Today's News

  • Extra Points: Approaching October

        Wow, it has been a full year since I started this job and let me just tell you, Bedford County sent me on a ride of a lifetime. Getting to the know the athletes, the teams and the schools has been amazing. Of course, it’s always a pleasure to write about these teams and speak to all the coaches.

  • Town saves big bucks

        This call was well worth the dime -- or whatever it takes now-a-days to make a call.

        The town of Bedford recently experienced a malfunction of vital equipment at its Snowden hydroelectric plant on the James River.  A component known as a speed increaser failed. 
        And it wasn’t a cheap fix.

  • River’s offense overpowers Fleming

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River offense started off slowly last Friday but was still able to eventually overpower the William Fleming defense. The Golden Eagles cruised to a 47-7 victory over the Colonels.
        “We are tickled to death to get the win and get to 5-0,” said Coach Chuck Poston. “It wasn’t perfect but I am really proud of the way our kids played. We were a little sluggish offensively to start out.”

  • Liberty steps up its game

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Crucial mistakes cost Liberty against Rustburg last Friday and the Minutemen fell 34-20.
        “We played better,” said Coach Chris Watts. “We still made some mistakes at the worst possible time to kind of put ourselves in a bad situation.”
        Rustburg started off the game with a 60-yard rushing touchdown. Liberty answered with a Brock Porter 3-yard touchdown. PAT was no good.

  • Restoring transparency and accountability for our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Fixing the VA

    America’s veterans put their lives on the line for us. Throughout the history of our nation, brave men and women have faced great danger to protect the freedoms that set us apart from the world. Our veterans served us, and when they return home, it’s our turn to serve them.


  • Chairman Update

    Steve Wilkerson
    Chairman, Bedford County Board of Supervisors

        Greetings to all, it’s time to give everyone an update of this year’s activities and the accomplishments of your Board of Supervisors and associated County Departments, so let’s see what’s what. 

  • Trump supporters ‘deplorable?’ Oh, yeah

        The big news in the presidential race last week was Donald Trump’s admission that, yes, Barack Obama, our 44th president, duly elected twice by the American people, was actually born in this country.
        Apparently, Trump is now willing to let Obama and his family stay in the country, since he’s determined, once and for all, the president’s origins. It remains a mystery how and why he thinks this holy mission fell upon him, but, you know, we’re dealing with Donald Trump here, so who knows?

  • Some good ideas

        Bedford County Public Schools is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Dr. Douglas Schuch, the school division’s superintendent, unveiled a draft at this month’s regular school board meeting.

  • Week 5 Football Previews

    Liberty hosts Rustburg