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Today's News

  • Extra Points: I survived my Airbnb stay

    What comes to your mind when you hear Airbnb?

    For me it’s: Potential death. Potential kidnapping. Horror stories used as plots in Criminal Minds episodes. PR nightmare. Allegedly doesn’t rent to minorities.

    Well, this past weekend I put my life at risk (yes, I’m dramatic) and stayed in my first Airbnb room. And although I am alive, it definitely was a unique experience to say the least.

  • Extra Points: 'Schooled' Review

    Small town life has rendered me a Netflix addict. And within my Netflix addiction, has developed a documentaries obsession.

    Since I’m a sports editor, my review will be about a sports documentary (non-sports documentary recommendation: The Imposter.) This past weekend, I struggled (you’ll see why) through Schooled: The Price of College Sports which is a documentary about why student-athletes should receive a salary.

    If I could rename this documentary I would call it: Schooled: When football players still find more to complain about.

  • Fike takes over as Eagles’ head wrestling coach

    Scott Fike always had a knack for coaching, even when he was still actively competing in high school and college.

    “Coaching is always been something I’ve done and wanted to do... I don’t really know anything different” Fike said. “When I was at Bridgewater (College) wrestling, I was helping with Turner Abby High School. Even when I was in high school, I’d come in and help with the little kids and do some camps.”

  • Wahoowa! Agee commits to UVA

    Griffin Agee wasted no time committing to the University of Virginia (UVA), one of the nation’s powerhouse college baseball programs.

    The recruitment process between UVA and Agee, a rising junior from Jefferson Forest, was a swift but sweet courtship. UVA came to watch Agee, a left-handed pitcher, throw three times with his elite travel league, the EvoShield Canes, before inviting him for an on-campus visit.

    Agee made the trip to Charlottesville the afternoon of July 21, and made his commitment just hours later.

  • Minutemen Tackling Clinic promotes safety in football

    Liberty’s head football coach, Chris Watts, launched his first Minutemen Tackling Clinic  on July 24 at BSTC in order to promote the safety of the game.

    “We’ve done different types of camps before, but this is the first year we’ve done just a true tackling camp,” explained Watts. “I did this because of all the notoriety of concussions in football... I wanted to show people that it’s not as bad as everyone makes it sound. If you teach things right, and they practice the right techniques, it can be very safe.”

  • Tennis camp aims to spark love for tennis in Bedford

    Susan Kirby, the instructor of the tennis camp being held at Liberty Lake Park, remembers a time when all the courts in Bedford were full.

    “When I grew up, tennis was unbelievably popular within the community,” said Kirby, who grew up on Peaks St. with the former Bedford Central Library courts in her backyard. “The courts would be full all the time... people would literally wait on the benches for hours to get to play. I see the courts now, and no one is here.”

  • Overstreet to become a Spider

    What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

    On June 29, Grayson Overstreet told the Bedford Bulletin he wasn’t going to make a commitment until after his senior campaign. But, at the  encouragement of University of Richmond’s football coaching staff, Overstreet announced his verbal commitment to become a Spider on July 17.

  • Suspect escapes custody of BPD; Kasey Wayne Johnson sought by police

     

  • Jamboree travesty

    By Robert J. Byers

        I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday.
        The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National Jamboree, it would be hard to say no.

  • Is Donald Trump mentally ill?

         It’s been common for quite some time now to hear many people dismiss Donald Trump and his bizarre antics by just saying, “Oh, he’s crazy.”
        But now the idea has taken on more impetus after his recent persecutions of people who work for him, and his deeply weird, angry political speech before a crowd of Boy Scouts and their families.