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Today's News

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        About 125 people gathered, Saturday evening, in the Forest Recreation Center for the Bedford Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        The evening’s program began with comments by Robert Carson, the Bedford Branch’s president, who noted that there have been a number of bright points in the midst of trouble this year.
        “God is still in control,” he said.

  • Tapping into the sun

        Bedford’s 3-megawatt (MW) solar energy project is on course to be completed and ready for testing the week after Thanksgiving.

        At an event onsite at the solar farm Tuesday, Virginia county officials, business leaders and legislators highlighted the jobs, and economic benefits of clean energy with a tour of the new solar energy facility located on 18-acres of land adjacent to a brownfield in Bedford. 

  • Smyth celebrates 140 years

        Smyth is celebrating 140 years in the printing business and John Hickey, Smyth’s president, paid the former Piedmont Label facility a visit, Wednesday.

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison

     The NBA season is officially underway and I am incredibly excited. I love basketball in fact recently it has become my favorite sport.
      

    One thing I also have recently re-fell in love with is superheroes. For whatever reason when I was 20 I really started to get back into superheroes. Even now at 22-years old I often walk about with a Batman backpack that is originally meant for a 10-year old.
      

  • Jefferson Forest takes down Heritage

    Top-seeded Jefferson Forest started strong in the opening round of the Seminole District Volleyball Championship Tournament. The Cavaliers took down the Heritage Pioneers 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-20) to advance to the second round.
      

    Home court advantage will be with the Cavaliers throughout the tournament.
      

    Jefferson Forest offense started off with an impressive showing in the first set. Handling the Pioneers 25-16 to take a 1-0 lead.
      

  • Staunton River holds off Fleming

    Staunton River picked up their third win of the season on Oct. 23 with a 3-0 sweep of William Fleming.
      

    The Golden Eagles came out of the gate quickly and efficiently. They won the first set 25-10 to take a 1-0 lead.
      

    In the second set there was a similar offensive output from the Golden Eagles. Their defense was the best it was all night in the second set. Holding the Colonels to just seven points in the second.
      

  • Liberty advances past E.C. Glass

    They started slow but when the Liberty Minutemen volleyball team all got on the same page they proved why they're one of the top seeds in the Seminole District tournament. Liberty started off the tournament with a 3-1 win over E.C. Glass on Oct. 23.
      

    The first set was a battle. Liberty jumped to a quick lead but the Hilltopper of E.C. Glass refused to let the lead get out of reach. Midway through the first set the Minutemen led 13-9 and the Hilltopper called a timeout to regroup.
      

  • Hilltoppers down Minutemen

    The Liberty Minutemen traveled to Lynchburg's City Stadium to take on the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers. Liberty was the underdog entering the night and the Hilltoppers proved why they were the favorites in a 40-0 victory over the Minutemen on Oct. 20.

    Liberty held strong in the first quarter holding Glass scoreless while being unable to find the end zone themselves. The second quarter was a completely different story.

  • Bees Swarm the Cavaliers

    The injury bug continued to bite Jefferson Forest in a 42-21 loss against Seminole District rival the Brookville Bees on Oct. 20.

    Brookville won the coin toss and started the game with the ball. In less than two minutes they reached the Cavalier end zone on a 59-yard touchdown pass to take a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Staunton River battles off the Terriers

    Staunton River Golden Eagle's fullback Grayson Overstreet wrote his name in the history books in a 18-13 win over fierce rival William Byrd on Oct. 20.

    Overstreet entered the game needing 29 yards to become the leading rusher in VHSL history. He finished with 151 giving him a career total of 7,660 with two regular season games left to play.

    "We're so happy for Grayson," Golden Eagles Head Coach Chuck Poston said. "We're rooting for him every time he steps on the field."