Today's News

  • Soccer: Jefferson Forest captures 4D Regional Championship


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    Hugs and cheers filled the Jefferson Forest sideline following at 2-1 victory over Blacksburg to capture the 4D Girls Soccer Regional Championship.


    The body language of the Lady Cavaliers remained poised and controlled. As great as a regional championship is they know it is merely a stepping-stone on their quest to repeat as 4A State Champions.


  • Softball: Perfect Timing


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    Kinnice Turner was running a bit behind schedule on the morning of Liberty’s 3C Regional semifinal game against Broadway. But in the bottom of the ninth inning Turner found herself in the perfect place at the perfect time.


  • Scott Pruitt: Trump’s environmental disaster

        Like the president himself, most of the current members of his Cabinet are ideological hacks who don’t even believe in the functions of the agencies to which they were appointed.
        Only Donald Trump could have put such people as Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson, Rick Perry and others in positions of power. In every case, it’s the classic example of foxes guarding henhouses.

  • Keeping his promise

        It was humorous to read Rick Howell’s outrage, in last week’s Liberal Agenda, about the official move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem. What was funny about it is that President Donald Trump’s decision to move the embassy merely carried out the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

  • President Trump’s Memorial Day remarks

        We are gathered here on the sacred soil of Arlington National Cemetery to honor the lives and deeds of America’s greatest heroes: the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom.  Today, we pay tribute to their service, we mourn alongside their families, and we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.

  • Staunton River holds 55th commencement

        An enthusiastic group of teens gathered at the Vine Center of Liberty University, Saturday, for Staunton River High School’s 55th commencement. The class of 2018 has 239 students.

  • Bedford Main Street dissolves

        Bedford Main Street has dissolved itself.
        Last week Town Manager Bart Warner, at a Town Council meeting, read an e-mail from Diane Wilson, chairman of Main Street’s board of directors, informing Council of the action.
        An immediate question became what to do about Centerfest, which is scheduled for Sept. 22.
        “Centerfest is not a town event,” Warner said.

  • LHS students upset by rumored changes

    According to Tom Messier, a rising senior at Liberty High School, students are upset about what they understand to be a plan to eliminate the deputy superintendent of schools position and move the principal at Liberty High School into another position.


    The school system, however, denies any plans to change leadership at Liberty for the upcoming year.

  • Run for the Wall stops at Memorial

        As they do every year, the bikers taking part in Run for the Wall stopped by the National D-Day Memorial.

  • Meador honored by Goodwill

        Melissa Meador, a Bedford woman, was honored with one of three employee of the year awards by Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Thursday night.

        The ceremony was held at the Hotel Roanoke and one person was selected from the organization’s three areas. Meador is a human resources and wellness specialist.