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Today's News

  • Soccer: Lord Botetourt edges Staunton River for district lead

    The championship level atmosphere was apparent from the start, as it should’ve been. The Blue Ridge District’s two best teams collided with the winner taking the district lead, and likely the district championship.
        

    In the first matchup on April 13 Staunton River travelled to Lord Botetourt and the two teams battled it out to a tie. On Friday May 4 Lord Botetourt scored the lone goal and defeated Staunton River 1-0.
        

  • Golf: SMLCA notches two all-state finishers

    William Keep and Zoey Nichols each represented the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys at the VACA State Golf Championship.
        

    Keep, a star player for the Ospreys basketball team, concluded his senior year finishing seventh overall in the men’s section of the tournament.
        

  • Baseball: Jefferson Forest picks up two district wins

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers had three Seminole District games on the schedule this week. The Cavaliers defeated E.C. Glass 9-7 on Tuesday May 1 and on Friday May 4 Brookville 6-4 before losing to Amherst County 3-2 on Monday May 7.
    Jefferson Forest utilized a four-run fifth inning against E.C. Glass to propel them past the Hilltoppers.
        

  • Track and Field: May 2-5 Highlights

    Liberty–The Minutemen competed in the Cosmopolitan Invitational Track Meet at William Fleming this weekend. The men’s team finished seventh overall in the senior division (24 points) and 14th  (10 points) in the junior division. The women’s team finished 17th (2 points) in the senior division and 14th (3 points) in the junior division.
        

  • Seven Minutemen athletes sign to continue career

    A packed cafeteria watched as seven Liberty Minutemen athletes signed to continue their athletic career along with furthering their education on Thursday May 3.
        

    “Everybody in Bedford really supports you,” Taylor Carson, who signed to play football at Ferrum College, said.
        

  • Soccer: Lady Minutemen enter tough final stretch

    Delaney Snead put three goals in Amherst County’s net and Sammie Massey scored the team’s fourth on Tuesday May 1 to lead Liberty to a 4-0 win.
        

    Snead has been the standout for the Lady Minutemen this season, at times being nothing short of unstoppable when the ball is in her possession.
        

  • Herbs are superb for the garden

    By Sue Becker
    Bedford Extension Master Gardener

        Herbs are terrific plants to grow, even for gardeners with the blackest of thumbs.  They are generally tough, and if planted in the right place, can often provide lasting enjoyment throughout the years.

  • Time to curb America’s gun madness

        Given the political upheaval after the Florida school shooting, there is reason to hope that the gun madness in this culture might be on its last legs.
        First, we’ll need this fall’s blue wave of Democratic victories to take back the House, and maybe even the U.S. Senate. As long as too many Republicans both support the gun-worship agenda, and live in fear of an NRA-sponsored primary challenge, they won’t budge.

  • I finally got a rise out of him

        I love to needle liberals! It’s so easy as most of them have that combination of self-righteousness and anger that makes them easy to antagonize. I often do this on Facebook. I have some liberal Facebook friends and I sometimes jump in on one of their threads, make a comment and watch the fun as their angry friends go ballistic. Replies that I have received have included obscenities and personal threats.

  • The Bible

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12

        GQ magazine recently named the Bible as one of the “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read Before You Die.”
        To quote cartoonist Billy De Beck, “horsefeathers.” Or to expound on that phrase—rubbish, pure nonsense.