Today's News

  • Barack Obama retirement watch

        I voted yesterday, as I hope you did.

        Actually, I wrote the above statement considering the fact that our paper comes out the day after election day. In reality, with deadlines in mind, I’m writing this before I’ve actually had a chance to go to my polling place and cast my ballot for Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli. I’m assuming that I don’t get run over by a big truck, shot by an irate “Democrat,” fall off a ladder or croak from natural causes before I get there.

  • Runnin' with the big bad Wolves

    Great music?  Check.

    Some of the best runners in the state from over 20 high schools?  Check.

  • JF tops 'Nettes

    Is Jefferson Forest becoming to volleyball what Amherst is to football?

  • Last-minute Men

    In a game that more than lived up to its hype, Liberty edged Jefferson Forest, 28-21, in a come-from-behind effort that will live in Minutemen lore for a long time.

  • Eagles entertain Alleghany with much on line

      Staunton River will host Alleghany this Friday night, with playoff implications for both teams.

    Staunton River will host Alleghany this Friday night, with playoff implications for both teams.

  • Commentary: All in the family

      It seems as though everyone in the Redskins “family” is lining up to take their licks at the bunch that currently wears the Burgundy and Gold.

  • It's time to go to the polls

    The debate, last week, between Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell and Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds got off to an inauspicious start. Due to a technical malfunction in the audio feed, neither the TV audience nor people in the press room got to hear the candidates’ opening statements. The glitch was corrected in time for the debate, itself.

  • County supervisors receive update on swine flu preparations

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to restate its support agreement with the Bedford County Public Service Authority (PSA) and also heard a report about local preparations should there be an increase in swine flu cases.

        According to County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, the supervisors passed a support agreement for bonds that the PSA issued. The bonds are through the Virginia Resource Authority, which is refinancing its bonds in order to get reduced rates. The VRA is asking the county to reaffirm its 2002 agreement.

  • Competency hearing delayed until Nov. 4

    A competency hearing has been delayed for a Rhode Island man accused of traveling to Bedford County to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

        According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, the defense attorney for Andrew Fitzgerald Holloway, 22, of 774 West Shore Road, Warwick, R.I., had requested a second competency hearing for the accused.

  • A legacy of work

    Capt. Timothy Hayden, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, believes that parents can leave either a positive or a negative legacy for their children.

        Hayden was the keynote speaker for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund banquet, held Saturday evening. He believes that his success in his law enforcement career is due to the positive example that adult members of his family set for him when he was growing up.