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Today's News

  • Summer Sessions: Men of Summer

    Jefferson Forest’s football team kicked off its Men of Summer program on June 12.

    The six week program runs Monday through Thursday from 7-10:30 a.m.

  • Extra Points: Dear recent graduates...

    Two weekends ago I travelled back to civilization, whoops, I meant Chicago, for my master’s graduation.

    I’m only 24, but walking across the stage to receive my second degree made me feel old and wise (I am neither) and got me thinking about what I should’ve done to maximize my college experiences.

  • Sharpe: Small town boy makes it big

    Not many people can say they are working their dream job, but Bedford native Joe Sharpe certainly can.

    “The running joke between me and my mother was that I was going to watch sports my whole life and get paid for it,” said Sharpe, who is currently  the head trainer for the OKC Thunder.

  • Catching up with Kasey Carr

    Liberty alumna Kasey Carr continued her softball success at Longwood University, but not at the position she expected.

    After pitching most of her high school career with dashes of playing short stop, Carr spent the majority of her freshmen season at first base.   

  • Calvin Rice Room

        Calvin Rice has worked at the Peaks of Otter Lodge for the better part of the past six decades. Now his legacy of service has been honored with the opening of the Calvin Rice Room at the Lodge.

  • Bedford Farmer’s Market

    Bedford’s Farmer’s Market has a new director this year.
        Jana Fedele now heads the market, which is still operated by the Bedford Area Family YMCA. Fedele stresses, however, that all Farmer’s Market operations are at the pavilion in downtown Bedford.
        The market is open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Health care at the tipping point

    Submitted By Karen Nuzzo

        Are you worried that you may not have access to health care in the future? Are you worried about being able to afford health care insurance? Are you a business owner tired of dealing with the expense of having to provide health insurance for your employees? Are you concerned that Congress and the President are not facing the true realities of providing access to health care for all Americans?

  • With malice toward none

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive..to bind up the nation’s wounds, to..achieve..and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves.”

  • Comey’s testimony was extraordinary

        If he didn’t show anything else during his Senate testimony, fired FBI Director James Comey demonstrated the integrity that Donald Trump so utterly and obviously lacks.
        That was among the reactions Americans felt as literally millions watched last Thursday’s hearing from beginning to end. At the very least, they were left with an impression of a president who went to some lengths to charm the FBI Director who “he hoped” would end an investigation he didn’t want.

  • Different times

        We’ve seen just this past week how different media coverage of the presidency can be.
        Had the main stream media treated President Obama the way it is now treating President Trump, a much different narrative would have been painted on Trump’s predecessor.