Today's News

  • Good Brother Ben Carson: Is he truthful?

        Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is the religious right’s latest heartthrob. The neurosurgeon fits the space left open by the collapse of two other “Christian conservatives.”
        Mike “Hillbilly Huck” Huckabee is not faring well in the polls. It became so obvious that he is not seriously interested in the presidency, but only in another well-paying gig at Fox News or some other right-wing media closet.

  • He won’t risk his rickety navy

        It seems that President Barack Obama has so many foreign policy troubles buzzing around his head that he must feel like he’s blundered into a nest of killer bees.

  • Senior Sock Hop

        The Bedford Area YMCA held a “Senior Sock Hop,” an event that Linda Lacy hopes will be an annual event. The ‘50s and ‘60s themed dance was held at the Y on a recentFriday night.

  • Reversing the vote

        Last month, the supervisors voted 5-1, with District 5 Supervisor Steve Arrington absent, to reject a special use permit to construct a trash collection site on a three acre property in Stewartsville at the intersection of Va. 24 and Drewrys Hill Road.

  • The price was right

    For Laura Credle, August 17 was the best day ever.

        That’s the day she got to live out a life-long dream.
        That’s the day she got to run down the aisle – of the game show, The Price is Right.
        And this Thursday, Nov. 19, all of the nation will get to watch – including residents in the Bedford area.

  • Signing Day: College National Letters of Intent

    Sports Editor

        Two girls from Jefferson Forest High School signed their national letter of intent to the college of choice. Janelle Zellars and Jessica Pascadlo are both Seniors at Forest.

        Janelle Zellars, Jefferson Forest Softball, signed her national letter of intent to the University of Virginia on Nov. 12.

  • Bedford flies the Tricolor

        French flags, paired with American flags, were placed on street light poles in Bedford’s Centertown, Monday. The flags are due to the terrorist attack in Paris over the weekend and Town Manager Charlie Kolakowski said this was done to show solidarity with the French — showing solidarity at a time of tragedy.

        Kolakowski  said the  idea came from a  citizen who called his office.
        “I thought it was a good idea,” he said.

  • Big Island man honored for his actions in Vietnam

        Roger Goff was 20 when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1967. He was awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously, for his action that day. He was killed while dragging wounded men to safety.

        It was April 28, 1967, and his unit became involved in an intense firefight.

  • 4A and 3A State Championship

    Sports Editor
    Jefferson Forest
        Jefferson Forest girls cross country competed in 4A State Championship this past Friday, Nov. 13.

  • Minutemen fall to Lord Botetourt

    Sports Editor

        Inconsistency plagued Liberty all season long. That continued Friday night as the Minutemen fell 52-14 to Lord Botetourt in the first round of the 3A West playoffs.
        “We didn’t move them upfront consistently on offense and we didn’t tackle well when we were on defense. Thats a bad combination if you’re trying to win a playoff game,” said Liberty Coach Chris Watts.