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Today's News

  • A visit from Ivybridge

    Ray Wilson, the former mayor of Ivybridge, stopped by the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.

         Ivybridge is a small town in Southern England that was frequented by the Bedford Boys during the two years they spent training in England prior to D-Day. The town gets its name from an ivy-covered 13th century bridge in the town.
        Friday morning was cool and wet and it was suggested that D-Day Memorial staff — they denied it — had arranged the weather to make Wilson feel at home.

  • Bedford's Confederate memorials

    Bedford, like many Southern towns, has a Confederate memorial. Actually, the town has two. The best known is a granite obelisk that stands in front of the courthouse.

  • Virginia’s heat climbs while its leaders nap

    By Stephen Nash

        Let’s say you’re inclined to think that the whole climate-change conversation is, okay, overheated. It’s a swelter out there, but so what? It’s late summer n Virginia, right? Give me a minute, just the same,  to make the case that it’s way past time to get a lot more serious about Virginia’s climate future. 

  • Restore America’s ideals

    By Clay Chastain
    Bedford

        A minuscule number of terrorists are wreaking havoc upon the world while American-born radical extremist groups (and individuals) try to follow suit here at home.

  • Extra Points: Two weeks notice

    As quickly as I arrived, I am leaving.

    In two weeks, I’ll be packing up my two-suitcases worth of belongs and moving to Boise, Idaho.

    Boise!? Yes. Boise. The city with that college that has that infamous blue football turf. I am moving there to support my boyfriend as he takes on his new job at Boise State.

    Now I will take the time to be as corny and cliche as possible:

  • Staunton River claims second place in BRD

    Staunton River golf played its fifth Blue Ridge District match on Aug. 22 at Blue Hills GC.

    The Eagles placed third in the BRD match up, just 12 strokes shy of William Byrd who placed second. Lord

    Botetourt, the BRD leaders for the entirety of the season, blew out the competition with a 315.

    It was the first BRD match the Eagles had not placed second in. Despite the third place finish, the Eagles still finished second in the rankings behind Botetourt.

    In the individual rankings, the Eagles placed three golfers in the top 10.

  • Cavalier golf remains undefeated in District

    Jefferson Forest’s golf program is now a perfect four-for-four at Seminole District matches.

    The powerhouse program notched its sixth win this season at Winton CC against Liberty, Heritage and Amherst.

    The Cavs won by 15 strokes, shooting a collective 158 to top Amherst’s 173 for first place. Fellow Bedford County high school, Liberty, came  third with a notable 207, which is down three strokes from their last outing. Heritage placed fourth with 211.

  • County Clash Craziness

    Bedford County’s volleyball teams clashed early in the season, with Jefferson Forest and Liberty coming out victorious.

    The first County Clash was between the Cavs and the Eagles on Aug. 24 at Jefferson Forest.

    Prior to the match, the Cavs had rolled out to a promising 2-0 start, while the Eagles, headed by a first-year head coach, had dropped its season-openner to Heritage.

    The Cavs looked to continue to capitalize with their healthy squad against the youthful Eagles (SR’s team does not have a senior player).

  • 13 Bedford County football players recognized at Titan Trophy Ceremony

    Bedford County’s football programs were well-represented at the 2017 Titan Trophy Ceremony held at Phase 2 in Lynchburg.

    Jefferson Forest, Staunton River and Liberty each had multiple Titan Trophy Team nominees.

    The Cavs led with seven Titan Trophy team members (Will Strain, Jon Tobin, O.P. Peterson, Nick Rainey, Chris Peters, Chris Carroll and Brad O’Donnel). The Eagles had four members (T.J. Testor, Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and Joe Haner) and Liberty supplied two (Brock Lucas and Malachi Johnson).

  • Liberty claims win in home-opener

    Liberty’s football  team manhandled Franklin County to come away with the 33-17 win for its season-opener on Aug. 25.

    The Minutemen squashed any doubts or uncertainty that the small, youthful squad stocked of juniors and freshmen would struggle to compete.