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Today's News

  • Former youth leader arrested

        A former local youth leader at a Forest church is facing a felony count for the unlawfully filming of a minor.
        Auri Christopher Collin Jones, 28, of Lynchburg was arrested Wednesday on one felony count of unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of a minor. On Thursday, Jones was arrested on a misdemeanor count of the same charge, related to filming someone over the age of 18.

  • Ware faces more charges

        The former Bedford County Board of Supervisors member, charged with embezzlement and money laundering, has been indicted on additional charges following the meeting of a Bedford County grand jury earlier this month.
        The grand jury indicted Earl Anthony (Tony) Ware of Big Island on an additional 11 counts, five for embezzlement and six for money laundering. Those are in addition to the 14 felony charges for embezzlement and money laundering filed earlier against Ware this year.

  • Getting ready for Christmas

        There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Christmas holidays over the next several weeks as communities come together in a variety of activities.

        From parades, to firing up the Christmas lights; visits with Santa to church plays and cantatas, area groups and organizations are hard at work to provide the best in Christmas festivities.
        There are also plenty of opportunities to help others.
        And, of course, to shop.
        Local events include:

  • SRHS students killed in separate incidents

        The Staunton River High School community is mourning the loss of three students who died in separate accidents this past week.

        On Sunday, a single-vehicle crash occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Va. 24 near Meadors Spur Road.  Ashley Brooke Barton, 17, of Moneta, a student at Staunton River, died in the accident.

  • School holds vigil for students killed in crash

        They embraced, they hugged, they cried.

        And they raised their hands in unity.
        This has been a week for Staunton River High School, and the entire community, to come together.
        Several hundred students gathered around the flagpole at Staunton River High School Friday morning to remember two of their classmates who died in an accident Wednesday.

  • Keeping the tradition alive

      The number of deer keeps rising.

  • Sports Commentary: Lotto

      I receive many press releases concerning lotteries.

  • JF's Claudio movin' on

      Jefferson Forest has had remarkable success over the past six seasons.  The woman who has helped guide the school's athletic programs, alas, has decided to let go of the reins.

  • At your service

      On the one hand, Staunton River's Brie Holdren has taken care of her Christmas shopping early.

  • "Groundhog Day"

      Things change; others stay the same.