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Today's News

  • Brook Hill fundraiser supports at-risk youth

        A recent fundraiser for Brook Hill Farm raised $24,000 for scholarships for at-risk youth.

        Brook Hill rescues unwanted and abused horses. It uses these horses to rescue at-risk teens. At risk teens are teens who are at risk of not completing high school.

  • Hard Tymes Lane

    By Patricia C Held

  • LCM celebrates 25 years of service

        Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a luncheon and a professional story teller, Thursday.

         The organization first opened its doors on Sept. 9, 1992, in the old Rucker House in Moneta, with four churches involved. Today, 14 churches partner with LCM.

  • Jefferson Forest's Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers faced their biggest test yet when they took on the Blacksburg Bruins, literally. The Bruins had a number of players standing over six feet tall and two future NCAA Division I players.
     

    In the end the Bruins were too much to handle and took the Cavaliers down 3-1.
     

  • The Bruins Prove too Much to Handle for the Cavaliers

    It had been over 27 years since the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Blacksburg Bruins had met face to face on the gridiron. On Nov. 10 they snapped that streak meeting in the first round of the Group 4A VHSL playoffs–a game that was far less climatic than the Cavaliers were hoping for.
     

    Blacksburg scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 54-6 victory over the Cavaliers, ending Jefferson Forest's season.
     

  • Heritage Ends Liberty's Season

    The Liberty Minutemen found themselves on the wrong side of another fantastic performance from the Heritage Pioneers and running back Elijah Davis.
     

    Fog covered the field before the players came onto the field. Once the game started the fielded resembled the graveyard scene from "Remember the Titans" only instead of gravestones there was players.
     

    Heritage put their full offensive talent on display in a crushing 69-7 victory over Liberty, ending the Minutemen's season.
     

  • Golden Eagles Soar Past Cave Spring

    The cold did not stop the Staunton River Golden Eagles from soaring high over the Cave Spring Knights. The Golden Eagles scored 48 points in the first half en route to a 56-21 victory.
     

    T.J. Tester made the first mark on the scoreboard with a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown. Kalip Jones was next to find the end zone on a 2-yard run making the score 12-0. Tester scored the next two touchdowns on a 10-yard run and a 29-yard run. Tester finished with four touchdowns on the night, three offensive and one defensive.
     

  • The face of war

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        I see the face of war, the one who went for me; the soldier, sailor, airman, the one who served for me.  The flash of exploding bombs, the crack of guns, the terrible screams of pain. 
        Most of us experience military service only through the eyes, ears, and efforts of others—our father, brother, son, uncle, aunt, sister, or mother.  But mostly men and often friends as well as relatives.

  • Plan now for the Holidays

    By Nicole S. Johnson
    Director of Tourism

  • Roy Moore: Alabama’s fruit salad fanatic

        There was a hilarious article recently in “The New Yorker” about the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, God’s own Roy Moore.
        Moore, whom we know from his Ten Commandments obsessions, defeated Senator Luther Strange in a Republican primary. This is the election to replace Jeff “Beauregard” Sessions, unfortunately now the U.S. Attorney General.