Today's News

  • Youth deer hunt provides intro to hunting

        The last weekend of September is designated by the state as a time to introduce youth to deer hunting. It’s just before deer season starts, so there are no adult hunters in the woods.
        In Bedford County, local hunter safety instructors will hold a youth deer hunt at Kennedy’s Orchard on Sept. 29. Vernie Kennedy, who owns the 288 acre tract of land, which has been in his family since 1813, is a long-time firearms and hunter safety instructor.

  • Volleyball: Lady Cavs grab two district wins

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers volleyball team is riding their first win streak of the season with three consecutive wins dating back to last Monday. The Lady Cavaliers win streak started with a 3-0 win over Staunton River on Monday, September 10.

    Jefferson Forest followed that up with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-17) over Amherst County on Tuesday, September 11. On Thursday, September 13 the Lady Cavaliers went to E.C. Glass and took down the Lady Hilltoppers 3-1 (20-25, 25-9, 25-17, 25-20).

  • Volleyball: Liberty sweeps Golden Eagles

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Lady Minutemen of Liberty High School traveled to the Eagle’s Nest on Monday, September 17 to face off against the Staunton River Lady Golden Eagles in a Bedford County showdown.

  • Battle of the unbeatens: Liberty squares off with Jefferson Forest

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    It’s been a long, long time since Jefferson Forest and Liberty have collided on the football field in a meaningful game. It’s been even longer since both teams entered a matchup undefeated.

    On Friday, September 21 two teams enter, one leaves with its first blemish in the loss column. This week also serves as a rubber match of sorts between the Bedford County rivals.

  • School board discusses rising cost of FMS project

        After a work session in which the Bedford County School Board listened to a lengthy presentation on personalized learning, the school board took on the issue of an increase in the projected cost of the Forest Middle School (FMS) expansion.
        Kenneth Thacker spoke to the school board about the cost increase. Thacker represented VMDO Architects, the firm hired to handle the expansion project. Thacker had spoken, Monday evening, to the board of supervisors about the cost increase.

  • Four vie for 3 seats on Council

        Voters in Bedford will be able to choose from a field of four candidates who will fill the three seats on Town Council up for election on Nov. 6. Bedford’s town councilmen serve on an at-large  basis,  so   voters  will cast votes for three candidates. The top three vote getters will serve on Town Council.
        The candidates include Bob Wandrei, Darren Shoen, Bruce Hartwick and Steve Rush.

    Bob Wandrei

  • Centerfest is Saturday!

        Bedford’s showcase event, Centerfest, will be held this Saturday, Sept. 22, kicking off festival season throughout the county.
        There will plenty for all to enjoy at this family event.
        Centerfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring two entertainment stages, a Kids Zone, food galore and some 120 artisans and vendors.

  • Update on River Oak Drive murder investigation; suspects arrested

    On Monday evening September 10, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Nadia La-sha McDaniel, 21. She is presently charged with breaking and entering, while armed with a firearm, with the intent to commit robbery.
    This charge stems from the homicide of Aaron Brumfield in Bedford County on Friday September 7. She is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without bond. Additional charges against McDaniel are possible as the investigation continues.

  • Football: Minutemen explode in home opener


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    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    One of the Liberty Minutemen’s goals this off-season was to become a more physical team. Working when no one is watching to be able to impose their will when the lights come on. The team put together its best performance of the season in a 46-7 win over Staunton River in the home opener.


  • Women will lead the way this fall

        “Liberal Women of Chesterfield County” didn’t exist until “tea party” stalwart Dave Brat shocked and defeated the Republican then-GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014.
        Brat went on to Congress, where he has done little but obsess over “repeal and replace,” the angry plan to take away benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Thank goodness they’ve failed; the ACA is still the law of the land and has provided health insurance coverage to about 25 million people.