Today's News

  • Time for conservatives to reconcile

        I don’t yet know, as of this writing, who won yesterday’s Republican primary. There is one thing I do know, however: 5th Congressional District conservatives will need to unite behind the winner if they hope to unseat Congressman Tom Perriello in November.

        If they don’t want to see Perriello back for another two years, Republican establishment types and TEA Party people are going to have to reconcile. The equivalent of a divorce will only give Perriello an easy path to reelection.

  • Many seconds lead to a first

    Track is often looked upon as a sport for individuals.  A single athlete often garners glory for himself, while the idea of team sits by the wayside.

  • Cavs seek to avenge Heritage win over Liberty

    Jefferson Forest has the opportunity to accomplish a couple of things when it faces Heritage in today’s (Wednesday) Seminole District tournament semifinal.

  • Soccer slowly gears up

    While local baseball and softball teams were involved in a plethora of games on Monday, the soccer fields were relatively quiet.

    The Jefferson Forest boys and girls teams had earned first-round byes.

  • Sports commentary: Different priorities

      Just like every other dinosaur who relies on email as a primary communication tool, I suffer from that lamentable malady:  The overstuffed inbox.

  • Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in dogfighting case

    A North Carolina man got a surprise when he stopped in Montvale to make a business transaction last Monday, May 24.

  • Honoring veterans

    Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first observed in the wake of the War Between the States. Originally dedicated to decorating the graves of soldiers who died in that conflict, it expanded, after World War I, to include Americans killed in all wars. As Veterans Day honors those still living who served their country in uniform, Memorial Day remembers those who have passed away.

  • Friday fire, started by severe storm, damages historic home

    A severe thunderstorm that rolled through the Bedford area Friday evening kept the area’s volunteer firefighters busy, including at a fire that damaged a historic home located off U.S. 460.

  • GOP primary candidates square off at Lake event

    Three of the seven candidates, seeking the GOP nod to take on Congressman Tom Perriello, showed up at a town hall meeting held at Mariners Landing last week.

        Ron Ferrin, Jim McKelvy and Mike McPadden showed up to take questions from Lake area residents. The town hall was sponsored by the East Lake Business Association.

        Although many questions were local in nature, the three candidates sought to explain how broader federal  action,  where  a congressman  would  be involved, would affect these.

  • Local farmers, students voice concerns about cuts to SRHS ag program

    The reduction of one of two teachers in the vocational agriculture education program at Staunton River High School has led several students, farmers and farming advocates in the county to ask the Bedford County School Board to reconsider that cut.

        At last Thursday’s meeting, the board heard from several on the issue.