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Today's News

  • Blue Ridge District Track Meet

    Following the conclusion of the Seminole District meet it was Staunton River’s turn to represent Bedford County as a part of the Blue Ridge District.
        

    For the girl’s team Sarah Maslen finished fifth in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 6:44.62. Maslen also finished second in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:29.59 just falling short of the winning time of 1:29.59.
        

  • Golden Eagles pick up two wins at Blue Ridge Duals

    Staunton River competed in the Blue Ridge Duals Wednesday Jan. 24 and walked away with a 53-27 win over Lord Botetourt and a 46-25 win over Fleming.
        

    Against Lord Botetourt the Golden Eagles scored scored three victories via fall and one victory via technical fall.
        

    Nathan Kerns was awarded the technical fall victory in the 138-pound weight class. Kerns outscored his opponent 15-0 for five points.
        

  • Ospreys run off four straight wins

    The Ospreys of Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy went 4-0 in action last week, improving their record to 14-8 overall, 4-4 in the region.
        

    This past week’s games included wins over Lynchburg Homeschool, SMLCA-69, LHS-41; Westover Christian Academy, SMLCA-79, WCA-42; Jefferson Christian Academy, SMLCA-79, JCA-47; and Roanoke Valley Christian, SMLCA-84, RVCS-58.
        

  • BCSO seeks info on suspect in shoplifting case

     

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    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a white man who shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 24, 2018.

  • VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL BEDFORD COUNTY CRASH

    Virginia State Police Trooper N. J. Houck is investigating a single vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred this morning at 6:22 a.m. (Jan 25) on Route 723, one half mile east of Route 43 in Bedford County

  • Encouraging signs of bipartisanship

    By Delegate Terry L. Austin
        19th House District    

        Last week was the second full week of the 2018 General Assembly. It began with Governor Northam’s Inaugural Address to the Joint Assembly, on Monday evening.

  • News from the Capitol—Week 2

    By Senator Steve Newman
    Senate of Virginia President
    pro tempore

        The first week of the General Assembly session was filled with ceremony and change.  In the Senate, the second week was filled with time-consuming work for the people of Virginia.

  • Felony theft threshold bill moves forward

    By Senator David Suetterlein
    19th District

        The Senate of Virginia is already operating at full speed during its first week of the 2018 General Assembly session. Two of my bills have already made their way through committee hearings and been passed by the full Senate to the House of Delegates for consideration.

  • Trump’s ‘base’ finally figuring it out

        When support for Donald Trump is discussed, we always hear about “his base,” the allegedly steady level of commitment from nationalists, white supremacists, religionists, and those obsessed with illegal immigration.
        In the Republican primaries of 2016, these people accounted for close to 30 percent of the vote every time. In a crowded field that began with 15 candidates, that was usually enough to put Trump over the top.

  • Political theater

        Remember back in the fall of 2013 when Republicans, led by Ted Cruz, played chicken with the “Democrats” on a government shutdown in an effort to defund ObamaCare? The Republicans were blasted as irresponsible for holding the budget hostage to this one issue.