Today's News

  • Developer in harmony with VDOT plan

    A proposed development has turned out to be in perfect harmony with a Virginia Department of Transportation plan to fix a dangerous crossover on U. S. 460.

  • Forest lacrosse program outgrows self

      Who’da thunk it?

  • Planting effort will have long-term effect

        A group of volunteers spent a wet, dreary Saturday earlier this month planting trees at Falling Creek Park.

        According to Todd Kready, the Virginia Department of Forestry’s forester for Bedford County, the trees are a mix of species, including black walnut, bald cypress and three types of oaks. The 75 trees were donated by Vaughn-Bassett, a furniture manufacturer in Galax. Henderson’s Furniture, a retailer located in Forest, donated the tree shelters.    

  • Sports commentary: The Deutsche tax dodge

      OK, friends.  Now I need your help.

  • JF, Staunton River in softball doozy

      Staunton River’s bats finally came to life.  And not a minute too soon.

  • Automotive history

    The Old Dominion Meet Association will bring eight decades of automotive history to Lynchburg on May 7. The cars range from a 1904 Rambler to vehicles from the mid-’80s — and all of them run.

  • Not 'gone with the wind' after all

    It turns out that the original manuscript, at least not all of it, of Gone with the Wind, isn’t gone with the wind after all.

  • Talking turkey

    Chris Barber comes from a family of hunters. His father, Tom Barber, passed his turkey hunting skills to Chris. Tom took his son hunting with him when Chris was 13 and they’ve hunted together ever since.

        “We’ve been hunting together over 27 years,” Chris Barber said. “Good memories.”

  • Bedford to sue County School Board

        The city of Bedford voted unanimously, at a Wednesday night meeting, to sue the Bedford County School Board for breach of contract.

        The meeting, which convened in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. was a continuation of a previous meeting. Assistant City Manager Bart Warner said that this time was set because all City Council members wanted to be there. After opening, city council resumed their closed session, then joined the city school board in a closed session.

  • Witt gets additional time

    Landmark News Service


    Former Staunton River High School football coach Rick Witt accepted a plea bargain Tuesday in Roanoke Co0unty Circuit Court reducing charges that he had sex with an underage female William Byrd High School student in 2008.

    Witt, already serving four years after being convicted of having sex with that student and another girl in Bedford County, had faced eight felony charges of carnal knowledge and taking indecent liberties with a minor.