Today's News

  • State champs have exciting go of it

        For the most part, nothing came easily for the five Bedford County athletes who returned from the State Indoor meet bearing gold.
        Of the five, only Alyssa Shupe’s victory in the 1000 could be termed undramatic.  Oh, trust us.  Shupe and all of her JF fan base (and this newspaper) were thrilled about the senior’s win.  But, she was expected to win and did so in her usual, no-nonsense manner.

  • sports commentary: Don't be part of the story

        Rule #1 for sports journalists is not to be a part of the story.
        There are other rules, such as being accurate, being fair and being thorough.
        But, you don’t want to be a part of the story.  That means you don’t want to impact the game in any way.

  • Fire destroys South Street home in Bedford

    Bedford Fire Department units responded to 511 South Street for multiple reports of an explosion and a house on fire early this morning.

    The first engine arrived at 12:29 a.m. to find heavy fire showing from a two-story wood frame private dwelling. Two occupants were reported missing initially.

    After a primary and secondary search proved negative both of those occupants were located at a nearby house. Seven occupants in all were displaced; six adults and one child.

  • Even better?

        Two years ago, they were upstarts.
        Last year, they were unsurprisingly good.
        This year, they should be beasts.
        The Staunton River baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s historical season by being a major force when late May  rolls around.  Until then, they hope to hone a team that seems to have all of the pieces in place.

  • Sports commentary: Elasticity

        In economics, there’s a term called demand elasticity.    Basically, this term is used to measure the change in demand for an item in response to the change in its price.
        When demand drops significantly with a slight change in an item’s price, there is said to be great demand elasticity.
        Similarly, when demand stays strong even in the face of a significant increase in price, that item is said to have low demand elasticity or to be inelastic.

  • State champ: All-beef Patti

        The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella had happy endings that involved special shoes.  Jordan Patti can relate.
        The Staunton River shot putter arrived at the State meet seeded third.  He also arrived without the shoes he wears for throwing the iron.

  • Working with Israel to prevent a nuclear Iran

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress.  It was a great honor to have Prime Minister Netanyahu come to the United States and speak to both Houses of Congress.


  • Standing with Israel

    The United States and Israel share a strong bond. Since Israel declared its independence in 1948, the U.S. has developed a positive relationship with Israel based on shared democratic values and common security interests. Israel has proven to be a valuable American ally since.

  • BOS wrapping up the budget

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Bedford County District 3 Supervisor

        Greetings to all, and a happy upcoming spring.

  • Sorry, Bibi; no war with Iran

        Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought his case against Iran, and its apparent plans for a nuclear weapon, to the Congress last week, in a speech sponsored by America’s new foreign policy chief, John Boehner.
        Actually, Boehner, the Speaker of the House, has no authority whatsoever in foreign policy, but he acted like it when he invited “Bibi,” as he is known, without informing the White House in any way.