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Today's News

  • High School Schedule: April 18-24

    Liberty Minutemen

    Wednesday April 18

    Track & Field vs. Amherst County, Heritage and LCA @ Amherst County, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday April 19

    Girls Tennis vs. E.C. Glass, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys Tennis @ E.C. Glass, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys Soccer @ Jefferson Forest, 7:30 p.m.

    Friday April 20

    Baseball @ Jefferson Forest, 6 p.m.
    (@ Forest Middle School)

  • Basketball: Jones officially a Ram

    Students, coaches, faculty and staff of Staunton River gathered in the lobby of the Golden Eagles’ gymnasium to look on as Kalip Jones officially signed to become a Bluefield Ram.
        

    Jones excelled in both football and basketball but ultimately decided to continue his basketball career at the next level.
      

    “I like football but basketball is just my thing,” Jones said. “Basketball has been the thing I’ve loved ever since I was little.”
        

  • Soccer: Liberty beats down Bees

    A Brookville beat down was in store at the Liberty Minutemen boys soccer team hosted the Bees.
        

    Liberty dominated from the start. Garrett Nicholas scored the first goal–unassisted–in the 12th minute for Liberty. 20 minutes later Brookville put the ball in their own net to give Liberty a 2-0 lead.
        

    Three minutes after Brookville’s own goal the Minutemen drew a penalty resulting in a penalty kick goal from Brandon Campbell to give Liberty a 3-0 lead at the half.
        

  • Legislation provides a solution

    By Ed Baine
    Senior Vice President
    Power Delivery, Dominion Energy.

        For generations, the power company has had a fairly simple relationship with the communities it serves. Customers expected a few basic things to happen: Keep the lights on. Restore power as quickly as possible after an outage. Provide affordable rates.

  • The Va. GOP: Extreme, fanatical, hateful

        With the Trump virus spreading so much toxicity through the national Republican Party, it’s no surprise that much of that is evident in the Virginia GOP.
        It’s not surprising, but it’s very disappointing. The Virginia Republican Party was brought to prominence in the 1960s by moderates, very unlike the right-wing extremists and religious fanatics so evident today.

  • There is no triumph of science

        It’s always fun to read “The Liberal Agenda” when Rick Howell writes about the Bible or history. His column, last week, was no exception.

  • Big Island man to serve six years on rape charge

        A Big Island man pleaded no contest March 30 to raping a victim under the age of 13.
        Ernest William Bondurant, 30, entered the plea in circuit court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 14 years suspended. After being released he will have 10 years of supervised probation.
        The case dates back to 2007. At that time Bondurant was 19 years old.

  • Appomattox man faces embezzlement charges from Lynchburg Nissan

    An Appomattox man is facing eight felony embezzlement charges following a complaint that was filed by Lynchburg Nissan.
        According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, representatives with the car dealership filed a complaint on Feb. 6 advising they had found some possible fraudulent activity on one of their business credit cards.
        As the result of the investigation, Mike D. Smith Jr., a former employee, was charged with nine counts of embezzlement. Eight of those are felony charges, one is a misdemeanor.

  • County tax rates to stay the same

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, Monday night on the county’s budget and proposed tax rates. Nobody spoke at either hearing. The hearing was held in the supervisors regular meeting chamber and was sparsely attended.
        “This is a flat tax rate,” County Administrator Carl Boggess said.
        All tax rates remained that same as they are for the current fiscal year. The supervisors unanimously adopted these tax rates.

  • Vinton man faces child porn charges

        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton.
        The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.