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Today's News

  • Where you start makes a difference

        A story on WorldNetDaily, an on-line news site, caught my eye early last week. The title was “Why can’t Christians unite to change America’s ways?”

        The story noted that there are people who claim to be Christians working as activists for both conservative and leftist causes. It contained the results of a poll conducted this year by Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron in partnership with Public Religion Research. The poll revealed some significant differences.

  • From felon to candidate

    William H. “Will” Smith, of Buchanan, has an unusual background for a person seeking elective office. Back in 1997 he pleaded no contest to two felony charges of procuring prostitution.

        According to a Roanoke Times article from April 19, 1997, Roanoke City Police were investigating a business called Shooters 44, which they believed was a front for prostitution. A pair of undercover police officers checked the place out. The business advertised lingerie modeling sessions and they watched one.

  • Lady Cav volleyballers douse Red Devils

    The Jefferson Forest netters needed to right their ship.  Who better to do so than against the defending Seminole champs? 

    The Lady Cavs dominated Rustburg last Thursday evening, sweeping the Red Devilettes 25-13, 25-13, 25-15 on the JF home court.

  • Old school rude: sports commentary

      Lately, I’ve been reading a number of analyses and opinions sparked by a few incidents over the past few weeks.

    Joe Wilson, Kanye West and Serena Williams have indulged in boorish behavior.

  • Bees sweep four-team meet

    With a last minute, surprise visit from the dominating Brookville Bees, the Liberty Cross Country team found that they needed to kick it into high gear. 

  • Unbeaten Minutemen crush Dogs

    Big, breaking plays and stalwart defense overcame sloppy ball-handling as Liberty manhandled Martinsville, 34-6.

  • Eagles' new streak stands at 1

    In ending its 28-game streak of futility, Staunton River showed that it has speed and skill and size and agility.

  • Cavs take district links crown

    Jefferson Forest fought off a furious challenge by E.C. Glass to take the regular season Seminole golf crown.

  • All games still a "go"

     Wet playing conditions will not put a damper on the local teams' games.

     

    Liberty will still play at Amherst.  The Lancers rarely cancel because of their artificial turf.  Unless there is lightning, you can count on Amherst playing.

    Staunton River will still visit James River.  Given that it's James River's homecoming, there is little surprise that they decided to keep this game.

  • Real stinkers

    They’re not quite the locusts of Pharaoh’s day. Nor do they (yet) qualify as a plague.

        Nonetheless, stink bugs seem to be on their way to those levels. All corners of the county are reporting a greater presence of the little stinkers, and folks want to know why and what they can do about it.