent IRS investigation

    On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted to inappropriately targeting conservative groups for “extra scrutiny” in connection with their applications for tax-exempt status.  President Obama denounced this behavior as “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” He pledged that the Administration would “find out exactly what happened” and would make sure wrongdoers were “held fully accountable.” In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days later, Attorney General Eric Holder promised that “this will not be ab

  • Has Va. GOP punted the Senate race?

    With municipal elections across Virginia complete, voters won’t be asked to go to the polls again until November for the “mid-term” races.
        The current Congress, with Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans running the House, is set to renew itself as it does every two years.
        Congress has seen its approval ratings steadily sink, even falling to single digits. Ideological stances have tightened and getting things done for the people is less important than clinging to ideology.

  • New evidence warrants an investigation

        I’ve been wondering why “Democrats” seem to be almost hysterical about the House select committee that Speaker of the House John Boehner is setting up to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U. S. consulate in Benghazi that killed our ambassador to Libya, among other Americans. They seem like they are actually afraid of it and I wonder if  they know, or suspect, that there is a huge embarrassment for their party lurking out there, waiting to be discovered.

  • Be safe out there

         National Safe Boating Week is May 17 – 23 and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is reminding all boaters to remember some important safety tips this boating season. 
        We shouldn’t need to be reminded twice about this.