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  • Beloved coach to retire
      It changed his life. And he certainly changed many lives, in turn. This Saturday, Jefferson Forest Head Coach Jerome Loy will coach the final cross country event of his distinguished career.  The ol' coach is wrapping up his run at JF, hanging up his whistle and going out on top.  However the black and red perform, Loy will walk off the course at Great Meadow a winner.  Certainly, getting another State championship ring to go along with the eight he already has would be a nice parting gift.
  • Another bite at the apple
      Some folks wait their whole lives for that ship to come in. Others get one shot at the brass ring. There are those who only understand that they had a shot when said shot is well past them. Then there's Scott Sigmon. Better known as "Cujo" in these parts, the best boxer to ever come from this area seemed to get his one chance when he went toe-to-toe with former World Champion Kelly Pavlik in Las Vegas. That June, 2012, bout had Pavlik winning a technical knockout in the seventh round.
  • Girls travel hoops tryouts
      FC Basketball Inc., will host try-outs for girls’ travel basketball grade 5th on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Try-outs will be held at Burnt Chimney Elementary School from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Burnt Chimney Elementary School is located at 80 Burnt Chimney Road, Wirtz, VA 24184. For more information contact Brandon Smith, President of FC
  • Photo of the week
  • Captain Dale's SML Fishing Report
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE 540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com  
  • Photo of the week: by Jay Sheaffer
  • Photo of the week: by Haley Fredericks
      This week's Photo of the Week was provided by Haley Fredericks.  "It was taken in my Mom's garden on a daisy stem.  It is a Planthopper Nymphs from the Acanaloniidae family.  They are really small, and whenever you touch them, they hop away.  The strands of fuzz might provide protection from predators:  It could be a trick, having the predators attack the wrong part of the insect-the wax breaks off, while the insect jumps to safety."  
  • Young bucks of the ring
      By Mike Forster sports@bedfordbulletin.com   When one thinks of fertile boxing grounds, places such as Philadelphia, Detroit and. New York come to mind. Well, the City of Brotherly Love, Motown and the Big Apple have some company:  Bedford County, Virginia.
  • Photo of the Week: By Ed Wennerstrom
      Ed Wennerstrom provided this week's Photo of the Week. Ed got his shot of this fatigued filly while at the Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Therapeutic Riding Center, in Forest.      This filly was borne to a rescued pregnant mare  at the center. Ed told us, "I was shooting chore activities being performed by equestrian students at the barn, when I just happen to see a big yawn and snapped a photo."
  • Time to go after stripers
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com   OVERVIEW:   Fishing conditions should start to improve as the days become shorter.. Water temperature will be in the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s. Most bass will feed at night , early morning and late afternoon this month. Fishing for stripers will be good.