Today's News

  • Bot-a-bing!

      The hot Bots got lots of shots.

  • Next up for Staunton River

      Throw out the records.  They matter little.

  • Ouch! Amherst rings up JF in a big way

    That one hurt.

  • Up next: JF vs. Heritage


  • 5th District job creators tour

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Over the past two years, I have spent time traveling across the 5th District and meeting with job creators from Southside up to Greene County. Recently, we drove over 1400 miles around the district to meet with our farmers and this past week, I visited with Main Street Businesses in Danville, Halifax, Rocky Mount, Bedford, and Charlottesville.


  • Has ‘moderate Mitt’ returned?

    During the Republican primaries, one of Mitt Romney’s advisers got in trouble for saying that once the nomination was won the campaign could use an “Etch-a-Sketch” and, well, reinvent some of its positions.
        For people already inclined to doubt Mitt Romney’s transformation from moderate Northeastern Republican to dyed-in-the-wool right-winger, it was considered evidence that they were correct all along.

  • More than a presidential election

        While the presidential election tends to get the most attention, it’s important to remember that we are electing a senator and members of the House of Representatives. These are important elections.
        The senate race features two former governors. Both George Allen and Tim Kaine have stopped in Bedford, although only Allen held a public meeting. Kaine’s only visit was a “Democratic” Party fundraiser that the press was barred from.

  • A moment of awe

        He stood there for just a moment, somewhere between space and earth, resting on the steps of his capsule—and then he jumped.
        And the world watched in awe.
        Felix Baumgartner was on his way down, 24 miles, to the New Mexico desert.
        It was a jump for the ages—he was a daredevil and a hero.
        To some, Baumgartner was just plain crazy.
        He fell, and he tumbled; he soared and he floated.

  • Republicans meet at Avenel

        Bedford County Republican’s fundraising dinner, held at Avenel, provided an opportunity for Republicans from a wide area, as far as Franklin County and Rockbridge County to meet and greet. It also gave folks who hope to be nominated for state offices, next year, to meet party rank and file.

        Delegate Rob Bell and State Senator Mark Obenshain were on hand to promote a property rights amendment to the state constitution. It’s on the ballot this year.

  • A healthier apple

        Danny Johnson jokes that he’s never eaten more than half a worm.

        His point is that there are worse things than an apple that doesn’t look perfect, the potential result of using reduced spray techniques. The worse thing is pesticide residue on the apple.
        Johnson said that he began using low spray techniques when he stopped shipping apples and began selling exclusively directly to the public.
        “I don’t have to grow a perfect apple anymore,” he said.