Today's News

  • Liberty and River split on the diamond

    Liberty’s best pitcher had to sit and watch as his team was topped by Staunton River, 7-5.

  • River sweeps Liberty on the pitch

    The Staunton River soccer teams got the chance to take on their old county rivals last week.

  • Sports commentary: The circle of life

      As with many things, one views sports  differently as one moves through life.

    I’m now at the point where the view is painful, however.

  • Fingerprints, new truck tires among key pieces of evidence commonwealth used to attempt to show Wesley Earnest killed his estranged wife

    A fingerprint expert testified Tuesday that two fingerprints found on a note near the body of Jocelyn Earnest on Dec. 20, 2007, belonged to her estranged husband, Wesley Brian Earnest, who is standing trial for first degree murder in connection with her death.

        The commonwealth’s case against Wesley Earnest was nearing its end Tuesday, six days into the trial in Bedford County Circuit Court, with the introduction of the fingerprint evidence. More than 220 pieces of evidence had been submitted by the commonwealth, in making its case.

  • Supervisors review school budget

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors appeared satisfied with the school budget that Dr. Douglas Schuch, the county’s superintendent of schools, and School Board Chairman Debbie Hoback presented to them at a work session late Monday afternoon.

  • Chamber hands out honors

        Businesses, non-profits and individuals were honored at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual business dinner, held at Mariners Landing, Friday night. The event was attended by more than 200 people, according to figures provided by the Chamber.

        Cintas Corporation was named Large Business of the Year. This award goes to a company with 51 or more employees.

  • Controlled burn held at D-Day Memorial

    The fire at the National D-Day Memorial, Thursday, was deliberately set — by the Virginia Department of Forestry.

        According to Todd Kready, the Forestry Department’s Bedford County forester, the Department was conducting this at no charge to the D-Day Memorial.

        “They are going to save money on maintenance,” Kready said.

  • Thaxton, Body Camp schools won't close

    The budget has been revised — and it's good news for some school employees and two smaller schools.

        Dr. Douglas Schuch, Bedford County Public Schools superintendent, informed the county’s school board at a work session Wednesday afternoon that the General Assembly restored $3.5 million that the school system would have lost due to changes in the local composite index (LCI).

        “That three-and-a-half million came back to us,” he told the school board.

  • Happy Easter

    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

        But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

        All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

  • Finally: It’s a right, not a privilege

        There are two things you can count on in the United States: Decency always triumphs in our public policies in the end; conservatives fight it every step of the way.

        So it’s been in the long battle over health care reform, finally signed into law after the courageous efforts of President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and one great American who wasn’t here to see the fruits of his life-long labor, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.