Today's News

  • Error prone Eagles fall to Minettes in softball

    If only earned runs counted, Staunton River would have notched a 1-0 win over Liberty.

    The pesky rules, however, state that all runs count, earned or otherwise.

  • Unbeaten at the district midpoint

    Halfway through its Seminole slate, the Jeff Forest baseball team sits exactly where it hoped it would:  unbeaten in district play.

  • Lasses fight to scoreless tie

    Defense was the name of the game, as Staunton River hosted Liberty in girls soccer.

  • Sports commentary: Ticket mania

      The wife and I are heading to Chicago this summer.

  • Two Liberty HS teams to make trip to Odyssey world championship

    Two Liberty High School (LHS) teams are headed for the Odyssey of the Mind World Championship, to be held at Michigan State University this year from May 26 through May 30. It’s a real world championship; more than 30 countries will send teams.

  • Autism awards

    Commonwealth Autism Service honored Shannon Valentine and Leigh Drewry at an event at the Bedford Welcome Center, for their work on autism.

        Valentine served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006 through 2009. According to Commonwealth Autism, Valentine was the catalyst of a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) report about services for Virginians with autism. Drewry, a lawyer, has been helping people with autism for 20 years and advocates for training attorneys and court services personnel.

  • New Food Lion opens in Moneta

    Moneta’s new Food Lion opened its doors April 21.

        That was a Wednesday, but Store Manager Mike Novitsky had his work cut out for him before the first customer came in. That’s because there wasn’t a single item in the store Monday morning. This is because produce and meat has to be fresh. Novitsky said that Food Lion has a system for stocking a new store quickly.

        “It’s non-stop hard work, but everything falls into place,” he said.

  • Council gets first look at proposed budget

    Bedford City Council will meet next Tuesday, May 11, to begin discussion of a proposed $16 million general operating fund budget that represents a 5.7 percent decrease from last year.

  • FMS team will join Liberty teams at Odessey world competition

    An Odyssey of the Mind team from Forest Middle School will be joining the two high school teams from Liberty High School in the Odyssey of the Mind international competition at Michigan State University at the end of this month. The competition includes students from all over the United States and 30 foreign countries. Teams compete according to age level, so the Forest students will be competing against other middle school teams.

  • Tech program elimination draws concerns

    Concerns about the elimination of a technology lab program at Forest Middle School were expressed by two speakers and one school board member during last week’s regular session of the Bedford County School Board.

        Jonathan Whitt with the Region 2000 Technology Council called the discontinuation of the program “a real blow” to the students at the school.