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Today's News

  • Bedford man arrested in fatal accident with bicyclist

    A Bedford man has been charged with felony hit and run in connection with an accident that killed a bicyclist Friday evening on Va. 122

        Michael Wayne Jenkins, 26, of Bedford, was arrested  early Monday morning at his residence on Snowberry Hill. Jenkins is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.

  • Tharp, Stanley won't run again

        Bedford Town Council will have at least two new members on it after November’s election because two current members of council have opted not to seek re-election.

        Councilmen Skip Tharp and C.G. Stanley have announced they won’t be running for their current seats in the fall. Four years ago Stanley decided the current term would be his last and Tharp decided this week he would step aside.

  • Sports commentary: What a (b)racket!

     

    Well, my bracket is already marred.

    But, then again, it's highly likely that yours is, too.

    It has been proven, fairly conclusively, that nobody will ever have a perfect bracket.  The odds of doing so are something along the lines of 9.2 quintillion to one.

    I don't know what a quintillion is, exactly.  I do know it's larger than a quadrillion, which is bigger, still, than a trillion.  So, it's big.

  • Minutemen exorcise Red Devils from pitch

     

    They struck early.  Then, they made it stick.

    The Liberty boys soccer team started its season-opening game with Rustburg as if had been waiting to explode.

    That's just what the Minutemen did, posting a pair of goals shortly after the match's opening whistle.  Those two goals, plus a second half insurance tally, were all the scoring the Minutemen needed in nabbing the 3-0 win on their own turf.

  • Liberty soccer lasses start season a'fire

     

     

    Perhaps a mystery has been solved.

    One of the things that has been confounding about the Liberty girls soccer team has been its inability to post large-margin victories at Rustburg.

    Liberty always seems to get the win, but scores of 2-0 or 1-0 have been the norm.  Blame it on the Red Devil field's crown.  Blame it on the turf's drainage.

  • Lady Minutemen be-Deviled on softball field

     

    The Seminole softball scene is shaping up to be one of dominant pitching.

    Therefore, teams are best advised to play solid defense and muster whatever run support they can.

    Liberty managed to do neither, while Rustburg did both.  As a result, we had Liberty falling to Rustburg on the Lady Minutemen's diamond to the tune of 5-0 last Friday evening.

    "That was a tough opening loss," said Liberty Head Coach Jeff Monroe.  "Rustburg is good and it placed the ball well."

  • M-Men blanked by Rusties on diamond

     

    The Rusties looked good while the Minutemen looked rusty.

    Those Rusties dished up a giant goose egg while putting up an even dozen of their own.  The 12-0, mercy-rule-shortened game gave Liberty a rocky start to a season full of hope.

    Liberty looked solid in the first two innings of play.  Will Grant opened on the mound for the Minutemen, looking steady despite the Red Devils managing to score a second-inning run.

  • JF softballers top River in a doozy

     

    Talk about a 180!

    A game that had been tepid and mundane became a heated, gut-wrenching affair in the seventh inning.

    When the dust finally settled on the chilly field at Staunton River, it was Jefferson Forest which prevailed over the host Golden Eagles, 7-6.

    The game appeared to belong to the Eagles, until the last inning that is.

    Shortstop Madison Meador scored the game's first run in the fifth inning before driving home Kyndall Witt and Rachel Madelle.

  • Small ball Rivermen top JF

     

    Is there a better birthday present than a win over Jefferson Forest?

    It is if your the head coach of cross-county rival Staunton River.

    That's just what Brian Divers' Golden Eagles served up for the birthday boy on Monday evening, though the official date was one day later.

    The win propelled Staunton River to a mark of 2-0 in the early going, including Saturday's 12-3 win over Heritage.

  • Bedford man arrested for felony hit and run in fatal accident that killed bicyclist

    A Bedford man has been charged with felony hit and run in connection with an accident that killed a bicyclist Friday evening on Va. 122

    Michael Wayne Jenkins, 26, of Bedford, was arrested early Monday morning at his residence on Snowberry Hill. Jenkins is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.