Today's News

  • I hope you found a way out

    By Ashley Rambo Shaw
    Brownsburg IN

        Jason was my best friend in the third grade, and he was hopelessly poor.  He was what I call “Appalachian poor” – a destitution without the web of resources available in an urban area. 

  • Guardians of the Lake

    By Casey Kroll

    Smith Mountain Lake Association

        As I have shared in several of my previous articles, when I moved to Smith Mountain Lake about four years ago, I experienced many, many surprises.

  • The worst Cabinet choices ever

         As most Americans continue to be horrified by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, his selections for Cabinet positions bring to mind Hillary Clinton’s description of his supporters.
        “A basket of deplorables” is what she called them, a true remark for which she took a lot of heat. It’s pretty clear that what we’re going to get for his Cabinet falls into three chilling categories: corporate billionaires; military generals; and climate change deniers.

  • I’m disappointed

        I’m very disappointed.
        During the presidential campaign, quite a number of celebrities promised to leave the country if Donald Trump won the election. If you google “celebrities who promised to leave the country if Trump wins,” you will get a large number of lists from  s variety of sources. Some lists contain as many as 23 names.
        The lists include Barbara Streisand, Miley Cyrus and Whoopi Goldberg. I would  be glad to wish them “good riddance.”

  • The King is born

    Luke 2
        1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

  • Extra Points: Its the Holiday Week

        This past weekend, if you watched the Dallas Cowboys game, you probably saw Ezekiel Elliott jump into the gigantic red pot on the field after a touchdown.
        Well the celebration resulted in a penalty on the field, excessive celebration, and the extra point was moved back 10 yards.
        Well Monday morning the NFL released a statement that Elliott will not be fined because the celebration benefited a charity that the NFL supports.

  • Bedford County Track and Field meets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Liberty competed in a quad indoor track meet at Heritage last Thursday against Amherst, Brookville and Appomattox.
        Liberty girls placed first in the 1000 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4x800 relay and shot put.
        Morgan Wood placed seventh in the girls 55 meter dash with a time of 9.05.

  • Lady Minutemen fall by two points

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty girls basketball team participated in the Beacon Classic Last Saturday. The Lady Minutemen defeated Gretna 52-39.
        Liberty held Gretna to three points in the first period and scored 15. The Lady Hawks scored 13 in the second period and held LHS to 10.
        Liberty led 25-16 at halftime.

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty compete in Beacon Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest boys basketball team fell to Rockbridge 52-41 at the Beacon Classic last Saturday.
        “My guys are playing hard and making strides everyday,” said Coach Cameron Shepherd.
        Forest started out the first period leading 15-13 but fell flat in the second only getting six points.
        At halftime the Wildcats led 28-21.

  • Be a Master Gardener

    By Sue Becker
    Bedford Extension Master Gardener

        The recent “Growing For Holiday Centerpieces”, put on in conjunction with the Bedford Public Libraries and Bedford Extension Master Gardeners, is just the latest example of educational community outreach by Virginia Cooperative Extension Bedford Master Gardeners.