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Today's News

  • From soup to 'Nuts!'

     

    It was time to dish up some Cream of Single Wing soup.

    William Campbell entertained the Golden Eagles of Staunton River at the Soupbowl Friday night.

    In a slugfest between a pair of throwback offenses, the Generals prevailed, stunning their visitors and knocking them down to 0-3 for the year.

  • Raiders rebuffed

     

    Consider last year avenged. 

    Jefferson Forest repelled a bunch of Raiders from Appomattox in neat fashion last Friday, winning to the tune of 43-27.

    After last year's stunning loss to the Raiders, JF made sure there would be no repeat this time around.

    Scoring on their first two possessions of the game, the Cavs seemed in solid control of things.

  • Streaking into Bedford...

     

    Harrisonburg will be the next course on the Minutemen's plate.

    The Blue Streaks are off to a horrendous start, though that doesn't merit overlooking them.

    In Week 1, they were pounded by E.C. Glass to the tune of 50-7.  A week later, they were bested by Handley, 35-0.  That's two games played under mercy-rule expediting.

  • Minutemen: Bee-Bopped!

     

    Playing the role of the Ukraine to Brookville's Russia, Liberty surrendered huge swaths of land in falling to the Bees, 28-7.

    And, like today's Ukrainians, the lads of Liberty found themselves frustrated, overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to overcome the situation in which they found themselves.

    Worse, any remediation of their woes will have to come from within.

    Going in, this Liberty team featured exactly zero players who know the taste of a varsity win over the Bees.

  • Forest man charged with attempting to abduct boy, attacking several others

    A Forest man has been arrested for attempting to abduct a 13-year-old boy Monday at a bus stop, as well as attacking several other residents.

    At 8:22 a.m. Monday, September 8, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Jane Randolph Street in Forest after receiving a call from a mother who reported that her 13 year old son had returned home from his bus stop.

  • Board delays decision on whether to close Thaxton Elementary; Bedford Primary School won't close

    The Bedford County School Board voted to delay making a decision on whether to close Thaxton Elementary School Thursday. A vote could come by the end of this year, after staff has a chance to craft a plan for where students from that school would be be redistricted to attend.

    The board, at Thursday's special called meeting held at Bedford Science and Technology Center, did apparently rule out closing Bedford Primary School. The decision now apparently hinges on if, and when, Thaxton Elementary would be closed.

  • Helping American families save for higher education

    By Congressman Robert Hurt
    As students across Virginia’s Fifth District have settled into the school routine, many high school seniors are preparing to apply for college.  These preparations include more than achieving good grades and completing applications. The rising cost of higher education requires families to start planning for college years in advance, especially to pay for ever increasing tuition and other costs. 

  • The Congressional mail bag: What you’re saying

    Each month, my office receives thousands of phone calls, letters, e-mails, and even Facebook messages from folks across the Sixth District. Many have questions about current issues before Congress while some are requesting assistance with a federal agency. Here are a few of the questions I have received in recent weeks:

     

  • Centerfest Corner

    By Amanda Adams
    Executive Director
    Bedford Main Street, Inc.

        Centerfest will be here in less than 20 days! If you aren’t excited, you should be!

  • Race makes the right so uncomfortable

    I’m always glad to give John Barnhart material for his “Conservatively Speaking” column. I sometimes think that if I didn’t, he’d have a hard time producing one most weeks.
        My column on the Michael Brown shooting certainly got a visceral reaction from some quarters. Barnhart’s predictable and knee-jerk response (pardon the redundancy) was expected.