Today's News

  • Change in venue for Regional volleyball

         Volleyball fans, take heart.  At least, save gasoline.

         Thursday night's Region III semifinal match between Jefferson Forest and Lord Botetourt was scheduled to take place at Wilson Memorial, a couple of hours away.

         By mutual agreement, that match has been moved to a closer location:  Staunton River High School.  It will still take place at 7 p.m.

  • Seminole, Blue Ridge volleyball tournament schedules

     The following is the schedule for the Seminole District Volleyball Tournament:

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Game #1:  EC Glass vs. Heritage @ EC Glass 7pm

    Game #2:  Rustburg vs. Amherst @ Rustburg 7pm

  • Crashing back to Earth

    It only took one man to take the wind out of the Staunton River sails.

  • Amherst takes over in second half to top JF

    It’s difficult to imagine coming away from a 30-0 loss with hope in your heart.

    Yet, that’s exactly the situation for Jefferson Forest after it was topped by that score on the FieldTurf of Amherst.

  • Minutemen seek #1 seed; host Heritage

      Liberty will wrap up its regular season when it hosts the resurgent Heritage Pioneers this Friday night.

    Much is at stake, as a Liberty win would:

  • Mr. November--Sports commentary

      In spite of the risk to our literacy, the wife and I subscribe to one of the local daily newspapers.

    I have to admit that it has a pretty good sports section.  

  • JF runners tops in Seminole

    It was time again for the Seminole District meet last Wednesday at Wolf Branch Farm, and Jefferson Forest was as ready as it would ever be.  It swept the competition with another brother-sister finish.

  • Moving some dirt in New London

    The groundbreaking in New London, Friday, was a big event. It was so big that it brought state and local officials, representatives of major corporations and an official from Virginia Tech who came in from Blacksburg. It was so big that Sheriff Mike Brown was personally directing traffic.

        The groundbreaking was for the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) facility at the New London Business and Technology Center. The $7.6 million building is being paid for by a Tobacco Commission grant.

  • Sue Montgomery retires from county

        Friday morning, Oct. 30, was Sue Montgomery’s last day on the job.

        Montgomery, Bedford County’s director of economic development, has retired. She has worked for Bedford County for 20 years.

        “First, I’m going to take a long break,” Montgomery commented that Thursday evening.

  • Winter hours won't change at D-Day Memorial

    According to Dr. William McIntosh, director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, the Memorial will remain open on its normal schedule this winter.

        Dr. McIntosh said the Foundation goes through an evaluation process every year, looking at its circumstances and deciding if it’s feasible to remain open.

        “This is a regular process that most businesses associated with outdoor activities go through,” he said.